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In conjunction with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at CHAM participates in a wide range of research from basic science to human clinical trials.

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at CHAM participates in a wide range of research from basic science to human clinical trials In conjunction with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Our research includes conducting trials for newly diagnosed diabetes patients and those living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome or obesity, as well as screening for relatives of type 1 diabetics and much more. We are currently focused on research to:  

Improve the Quality of Life for Children with Diabetes

Through research using the artificial pancreas and drug therapy, CHAM endocrinologists are working to automate mealtime glucose measurement and insulin delivery, and reduce sugar levels in type 1 diabetics. Patients in the current study have not had to worry about frequent glucose checks, and blood sugars remain under control.

Create Better Outcomes for Girls with Turner Syndrome

As a destination of choice for girls born with Turner syndrome, and their families, CHAM’s experts draw upon the hospital’s vast resources—including infertility treatment, diabetes and thyroid management, and orthopaedic surgery—to treat the many health concerns that these patients encounter. CHAM has also partnered with the Turner Syndrome Foundation to host in-depth educational seminars each year.

Discover Alternative Approaches to Nutritional Counseling

Endocrinologists and nutritionists at CHAM are studying whether nutrition and weight-loss counseling provided in a group setting is equally or more beneficial than a one-on-one approach. Each session offers patients and their parents the opportunity to ask questions and interact with other families, thereby building a lasting network of support and providing an effective means through which lower-income families can achieve their health goals.

Prepare for Diabetes Care During Disaster

By surveying patients in the months after Hurricane Sandy, CHAM endocrinologists determined that patients in lower socioeconomic brackets were equally prepared as those who are more affluent for general disasters and diabetes management. These findings differ from results of an earlier survey conducted in Texas and serve to guide CHAM’s future educational efforts.
Research is a great way to get involved, learn more about diabetes, be more involved in your care and help others. 

You can use the information below to learn more about some of our trials.

Active Clinical Trials

Trial Description
Disease / Condition
Principal Investigator
Trial DescriptionDiabetes Study of Linagliptin and Empagliflozin in Children and Adolescents (DINAMO)TM - Click here for more information18-10-275-01
Disease/ConditionDiabetes and Endocrine
Metabolic Diseases
Pediatric Endocrinology
Principal InvestigatorLisa Underland, MD
Contact Ranjitha Katikaneni

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Trial DescriptionMolecular Basis of Early Childhood Obesity Programming by Intrauterine Growth Restriction - Click here for more information2018-8749
Overweight, Obesity and Weight Loss
Principal InvestigatorMamta Fuloria, MD
Contact Sonia Sheehan

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Trial DescriptionNatural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes - Click here for more information2018-9828
Disease/ConditionDiabetes and Endocrine
Metabolic Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Principal InvestigatorLisa Underland, MD
Contact Doreen Newell

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Trial DescriptionThe Influence of Breakfast on Hormone Responses and Cognitive Performance, as Assessed by CTET in Lean and Obese Adolescent Males - Click here for more information2015-5542
Disease/ConditionMetabolic Diseases
Pediatric Endocrinology
Overweight, Obesity and Weight Loss
Principal InvestigatorLisa Underland, MD
Contact Liset Estanislao

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