Current Areas of Study

Allergy and Immunology: Asthma; exercise-induced bronchial hyper responsiveness; immune mechanisms in middle ear disease.

Endocrinology: Growth and its disorders: hormone secretion and action. Metabolic regulation in childhood: in-vivo insulin action using clamp experiments, stable isotope methodology and indirect calorimetry in health and disease. Diabetes mellitus: etiology and pathogenesis, hypoglycemia and counteregulation and cognitive function complications. Adrenal disorders and sexual differentiation: molecular diagnosis and biochemical profiling.

Gastroenterology: Gastroesophageal reflux, infantile esophagitis.

Gene Therapy: Gene therapy for Gaucher’s disease, genotype analysis in cystic fibrosis.

Hematology/Oncology: Neutropenia; osteosarcoma; sickle cell anemia; acute lymphoblastic leukemia; interleukin-2 in malignancy.

Muscle Development: Assessment of possible new treatments for muscular dystrophy.

Neurodevelopment: Intrathecal baclofen for dystonia in cerebral palsy.

Neurosurgery: Hypothermia in the treatment of severe head injury; adenosine in the development of cerebrovascular failure following severe head injury.

Nutrition: Racial differences in risk for obesity.

Otolaryngology: Child development in relation to early otitis media; effect of otitis media on the balance system.

Urology: Clinical, biomedical, and genetic characterization of individuals with vesicoureteral reflux.

Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics of anticancer therapy.

Psychiatry: Genetic factors of childhood-onset depression; neurobiology of feeding behavior in bulimia.

Pulmonary Disease: Nontuberculous mycobacteria in cystic fibrosis patients; bone density in cystic fibrosis patients.

Transplantation Medicine: Infectious complications and follow-up of liver transplantation.