Screening for Metabolic and Reproductive Complications in Obese Children and Adolescents
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Publication InfoIrizarry, Krystal A; Brito, Valerie; & Freemark, Michael (2014). Screening for Metabolic and Reproductive Complications in Obese Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Annals, 43(9). pp. e210-e217. 10.3928/00904481-20140825-07. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/11608.
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Robert C. Atkins, M.D. and Veronica Atkins Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, in the School of Medicine
The primary objective of my basic research has been to elucidate the roles of placental and fetal hormones in the regulation of maternal metabolism and fetal growth. My work has focused on the lactogenic hormones produced by the pituitary gland and placenta. In recent studies we have used targeted knockout mice to explore the molecular mechanisms by which prolactin and placental lactogen regulate pancreatic beta cell mass and insulin production during pregnancy and postnatal life. I also
Medical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics
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