Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Research

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine faculty include innovative researchers who have established programs at the forefront of investigation in metabolism and energetics.  For example, the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) study led by Dr. Boyd E. Metzger seeks to advance knowledge on the relationship between maternal glycemia and maternal-fetal risks. This massive research initiative has spanned over two decades and has involved thousands of pregnant women at 16 sites worldwide. Andrea Dunaif, MD, who was awarded the largest American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded grant in the Department of Medicine for her work in the field of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), has led the Northwestern University Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) on Sex Differences for over a decade.  One of only eleven SCORs funded by NIH’s Office for Research on Women’s Health, the Northwestern SCOR, “Genes, Androgens and Intrauterine Environment in PCOS,” aims to expedite interdisciplinary development and application of new knowledge to PCOS.  With a strong commitment to excellence in patient-centric research, our faculty are leading the way in clinical investigation and are making significant contributions to bridging gaps between bedside and bench science.

Investigators and Labs

Learn about the individual faculty-led labs within the endocrinology division.

Programs

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine occupies approximately 12,000 square feet of laboratory space within the Tarry Building and Lurie Medical Research Building on the Northwestern Chicago campus. The division also has approximately 1,500 square feet of clinical research space which includes four exam rooms, a waiting room, a sample processing area with refrigerated centrifuge, and a patient data storage room. Learn more about our research efforts via the links below.

Pre- and Post-Doctoral Scholar Research

The Northwestern University Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hormone Action (NUPEDHA) is mentored training program sponsored by an institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)  (Grant # 5T32 DK007169) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) .  The purpose of this program is to train scientists and physicians who can make scientific discoveries and apply these discoveries to the prevention and treatment of diseases in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.  For over 30 years, NUPEDHA has supported graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Northwestern University, providing trainees access to an outstanding group of program mentors and valuable career development resources.

Junior Faculty Research

The Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program at Northwestern University is sponsored by Grant No. K12 HD055884,"Career Development in Women's Health" (CDWH) from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH).   This mentored training program supports the research career development of junior faculty members who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who are about to engage in basic research, translational research, clinical research, and/or health services research relevant to women’s health.