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, pediatric obesity, and transgender youth.  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 JDRF-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 prevention studies such as TRIGR and Trialnet, and is Co-Principal Investigator of the CIHR funded Trans Youth Can! - a prospective pan Canadian study assessing health, social and family outcomes amongst transgender youth and their parents. 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
  • Transgender youth
  • Shared decision making
  • Medical education
  • Global health

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