Endocrinology (Hormones & Growth)

At Nemours, we promise to do whatever it takes to treat children as we would our own. When your child comes to Nemours, we know you’re placing your trust in us. This trust and our dedication to improving the health of your child is what inspires us to provide exceptional care and the most satisfying experience possible.

Research

See What We're Doing in Endocrinology Research

Nemours takes great pride in research — so that we can better serve children today and in the future. There are multiple research projects and clinical trials focused on diabetes and disorders of growth and puberty underway throughout Nemours Centers for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, and with the Nemours Center for Pediatric Psychology Research.

Nemours endocrinologists also collaborate with other researchers in research Centers throughout the organization. The Biomedical Analysis Laboratory is currently providing technical support to several ongoing studies in the areas of growth and metabolism, protein and amino acid metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

Many of our investigative researchers are involved in research projects funded by institutions such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Genentech Foundation for Endocrine Research, and the Abbott Fund among others.

Nemours often offers clinical trials related to endocrinology as well. A clinical trial is a study that evaluates new medicines, new devices, new treatments, or new applications for old treatments.

Clinical Trials in Endocrinology

Clinical trials are safe and supervised by a qualified physician, under strict guidance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Patient safety is extremely important to the FDA, to those conducting the studies, and to everyone at Nemours. In a clinical trial, children participating in the study are monitored closely – and families may refuse any aspect of the study treatment or completely discontinue their child’s participation in the clinical trial at any time.

For information about current clinical trials in:
  • Wilmington, DE: (302) 651-6800
  • Jacksonville, FL: (904) 697-3529
  • Orlando, FL: (407) 650-7150

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