Research

In addition to seeing patients with endocrine or metabolic problems, faculty members perform major clinical studies in the following areas:

  • role of insulin in the polycystic ovary syndrome
  • metabolic syndrome
  • cellular mechanisms of insulin action
  • adipose tissue distribution and its relationship to morbidity
  • regulation of hepatic glucose output
  • endocrine causes of hirsutism and hyperandrogenism
  • new methods of diagnosis and treatment of bone disease
  • adrenal androgen placement therapy in the elderly
  • neuroendocrine studies on patients with pituitary tumors
  • the euthyroid sick syndrome