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Pediatric Endocrine Society

Formerly Named in Honor of Lawson Wilkins

Clinical Scholar Award Past Recipients

2019 - 2020

Daniel Zeve – Reprogramming Gastrointestinal Stem Cells into Endocrine Cells

Despoina Manousaki - Identifying clinically-relevant circulating protein biomarkers for type 1 diabetes

2018 - 2019

Miranda Broadney, MD, MPH - Break It Up: A study evaluating the effects of interrupting daily sedentary behavior in youth on glucose tolerance and lipid metabolism

Amanda Ackerman, MD, PhD - Identifying Targets to Enhance β Cell Response in Diabetes Using Single-Cell Functional Genomics

Shylaja Srinivasan, MD - Understanding the Genetic Determinants of Weight Loss in Response to Therapeutic Interventions for Type 2 Diabetes in Adults and Children

Stephanie Roberts - Transgenic Expression of Mkrn3 in the Arcuate Nucleus of the Hypothalamus: Impact on the Neuroendocrine Control of Puberty and Reproduction

2017 - 2018

Charumathi Baskaran - Role of gonadal hormones in regulation of anxiety and depression in athletes

Shanlee Davis - Energy metabolism in boys with Klinefelter Syndrome

Christine Ferrara - Genetic variants of lipid metabolism and the effect on beta-cell function in type 1 diabetes

2016 - 2017

Shylaja Srinivasan, MD - Genetics of type 2 diabetes and related therapeutic strategies in youth

Youn Hee Jee, MD - The role of PSD-93 in the initiation of puberty and in the etiology of pubertal delay

Stephanie Roberts, MD - Transgenic expression of Mkrn3 in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus: impact on the neuroendocrine control of puberty and reproduction

2015 - 2016

Jeffrey Roizen, MD, PhD - CYP2R1, the Vitamin D 25-hydroxylase, a critical mechanistic link between disease and serum 25(OH)D

Emily Sims, MD - β cell Derived miR-21 as an Intrinsic Protective Response and Biomarker in Type 1 Diabetes

Diana Stanescu, MD - The maturation of pancreatic endocrine cells in human development

Stephanie Sisley, MD - Mechanisms of CNS Vitamin D in weight regulation

2014 - 2015

Shana McCormack, MD - Translational investigation of abnormal fat metabolism in mitochondrial disease

Jennifer Todd, MD - Genetic association studies of diabetic nephropathy

2013 - 2015

Janet Crane, MD - Temporal-spatial regulation of differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells by Insulin-like growth factor Type 1 and relationship to peak bone mass acquisition

Lily Chao, MD - Nur77 – a novel regulator of muscle growth


Andrew Dauber M.D. - Rare genetic variants as novel causes of short stature

Natalie Shaw, M.D. - The interaction between sleep and reproductive hormone secretion during puberty


Yee-Ming Chan, M.D., PhD - Using kisspeptin to interrogate the human GnRH network


Mark DeBoer, M.D. - Improving endocrine-related outcomes in pre-pubertal colitis

Elvira Isganaitis, M.D. - Obesity and diabetes risk following prenatal undernutrition: identifying molecular mechanisms and targeted therapies

Nancie J. MacIver, M.D. - Leptin as a regulator of T cell metabolism and function

Jennifer Yee, M.D. - Effect of SCD1 Inhibition on adipocyte differentiation in newborn rats programmed to develop adult obesity


Clement Cheung, M.D., Ph.D. - A novel transcriptional factor in VMH development and physiology

Scott Blackman, M.D. - Genetic modifiers of diabetes in cystic fibrosis


Maureen Su, M.D. - The Role of central tolerance in autoimmune endocrinopathies


Sara DiVall, M.D. - Growth factor regulation of the GnRH neuron

Brian Feldman, M.D. - Role of the glucocorticoid receptor in adipogenesis and implications for diabetes and metabolism

Amy Fleischman, M.D. - Mitochondrial function and insulin resistance in obese and lean children


Dennis Chia, M.D. - Not available

Michael Haller, M.D. - Not available


Sudha Biddinger, M.D. - Not available

Sheela Natash Magge, M.D. - Not available


Kuk-Wha Lee, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available

Bradley S. Miller, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available

Jennifer L. Miller, M.D. - Not available

Radhika Muzumdar, M.D. - Not available


David T. Breault, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available

Robert J. Ferry, Jr., M.D. - Not available

Andrea M. Haqq, M.D. - Not available

Jake A. Kushner, M.D. - Not available


Kathleen Bethin, M.D. - Not available

David Geller, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available

Andrea Kelly, M.D. - Not available

Anna Spagnoli, M.D. - Not available


Atul Butte, M.D. - Not available

Rubina Heptulla, M.D. - Not available

Stephen Huang, M.D. - Not available

Daniel Marks, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available


Adda Grimberg, M.D. - Not available


Mark R. Palmert, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available


Pamela M. Thomas, M.D. - Not available


Ruben Diaz, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available


Michael P. Wajnrajch, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available


Jon M. Nakamoto, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available


Cheri L. Deal, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available


Patricia Y. Fechner, M.D. - Not available


Stephen E. Gitelman, M.D. - Not available


Charmian A. Quigley, M.D. - Not available


Paul M. Martha, Jr., M.D. - Not available


Scott A. Rivkees, M.D. - Not available


Nancy J. Charest, M.D. - Not available


Samuel J. Casella, M.D. - Not available