Ongoing Research

TODAY Study

TODAY, which is the acronym for Treatment Options for Diabetes Type 2 in Adolescents and Youth, is a nationwide research study that provides participants with state-of-the-art education materials and medical care for type 2 diabetes.

TrialNet

Researchers in the Department of Pediatrics have recently been chosen to become a major affiliate of TrialNet, a national NIH-sponsored study to understand and prevent type 1 diabetes

SIMPONI

Phase 2A SIMPONI to arrest Beta Cell loss in Type 1 Diabetes (CNTO148DML2001)

Ellipse

Efficacy and Safety of Luraglutide in combination with Metformin vs. Metformin Monotherapy on Glycemic Control in children and adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes.

Bionic Pancreas

Clinical Testing an Insulin-Only and Bihormonal Bionic Pancreas That Automates Type 1 Diabetes Management

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Faculty Research Interest

Jane Lynch, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Greehey Foundation Endowed Chair, Pediatric Endocrinology
Interim Division Chief
Fellowship Director of Pediatric Endocrinology
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Research Interests:
Childhood Diabetes – insulin combination therapies, insulin pumps, Chronic Disease in Children – behavioral and emotional aspects of chronic disease with an understanding of the impact on the family unit, type 2 diabetes in youth Growth in children with chronic illness, impact of medications on growth.

Gary L. Francis, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Research Interests:
Thyroid cancer in children, thyroid neoplasia and any thyroid diseases in children

Carisse Mendoza Orsi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Research Interests:
Effect of a Basal/Pre-Meal Insulin Strategy (Detemir/Aspart) to Improve Insulin Secretion and Action in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes. Byetta Study Extension
Vitamin D in Youth with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): A 24-week, open-label, observational study

Maria Rayas, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Research Interests:
Continuous glucose monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Elia Nila Escaname, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes
Research Interests:
Epigenetics of childhood obesity, metabolic and body composition assessments on infants of diabetic mothers, health literacy in outpatient specialty clinics

Cora Addison, PNP
Wellness Program at Texas Diabetes Institute

Ruby Favela-Prezas, FNP
Diabetes Technology