The Division of Endocrinology has a 50-year tradition of excellence in basic and clinical research, education and patient care.
Interdisciplinary research programs have been emphasized and links forged to the Pediatrics research program and the diabetes and osteoporosis programs at the Graduate School of Public Health. The fellowship program is supported by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant.
Excellent clinical care is provided on inpatient consult services at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health Care System (VAPHCS), Presbyterian/Shadyside locations of the UPMC Health System, Magee Womens Hospital, and the outpatient Falk Endocrinology Clinic on the UPMC Presbyterian campus. Many endocrine faculty are listed among the "Best Physicians in the U.S." in the care and management of diabetes, obesity, thyroid disease, adrenal disease, pituitary disease, osteoporosis, and other Endocrine-related illnesses.
Researchers at the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pitt School of Medicine, have identified a cell-signaling pathway that plays a key role in increasing insulin secretion during pregnancy and, when blocked, leads to the development of gestational diabetes. Their findings are available online today in Diabetes, one of the journals of the American Diabetes Association.
Pitt Study Inches Closer to Finding Cure for Diabetes.