DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY

Research

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Jane Lynch, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Greehey Foundation Endowed Chair, Pediatric Endocrinology
Interim Division Chief
Fellowship Director of Pediatric Endocrinology
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes

 

Research Interests:
Childhood Diabetes - insulin combination therapies, insulin pumps, Chronic Disease in Children - behavioral and emotional aspects of chronic disease with an understanding of the impact on the family unit, type 2 diabetes in youth Growth in children with chronic illness, impact of medications on growth.

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Carisse Mendoza Orsi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes


 

Research Interests:
Effect of a Basal/Pre-Meal Insulin Strategy (Detemir/Aspart) to Improve Insulin Secretion and Action in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes. Byetta Study Extension

Vitamin D in Youth with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): A 24-week, open-label, observational study

Maria “Sukie” Rayas, M.D.

Maria Rayas, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes


 

Research Interests:
Continuous glucose monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Elia Nila Escaname, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes

 

 

Research Interests:
Epigenetics of childhood obesity, metabolic and body composition assessments on infants of diabetic mothers, health literacy in outpatient specialty clinics

TODAY Study
TODAY, which is the acronym for Treatment Options for Diabetes Type 2 in Adolescents and Youth, is a nationwide research study that provides participants with state-of-the-art education materials and medical care for type 2 diabetes.

TrialNet
Researchers in the Department of Pediatrics have recently been chosen to become a major affiliate of TrialNet, a national NIH-sponsored study to understand and prevent type 1 diabetes.

Chromosome 18 Clinical Research Center