The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism is highly active in research, including many opportunities in both clinical and basic research projects. Clinical research projects in the area of diabetes are focused on the metabolic aspects of diabetes, as well as optimizing in-hospital care for patients with diabetes. OSU is also one of the only programs in the country studying islet-cell transplantation as a means to treat type I DM. In addition, the division has ongoing research in the genetics of osteoporosis and a long-standing history of clinical research in benign and malignant thyroid disease. Faculty members with joint appointments at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center are actively engaged in clinical trials for thyroid, neuro-endocrine, and adrenal cancer. For basic research projects, the Division houses NIH-funded investigators in the area of thyroid and endocrine neoplasia. OSU is currently the recipient of the only NIH-supported Program Project grant in the area of thyroid cancer, which brings together researchers from the Division with other researchers on campus interested in this disease. In addition to research carried out directly by faculty members, there are opportunities to interact with clinical and basic faculty from other Divisions whose interest overlap the broad scope of endocrinology.
Some large studies recently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) include the Prevention of Diabetes in African American Program and the Women's Health Initiative. There are opportunities to interact with collaborating basic science faculty as well. The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism has been recognized in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010 and 2011 by U.S. News & World Report as being in the top 3% of all American hospitals in the specialty of endocrinology.
1) a. James cancer center clinical trial: http://cancer.osu.edu/patientsandvisitors/cancerinfo/clinical_trials/pages/trials.aspx
2) Diabetes clinical trial http://diabetesresearch.osu.edu/research/