Endocrinology care at UNC Children's

The fellowship has an extensive curriculum that combines lectures, journal clubs, seminars and case conferences to provide a variety of educational activities, including the opportunity to teach and to learn from multi-disciplinary teams.

Weekly Conferences:

  • Fundamentals of Endocrine Summer Seminar Series (core topics in endocrinology)
  • Endocrine Teaching Conferences (led by fellows as well as faculty)
  • Division of Endocrinology Visiting Lecturers Seminars
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Board Review (review of case-based questions, moderated by faculty)
    • UNC Division of Adult Endocrinology Research Conferences
  • UNC Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Bi-weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Conferences:

  • Pediatric Endocrinology Journal Club
  • Combined UNC Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology Research and Case Conferences
  • Multidisciplinary joint conferences with Radiology, Genetics, Urology, ENT, PICU, and NICU
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Division Retreat

Research Opportunities

Diverse research opportunities exist within the UNC Pediatric Division of Endocrinology, as well as in collaboration with other divisions and departments within the University. A wide variety of projects are available at the level of population sciences, patient-oriented research, isolated genes, cells, and intact organisms that include transgenic mouse models of human diseases.

Examples of past and current research opportunities/projects:

  • Differences in Multi-Disciplinary Team Management of Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes – Comparisons of Real World Practices
  • Immune response to vaccinations in patients with Turner syndrome
  • Clinical pathway for outpatient education of pediatric patients with new onset type 1 diabetes
  • UNC Pediatric Residency gender dysphoria education initiative
  • Effects of anti-CD4 and -CD8 antibodies on remission of diabetes in mouse models
  • Assess the effect of diabetic ketoacidosis on neurocognitive function in pediatric patients
  • Thyroid screening for newborns born to mothers with Grave’s disease
  • Determining the influence of obesity on pubertal timing in girls
  • Enhancing empathy and knowledge through experience: the T1D Immersion Education Project
  • Understanding how Autoimmune Regulator (Aire) gene promotes tolerance in Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Syndrome Type 1 (APS1) mouse models and patient samples
  • Etiological and clinical characteristics of central diabetes insipidus in children: a single center experience