The mission at the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center is to teach, to heal and to discover. Our physician-scientists and researchers are passionately dedicated to improving children's health through basic, translational and clinical research. In the area of pediatric endocrinology, we are focused on exploring ways to better understand type 1 diabetes in order to predict, prevent and better treat this chronic disease.
Newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, contact the Steele Children's Research Center office for a Diabetes Kit full of helpful items. 520-626-1614
Arizona Steele Children's Research Center pediatric endocrinologists are focused on exploring ways to better understand and treat hormone conditions affecting children.
Current Clinical Studies
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Pathway to Prevention (P2P)
A positive antibody test is an early sign that damage to insulin-secreting cells may have begun. Individuals with antibodies are offered the opportunity for further testing to determine their risk of developing T1D and to monitor for the condition. These results will also be used to identify people eligible to enroll in prevention and intervention studies.
FREADOM: Family Routines Enhancing Adolescent Diabetes by Optimizing Management
Principal Investigator: Michelle Perfect, PhD - email@example.com
Enrollment: Open. Type 1 Diabetes, ages 10-17.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
DINAMO: Diabetes study of linagliptin and empagliflozin in children and adolescents
Principal Investigator: Mark Wheeler, MD
Enrollment: Open. Type 2 Diabetes ≥ 8 weeks, ages 10-17.
Research Area Faculty
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor