Division Highlights - Endocrinology & Diabetes

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes provides state-of-the-art medical care through six multidisciplinary clinics: Diabetes, Endocrinology, Polycystic Ovarian syndrome, Turner syndrome, Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Health, and Pediatric Fitness Clinics

Our research aims to improve the health and quality of life of children with diabetes and endocrine disorders, to understand the development and health effects of adipose tissue from infancy through adolescence, and to prevent childhood obesity and its consequences.

2014 Highlights

  • David Allen, MD, received the 2014 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Presidential Physician Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills across the organization as well as through community service activities.
  • Aaron Carrel, MD, and David Allen, MD, received a $100,000, two-year grant from Genentech for their project, "A Systematic Evaluation of the Effect of Adiposity on Growth in a Statewide Cohort of Children." This fellowship training program will evaluate a statewide systematic school-based initiative to assess the relationship of childhood growth and puberty onset to degree of adiposity and physical fitness.
  • Michael MacDonald, MD, and co-investigators David Allen, MD, Aaron Carrel, MD, and Ellen Wald, MD, received a five-year, $650,000 renewal of "Childhood Diabetes Clinical and Molecular Research Training (CDCMRT) Program," a T32 training grant funded by the National Institutes of Health–National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH-NIDDK). The program trains MD pediatric endocrinology fellows and PhD fellows for academic research careers that focus on type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity and fitness in children.
  • Fellows Kimberly Henrichs, MD, Tasa Seibert, MD, and Alison Pollock, MD, each received the Pediatric Endocrine Society's (PES) Travel Award to support their travel costs to the PES Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Dustin Richter, an undergraduate student mentored by Ei Terasawa-Grilley, PhD, received a 2014-2015 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship for his project, “The Role of Kisspeptin and Neurokinin B Neuronal Network in the Onset of Puberty in the Rhesus Monkey.”




David B. Allen, MD

Professor and Division Chief

M. Tracy Bekx, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Aaron L. Carrel, MD

Professor (CHS)

Ellen L. Connor, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Michael J. MacDonald, MD

Professor Emeritus

Jennifer L. Rehm, MD

Assisstant Professor

Ei Terasawa, PhD




Recent Publications

Grant Support

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