Research

Members of the Division of Endocrinology hold over $15 million in grants covering many aspects of pediatric endocrinology. This includes strong research programs particularly in the areas of bone health, Type 1 diabetes and pediatric obesity. Dr. Ward leads local, national and global research initiatives in the study of mechanisms, epidemiology and treatment of bone disorders in children, with an emphasis on osteoporosis in children with serious chronic illnesses. As director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/CCTN Centre for Type 1 diabetes Research, Dr. Lawson is developing and participating in multi-centre pediatric clinical trials. She is also involved in international diabetes studies such as TRIGR, and is medical director of CHEO Family Decision Services, which is a CIHR-funded research-driven program developing tools, strategies and interventions to facilitate shared decision-making. Dr. Hadjiyannakis’ group is examining the interplay between behavioural/psychosocial, genetic and intrauterine factors in predicting risk for obesity related co-morbidities. Dr. Ahmet is leading initiatives to provide more evidence-based guidelines on the management of adrenal suppression. 

Predominant areas of research

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Pediatric bone health
  • Adrenal suppression
  • Obesity and lipid disorders
  • Decision support
  • Medical education
  • Global health

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