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.

2015 Highlights

  • Brittany Allen, MD, and Jennifer Rehm, MD, received a two-year, $80,000 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant entitled, "An Integrated PATH for Transgender Youth." This project aims to make the services and resources at the American Family Children’s Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Health (PATH) clinic available to youth and advocates statewide, and will create a partnership with community advocates to support the whole transgender child and their family through integration of mental health, legal, educational, and advocacy services.
  • Jennifer Rehm, MD, received a UW Health Patient Experience Champion Award for having achieved the highest level of exemplary patient/provider communication as recognized by her patients.
  • Ei Terasawa, PhD, was recently awarded a one-year, $50,000 UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Basic and Clinical Translational Research Pilot award for her grant, "Generation of GnRH neurons from stem cells". This project will explore methods for generating gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from humans.
  • Endocrinology and diabetes fellows Tasa Seibert, MD, Allison Pollock, MD, and Robert Strait, MD, received Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) Travel Awards in 2015. Each received $750 to support their travel costs to the PES Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, in April 2015.

    Dr. Strait also received a one-year, $5,000 Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Grant for his project, "HPA axis activation by psychological stress as an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome components in children.”
  • In 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) among the top 50 children’s hospitals for pediatric endocrinology.


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