Drs. Allen and Carrel Awarded Grant for Fellowship-Training Program

Aaron Carrel, MD, and David Allen, MD, were recently awarded a $100,000, 2-year grant from Genentech for their project, “A systematic evaluation of the effect of adiposity on growth in a statewide cohort of children.” The central project of this fellowship-training program will be to evaluate a multi-site systematic school-based initiative to assess the relationship of childhood growth and puberty onset to degree of adiposity and physical fitness. This large-scale initiative provides statewide data on children’s growth to our pediatric endocrinology department for close tracking of growth patterns.