Endocrinology and Diabetes | Research

A longstanding strength of Washington University, in general, has been the ability to establish close and collaborative working relationships between different divisions and departments at the medical center and the University. This has enabled the development of Washington University as a leader in research.  Our most active areas of research have traditionally been related to growth and diabetes.  Other areas of clinical and research expertise include lipid metabolism and bone and mineral metabolism.  Over the last few years, the investigative interests and expertise within the division have branched out into more basic areas of research, including the use and development of animal models, including transgenic and knockout mice, to study neuroendocrinologic regulation and carbohydrate metabolism.

Members of the division maintain an active interest in clinical studies related to development and implementation of innovative methods of care of diabetic children and teenagers.  This dates back to Dr. Santiago and Dr. White being among the first in the country to use insulin pumps in the management of patients with type 1 diabetes and their involvement in the DCCT.

New Publications

  1. White NH. Long-term Outcomes in Youths with Diabetes Mellitus. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Aug;62(4):889-909. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2015.04.004. Epub 2015 May23. Review. PubMed PMID: 26210623. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2015.04.004
  2. Kraft TE, Armstrong C, Heitmeier MR, Odom AR, Hruz PW. The Glucose Transporter PfHT is an Antimalarial Target of the HIV Protease Inhibitor Lopinavir. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Jul 27. pii: AAC.00899-15. [Epub ahead ofprint] PubMed PMID: 26248369.
  3. Eisenstein SA, Gredysa DM, Antenor-Dorsey JA, Green L, Arbeláez AM, Koller JM, Black KJ, Perlmutter JS, Moerlein SM, Hershey T. Insulin, Central Dopamine D2 Receptors, and Monetary Reward Discounting in Obesity. PLoS One. 2015 Jul20;10(7):e0133621. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133621. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26192187; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4507849.