Dr. McCormack investigates the intersection of neuroendocrinology and metabolism. Her translational research program involves two areas. The first involves studying those with genetic disorders, including primary mitochondrial diseases and Friedreich's ataxia, with characterized risk for diabetes mellitus. Second, Dr. McCormack focuses on brain disorders associated with excess weight gain, including brain tumor-related hypothalamic obesity syndrome and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
Dr. Shah's research is centered on understanding obesity and its related complications. Her current work includes clinical and translational studies exploring pathophysiology and modulation of obesity-related adipose tissue and systemic inflammation using human cell lines and clinical trials. She is also involved in clinical studies of outcomes and risk factors of polycystic ovarian syndrome and type 2 diabetes in teens.
Dr. Levine has an active laboratory research program that complements and extends his clinical studies. He has identified the molecular basis of several inherited disorders of mineral metabolism. His research interests extend to the molecular basis for embryological development of the parathyroid glands.
Onwards and upwards: Last week's grand opening of the new Roberts Center for Pediatric Research coincided with a series of exciting news that suggest breakthroughs are on the horizon, and also give us a sense of how far research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has come.