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Pediatric Endocrine Society

Formerly Named in Honor of Lawson Wilkins

Research Fellowship Award Past Recipients


2019 - 2020

Jennifer Ikle - Generation and analysis of a zebrafish model of KATP-dependent congenital hyperinsulinism

Rebecca Harris - Chromosomal and Hormonal Contributions to Sexually Dimorphic Human Disease

Alyssa Huang - Dietary Cholesterol and Neuropeptide Agouti Related Peptide Act in Concert to Regulate Food Seeking Behavior

Liya Kerem - The neurobiological underpinnings of avoidant/restrictive eating behavior by weight

2017 - 2018

Shai Fuchs - Role of glucagon-like peptides in the regulation of hepatic steatosis

Margaret Stefater - Splanchnic amino acid sequestration as a key mechanism for metabolic improvement after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

2016 - 2017

Mireille El Bejjani, MD - The role of soluble lipid transport proteins in modulating the metabolic effects of LRH-1

Nora Renthal, MD, PhD - Exploring transient receptor potential melastatin 6 (TRPM6) as a channel-kinase regulator of mineral metabolism

2015 - 2016

Stephen Stone, MD - The role of regenerating protein in β cell endoplasmic reticulum stress

Kim Shams, MD - A Mechanistic examination of dietary composition on metabolic fuel availability

Leslie Kimura, MD - Humanin: pro-differentiation effects and cytoprotection against oxidative stress in myoblasts

2014 - 2015

Christine Ferrara, MD - Fgfr1 signaling regulates pancreatic islet function

David Sparling, MD - The role of notch in adipose function

Risa Wolf, MD - Determining the role of CTRP3 in human and rodent metabolism

2013 - 2014

Melanie Cree Green, MD - Impact of obesity and androgens on cardiovascular function and organ specific insulin sensitivity in youth with PCOS

Michelle Van Name, MD - Changes in appetite related gut peptides and associated brain regulation of satiety measured by fMRI after lifestyle modification in obese insulin resistant adolescents.

Jeffrey Roizen, MD, PhD - CYP2R1 polymorphisms determine serum [25(OH)D]

Youn Hee Jee, MD - The role of heparin-binding growth factors in childhood growth and growth disorders

2012 - 2013

Bharti Balhara M.D. - Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Dissect the Impact of Genetic Insulin Resistance on Cellular Metabolism

Yung-Ping Chin M.D. - Humanin: A novel endocrine treatment for diabetes-related neuronal damage

Monica Grover M.D. - Dissecting the Role of Osteoblast Derived Nitric Oxide in Bone Remodeling

Christina Jacobsen M.D., Ph.D. - Treatment of Severe Osteogenesis Imperfecta By Increasing LRP5 Signaling

Grace Kim M.D. - Nutrigenetics study of fatty liver disease in obese youth


Jennifer Danzig , M.D. - Energy expenditure and body composition in Pseudohypoparathyroidism 1a

Bethany Freedman, M.D. - Adrenal lineage development: role of the zona glomerulosa

Shana McCormack , M.D. - Effects of exercise training on insulin resistance in children and adolescents

Jennifer Rehm , M.D. - Early detection and significance of fatty liver disease in adolescent girls with polycystic ovary disease

Durga Singer , M.D. - Stress and obesity: the role of neuropeptide Y in adipose tissue inflammation

Jenise Wong , M.D. - Metabolic effects of inherited short sleep mutations


Andrew Calabria, M.D. - Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 and post-prandial hypoglycemia after fundoplication

Nursen Gurtunca, M.D. - IL-7 transduced dendritic cells as regulators of autoimmunity of diabetes mellitus

Belinda Lennerz, M.D. - Effects of dietary glycemic index on brain function

Jeanie Tryggestad, M.D. - Vascular compliance and endothelial function in children with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Jonathon Wasserman, M.D. - The Role of p53 mutation and structural genomic variation in pediatric arenocortical carcinoma

Yun Yan, M.D. - IGF-1 promotes mesenchymal stem cell bone formation in fracture healing


Brigid Gregg, M.D. - What is the role of protein kinase C delta in beta-cell function, growth and death and its relationship to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes?

Melinda Penn, M.D. - The microRNA expression profile of the human pancreatic beta-cell

Jennifer Sherr, M.D. - Not available

Lisa Gallo, M.D. - "The Chromosome 8 contribution to Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) resistance"

Natalie Shaw, M.D. - The effect of sleep apnea on nocturnal GnRH/LH secretion in children in early puberty


Cem Demirci, M.D. - Not available

Siri Atma Greeley, M.D. - Diagnosis and treatment of neonatal diabetes mellitus

Dorit Koren, M.D. - Not available

Ali Mohamadi, M.D. - Mutation analysis of muscarinic cholinergic receptors in familial isolated growth hormone deficiency type IB

Rachana Shah, M.D. - Identification of novel human adipocytokines through evoked inflammation of adipose in vivo


Brian Bordini, M.D. - Hormone rhythms in early pubertal obese girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Christine M. Burt-Soloranzo, M.D. - Perinatal nutrition and the maturation of glucose metabolism and hypothalmic feeding circuits in mice

Yee-Ming Chan, M.D. - Identifying pubertal rregulators of Kiss1 expression

Ann-Marie Francisco, M.D. - Adipose tissue expression of Icam1 correlates with macrophage content, adiposity and insulin resistance

Elvira Isganaitis, M.D. - Not available

Nina Jain, M.D. - Cell-Specific IGF-I and IGFI-R expression during cuprizone-induced demyelinating brain injury


Vaneeta Bamba, M.D. - Not available

Jacalyn M. Bishop, M.D. - Not available

Scott M. Blackman, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available

Clement C. Cheung, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available

Brian J. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. - Not available

Sara Pinney, M.D. - Not available

Ruvdeep S. Randhawa, M.D. - Not available


Mark DeBoer, M.D. - Not available

Nina Ham, M.D. - Not available

Olga Hardy, M.D. - Not available

Michael Stalvey, M.D. - Not available

Joshua Yang, M.D. - Not available


Tandy Aye, M.D. - Not available

Stephanie Drobac, M.D. - Not available

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


Deanna Adkins, M.D. - Not available

Dennis J. Chia, M.D. - Not available

Mina Kim, M.D. - Not available


David Breault, M.D. - Not available

Alexander Maret, M.D. - Not available

Weizhen Xu, M.D. - Not available


Michael S. D. Agus, M.D. - Not available

Andrea Haqq, M.D. - Not available

Diva Ng, M.D. - Not available


Andrea Kelly, M.D. - Not available

Lawrence Wetterau, M.D. - Not available


Robert Ferry, M.D. - Not available

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


Dionisios Chrysis, M.D. - Not available

Adda Grimberg, M.D. - Not available


Stuart A. Weinzimer, M.D. - Not available

Marjorie Zakaria, M.D. - Not available


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

David Geller, M.D. - Not available


Alan A. Herschenfeld, M.D. - Not available

Lorraine E. Levitt Katz, M.D. - Not available


David Ludwig, M.D. - Not available


Alan B. Cortez, M.D. - Not available


David W. Cooke, M.D. - Not available


Pinchas Cohen, M.D. - Not available


Ying Tai Chang, M.D. - Not available