Medical College of Wisconsin Endocrinology Research
The Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine has always maintained a high level of research and scholarly activity. All of our current full-time faculty have been or are currently involved in our clinical or basic-science research programs. All the clinical faculty are actively involved in training, with an active ACGME-accredited Endocrinology Fellowship program that has been in existence since 1962. There is active participation at all levels of medical student education and the research activities has led to many trainees who themselves have become independent successful investigators.
About our Research
We have active clinical research involving the genetics of obesity and metabolic syndrome, genetics and physiological determinants of hypertension, and ACTH and cortisol dynamics in human disease.
There are a number of investigators performing basic research in Endocrinology. These studies range from investigations of sterol metabolism, steroid hormone metabolism, genes involved in fat cell metabolism and the regulation of fat metabolism and energy utilization.
Current Clinical Trials
Resting Metabolic Rate and Gut microbiome in African American Women (PDF)
Past Clinical Trials
Are you an Identical Twin? (PDF)
If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical study looking at what kind of modifications to one’s genetic code would lead to higher blood pressures. For more information, please call (414) 955-7438
Vitamin D Research Study (PDF)
Personalized Vitamin D Supplementation in European and African Americans Clinical Trial
TOPS Center for Obesity and Metabolic Research studies weight gain and obesity and risk factors for co-morbidities.