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Dorothy J. Becker, MBBCh, has been internationally recognized for her work in the treatment and prevention of diabetes in children. Dr. Becker is chief of endocrinology and diabetes and director of the diabetes program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Becker’s clinical and research focus is diabetes and the application of new therapies in this area. In a major project funded by the National Institutes for Health, Dr. Becker is the principal investigator and coordinator of six U.S. centers of a multinational primary prevention trial for Type I diabetes, or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. This 10-year study is designed to determine whether feeding predigested cow milk formula to babies who are bottle-fed will prevent insulin-dependent diabetes. Dr. Becker’s current and past research activities include investigating cognitive function and hypoglycemia in children with Type I diabetes (through 2004), and causes and complications of and risk factors for developing Type I diabetes.
Among her many achievements, Dr. Becker has received the McEllroy Award from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Alumni Association, the Founder’s Award from the Midwest Society of Pediatric Research and the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diabetes in Youth from the American Diabetes Association. She also is a member of the western Pennsylvania board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Association and has been invited to lecture audiences around the world.
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