Division Highlights - Endocrinology & Diabetes

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes provides state-of-the-art medical care through seven  multidisciplinary clinics: Diabetes, Endocrinology, Polycystic Ovarian syndrome, Turner syndrome, Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Health, Metabolic Syndrome, 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.

2016 Highlights

  • David Allen, MD, Tracy Bekx, MD, and Allison Pollock, MD, received a two-year $162,465 UW Health Innovations grant for their project, "Improving Access to Quality Pediatric Diabetes Care through Telemedicine."

  • M. Tracy Bekx, MD, received a one-year, $20,250 Youth Health Transition Quality Improvement Grant from the Waisman Center for her project, "Transition of Care in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Teaching Patients ‘The Keys’ To Drive Their Own Diabetes."

  • Co-investigator Aaron Carrel, MD, along with principal investigator Elizabeth Petty, MD, received a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program Education and Research Committee for the project, “Engaging Clinicians in Online Social Learning to Close Knowledge Gaps in Community Health: Pilot Focus on Obesity and Mental Health Care.”

  • A team from the Fair Wisconsin Education Fund, with academic partners Jennifer Rehm, MD, and Brittany Allen, MD, received a two-year, $50,000 Wisconsin Partnership Program Community Opportunity grant for their project, "Transgender Health—A New Horizon in Equity and Health Care."

    Drs. Rehm and Allen also received a one-year, $10,000 pilot grant from the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEAD) program for their project, “Wisconsin Survey of Trans Youth: An Assessment of Resources and Needs.”





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