Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology researchers engage in a wide range of research activities to expand the understanding of endocrine disorders in children and adolescents, and to innovate more effective strategies for the prevention, management and resolution of endocrine disease. We continue to break new ground in our understanding of conditions including diabetes, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, pediatric growth and metabolism.
Perioperative Stress-Dosing of Steroids in Children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Both inadequate and excessive steroid supplementation in children with CAH may result in unwanted side effects during and after surgery. The goal of this study, led by Drs. Karen Su and Oksana Lekarev, is to measure clinical and biochemical parameters in children with CAH undergoing surgery, to assess the appropriateness of their steroid regimen during this critical period.
Psychosocial Well-Being in Children with Type 1 Diabetes
Children with diabetes have higher rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health comorbidities. This prospective study, led by Drs. Susan Samuels and Zoltan Antal, examines the incidence and impact of these conditions in children with Type 1 diabetes.
TrialNet Natural History of Type 1 Diabetes
Weill Cornell Medicine is one of multiple institutions across the U.S. enrolling first- and second-degree relatives of children with Type 1 diabetes to screen for their own risk of developing Type 1 diabetes.
The Risk of Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Obese Children taking Metformin
Adults who are prescribed Metformin are known to be at risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency, but whether this risk is similar in children is unknown. Dr. Tiffany Schumaker leads this study to assess risk among children treated with Metformin.
Risk Factors for Weight Gain and Metabolic Disorders in Children Prescribed Antipsychotic Medications
Well-known side effects of antipsychotic medication are weight gain, Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic abnormalities. Led by Dr. Marisa Censani, this study evaluates various factors that may explain these side effects.
Effects of Stimulants on Bone Health in Growing Children
Dr. Alexis Feuer has previously identified and published data regarding the association between stimulant use and decreased bone mineral density in children. Dr. Feuer now leads basic science and translational studies to further understand the underlying cause of this association.
Hyperglycemia in Children with Acute Leukemia
In collaboration with the pediatric hematology and oncology team at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Zoltan Antal assesses the incidence of hyperglycemia in children newly diagnosed and treated for acute leukemia.