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Endocrinology and Diabetes



Original clinical research is the culmination of the education, clinical work, and mentorship provided by the three-year endocrinology and diabetes fellowship at CHAM. Among our faculty are potential mentors for fellows, including those in pediatric endocrinology, adult endocrinology, obstetrics and gynecology, and other departments. Some faculty members are involved in clinical trials, while others have completed a year-long course in clinical research and/or quality improvement.

The schedule for didactics and clinics allows ample dedicated time for fellows to focus on their research in their second and third years. Each fellow meets a minimum of three times with a self-selected scholarly oversight committee to review their research plan, monitor progress, and provide feedback. Fellows are expected to produce an abstract, which will ideally be presented at a national and/or international meeting and turned into a full manuscript.

Previous fellows have won grants and teaching awards. They have given oral presentations and poster presentations at national and local meetings, as well as published case reports, reviews, and original research. Montefiore's Department of Pediatrics hosts a Pediatric Research Day in April where many fellows present their work to their colleagues. We are excited by the research our fellows produce through the rigorous combination of clinical experience, education and research.

Fellows with a particular interest in research may consider the Clinical Research Training Program.

Here are the projects of our current fellows and recent graduates:

Projects of Current and Past Fellows:

  • Exploring Characteristics of Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar States in Pediatric Patients with an Emphasis on Hypernatremia
  • Vitamin D and calcium metabolism in the MIS-C patients following COVID infection
  • Assessing the Effect of Insulin Degludec on Hemoglobin A1c in an urban population of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Quality Improvement: Improving Awareness About Medical ID bracelets in children with diabetes
  • Factors that Influence Change in BMI after treatment  of autoimmune thyroid disease in children and adolescents
  • The Influence of Breakfast on Hormone Responses and Cognitive Performance, as assessed by CTET in lean and obese adolescent males
  • Creating a novel humanized mouse model for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Review of NHANES database for thyroid function test abnormalities in children with obesity
  • Retrospective review applying 2015 criteria for thyroid nodule concerning sonographic features to previously reported pediatric thyroid nodules
  • Interrogation of the Igf1 gene locus for genetic and epigenetic defects that underlie discordant serum IGF-1 levels of MRL/J and SM/J inbred mouse strains.
  • Influence of morning nutrition on cognitive performance in children with obesity
  • Developing protocol for pre-operative and post-operative evaluation and management for pediatric thyroidectomy
  • Supporting Emerging Adults with Diabetes (SEAD) Program: A model for transition
  • Quality improvement project to reduce time to subcutaneous insulin administration for inpatients with diabetes
  • Incidence and Outcomes of Pituitary Microadenomas in Children with Short Stature/Growth Hormone Deficiency (accepted for publication in Hormone Research in Pediatrics)
  • Prevalence of emergency medical identification (EMI) use and an intervention to improve the use of EMI in pediatric insulin-using diabetes patients
  • Pediatric Endocrinologists’ Experiences with Continuous Glucose Monitors in Children with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Insulin resistance and obstructive sleep apnea in adolescents with PCOS
  • MRI and Ultrasound Imaging of the ovaries in adolescents with PCOS
  • Non-invasive tissue-specific glucose uptake in pregnancy using the dual imaging of MRI and mPET

Collaborative Fellowship Projects

Fellow Presentations and Publications:

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