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SoJung Lee, PhD

Sojung lee, MD
Job Title Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5147 Phone
412-692-8531 Fax

Education and Training

Graduate School:

2005 PhD, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
2001 MS, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
 

Memberships

  • Obesity Society 
  • American Diabetes Association  
  • Pediatric Academic Societies
  • Expert Panel Member of the Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome Working Group, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Awards

  • 2011 International Conference on Diabetes and Metabolism Travel Grant Award, Seoul, Korea, November 10-12.
  • 2011 Young Investigator Travel Grant Award, American Diabetes Association 71st Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA, June 24-28. 
  • 2009 Expert Panel Member of the Anthropometry and Body Composition Working Group.  Sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, October 23-24.
  • 2009 Best Poster Presentation Award, Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, September 2-5, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 2009 Expert Panel Member of the Consensus Meeting on Insulin Resistance in Children.  Sponsored by the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE), the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES), the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), the Asian Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society (APPES) and the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (JSPE), May 20-23, Enghien-les-Bains, France.
  • 2008 Expert Panel Member of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome Working Group-Round 2 Toward a working definition of the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents. Sponsored by NIH (NICHD/NIDDK/NHLBI/ORD), January 31-February 1.
  • 2006 Expert Panel Member of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome Working Group-Round 1 Toward a working definition of the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents. Sponsored by NIH (NICHD/NIDDK/NHLBI/ORD), July 17-18.
  • 2006 Young Investigator Award: Serono International Symposia Metabolic Syndrome/Metabolic Risk, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 2001-2004 Queen’s University Graduate Scholarship
  • 2001-2004 International Student Tuition Bursary
  • 2000 University of Manitoba Travel Grant Award

Publications

  • Lee S, Deldin AR, White D, Libman I, Rivera-Vega M, Kuk JL, Sandoval S, Boesch C, Arslanian S.  Aerobic exercise but not resistance exercise reduces visceral adiposity, intrahepatic lipid and insulin resistance in obese adolescent girls: A randomized controlled trial.  Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Nov 15;305(10):E1222-9.
  • Lee S and Kuk JL. Changes in fat and skeletal muscle with exercise training in obese adolescents: comparison of whole-body MRI and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Oct;21(10):2063-71.
  • Lee S, Bacha F, Hannon T, Kuk JL, Boesch C, Arslanian S.  Effects of aerobic versus resistance exercise without calorie restriction on abdominal fat, intrahepatic lipid and insulin sensitivity in obese adolescent boys: A randomized controlled trial.  Diabetes. 2012 Nov;61(11):2787-95.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Resistance and Cardiorespiratory Time-matched Exercise in Youth: A Randomized Clinical Trial (The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
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January 3, 2014
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