The Pediatric Endocrinology Diabetes Center is directed by Teresa Quattrin, MD, an internationally known physician-scientist who is professor and chair of pediatrics at UB and pediatrician-in chief at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
The center follows approximately 2,000 patients with endocrinopathies and 600 with diabetes. It treats most of the children with diabetes in the region and has served as a regional referral center where patients can participate in clinical trials.
Researchers in the center are testing a novel family-based weight control intervention in preschool children in pediatric practices. The intervention, called Buffalo Healthy Tots, is the first of its kind in the U.S. and is funded by a grant to Quattrin from the National Institutes of Health.
Quattrin also is principal investigator on Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, a study conducted nationally and internationally to prevent diabetes and halt its progression.
She has received one of five Type 2 Diabetes Center of Excellence grants from the New York State Department of Health to screen youth at increased risk of developing the disease.