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.
- 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.”
Professor and Division Chief
Associate Professor (CHS)
Allen DB, Backeljauw P, Bidlingmaier M, et al. GH safety workshop position paper: a critical appraisal of recombinant human GH therapy in children and adults. Eur J Endocrinol. 2016 Feb;174(2):P1-9. doi: 10.1530/EJE-15-0873. Epub 2015 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 26563978; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4674592.
Allen DB. Hormonal eligibility criteria for 'includes females' competition: a practical but problematic solution. Horm Res Paediatr. 2016;85(4):278-82. doi: 10.1159/000444054. Epub 2016 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 26872015. *
Bekx MT, Connor EL. Constitutional delay. In: Appelbaum, ed. Abnormal Female Puberty: A Clinical Casebook. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2016.
Carrel AL, Allen DB. GH therapy in children with Prader-Willi syndrome. In Radovick S, MacGillivray, eds. Pediatric Endocrinology – A Practical Clinical Guide. New York:Humana Press; 2016.
El Azzouny M, Longacre MJ, Ansari IU, Kennedy RT, Burant CF, MacDonald MJ. Knockdown of ATP citrate lyase in pancreatic beta cells does not inhibit insulin secretion or glucose flux and implicates the acetoacetate pathway in insulin secretion. Mol Metab. 2016 Aug 8;5(10):980-7. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2016.07.011. PubMed PMID: 27689010; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5034614.
Kapadia CR, Nebesio TD, Myers SE, Willi S, Miller BS, Allen DB, Jacobson-Dickman E; Drugs and Therapeutics Committee of the Pediatric Endocrine Society. Endocrine effects of inhaled corticosteroids in children. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Feb;170(2):163-70. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3526. Review. PubMed PMID: 26720105.
Kenealy BP, Keen KL, Kapoor A, Terasawa E. Neuroestradiol in the stalk median eminence of female rhesus macaques decreases in association with puberty onset. Endocrinology. 2016 Jan;157(1):70-6. doi: 10.1210/en.2015-1770. Epub 2015 Oct 23. PubMed PMID: 26496022; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4701893.
Kurian JR, Louis S, Keen KL, Wolfe A, Terasawa E, Levine JE. The methylcytosine dioxygenase ten-eleven translocase-2 (tet2) enables elevated GnRH gene expression and maintenance of male reproductive function. Endocrinology. 2016 Sep;157(9):3588-603. doi: 10.1210/en.2016-1087. PubMed PMID: 27384303; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5007894.
MacDonald MJ, Hasan NM, Ansari IU, Longacre MJ, Kendrick MA, Stoker SW. Discovery of a genetic metabolic cause for Mauriac Syndrome in Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes. 2016 Jul;65(7):2051-9. doi: 10.2337/db16-0099. PubMed PMID: 27207549.
McCabe KE, Pollock AJ, Rehm JL, DeSantes KB. Curative potential of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant in type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2016 Aug 30. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12430. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27572817. *
Pollock AJ, Allen DB, Wiebe D, Eickhoff J, MacDonald M, Baker M. Development of filter paper hemoglobin A1c assay applicable to newborn screening. Clin Chim Acta. 2016 Jun 1;457:24-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2016.03.014. Epub 2016 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 27016455; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4875889.
Pollock AJ, Moreno MA, Bekx MT, Connor EL. Online resources for pediatric Type 1 diabetes: What adolescents want. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2016 Nov 1;10(6):1419-1420. PubMed PMID: 27170634; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5094327.
Pollock AJ, Seibert T, Allen DB. Severe and persistent thyroid dysfunction associated with tetracycline-antibiotic treatment in youth. J Pediatr. 2016 Jun;173:232-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.03.034. Epub 2016 Apr 5. PubMed PMID: 27059913; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4884496.
Pollock AJ, Seibert TS, Salvatori C, Caturegli P, Allen DB. Pituitary antibodies in an adolescent with secondary adrenal insufficiency and Turner syndrome. Horm Res Paediatr. 2016 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27355580; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5201459. *
Santiago-Torres M, Cui Y, Adams AK, Allen DB, Carrel AL, Guo JY, Delgado-Rendon A, LaRowe TL, Schoeller DA. Familial and individual predictors of obesity and insulin resistance in urban Hispanic children. Pediatr Obes. 2016 Feb;11(1):54-60. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12020. Epub 2015 Mar 2. PubMed PMID: 25728238; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4558387.
Santiago-Torres M, Cui Y, Adams AK, Allen DB, Carrel AL, Guo JY, LaRowe TL, Schoeller DA. Structural equation modeling of the associations between the home environment and obesity-related cardiovascular fitness and insulin resistance among Hispanic children. Appetite. 2016 Jun 1;101:23-30. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.003. Epub 2016 Feb 3. PubMed PMID: 26850309.
*ePub only; no print citation available when report was compiled
Our faculty were principal investigators and/or co-investigators on the following grants during calendar year 2016.
|Allen, David B (PI)||Covance Inc||ANSWER Registry|
|Allen, David B (PI) with Carrel, Aaron (associate director)||DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health||CDCMRT Training Grant|
|Allen, David B (PI)||Endocrine Fellows Foundation||HPA Axis Activation by Psychological Stress as an Independent Risk Factor for Metabolic Syndrome Components in Children (R. Strait)|
|Allen, David B (PI)||Pediatric Endocrine Society||PES Travel Grant 2016 for A. Pollock|
|Allen, David B (PI)||Pediatric Endocrine Society||PES Travel Grant 2016 for L. Kanner|
|Allen, David B (PI)||Pediatric Endocrine Society||PES Travel Grant 2016 for R. Strait|
|Bekx, M. Tracy (PI) with Pollock, Allison (co-I)||Wisconsin Dept of Health Services||Transition of Care in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Teaching Patients|
|Carrel, Aaron L (PI)||Genentech, Inc||A Systematic Initiative to Evaluate the Effect of Adiposity and Fitness on Growth in a Statewide Cohort of Children|
|Carrel, Aaron (co-I) with Petty, Elizabeth (PI)||UWF - Wisconsin Partnership - MERC||Engaging Clinicians in Online Social Learning to Close Knowledge Gaps in Community Health: Pilot Focus on Obesity and Mental Health Care|
|Carrel, Aaron L (co-I) with Adams, Alexandra (PI)||Wisconsin Partnership Program||Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Initiative|
|Carrel, Aaron L (academic partner with Oneida County Health Department)||Wisconsin Partnership Program||Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity and Nutrition): Pathways to Health|
|Carrel, Aaron L (co-I with Community Groundworks)||Wisconsin Partnership Program||Growing Farm to School: Cultivating Childhood Wellness Through Gardening|
|MacDonald, Michael J (PI)||UWF - University of Wisconsin Foundation||Pediatrics Diabetes Center|
|Rehm, Jennifer (PI)||UWMF - UW Medical Foundation||WI Survey of Trans Youth: An Assessment of Resources and Needs|
|Rehm, Jennifer (PI)||DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health||Early Intervention and Prevention of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Adolescents and Young Women (BIRCWH)|
|Rehm, Jennifer L (co-project leader) with Allen, Brittany J (co-project leader)||Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea||An Integrated Path for Transgender Youth|
|Rehm, Jennifer L (academic partner with Allen, Brittany J and Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition)||Wisconsin Partnership Program||Transgender Health - a New Horizon in Equity and Health Care|
|Terasawa-Grilley, Ei (PI)||DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health||Role of Neuroestrogens in Control of GnRH Release|
|Terasawa-Grilley, Ei (PI)||DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health||Generation of GnRH Neurons From Stem Cells|
|Terasawa-Grilley, Ei (PI)||Massachusetts General Hospital||Kisspeptin and Neurokinin B: From Physiology in the Monkey to Pathophysiology in the Human|
|Terasawa-Grilley, Ei (co-I) with Mailick, Marsha (PI)||NIH/Office of the Director||Wisconsin National Primate Center|