UCLA is one of the leading research institutions in the world and receives more than $1 billion in extramural research funding every year, making it the nation’s 9th largest research university. Our division benefits from this rich research environment, allowing us to contribute to cutting-edge bench, translational and clinical research to improve child health.
Our three research faculty lead cutting-edge research programs, currently funded by five R-equivalent grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Steven Mittelman's lab studies the links between obesity and poor outcome of childhood leukemia. Read more>>
Maureen Su's Lab examines how autoimmunity can affect endocrine function. Read more>>
Xingxing Kong’s lab studies how muscle and fat tissue communicate, which can both promote and prevent obesity. Read more>>
Our division also supports several clinical research studies, giving our patients access to cutting edge diagnostic and treatment modalities.
The Endocrine Division participates in a number of clinical research studies aimed at improving the lives of children. Some of these include:
Faculty and trainees benefit from the outstanding research environment at UCLA. See below for just a few of the programs and initiatives which impact our division: