Connecting Advanced Research with Education and Patient Care

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Our division manages both basic and clinical research related to diabetes, obesity, nutrition, and cardiovascular disease. We offer consultative and ongoing endocrine care for patients in Vermont and upstate New York. Our teaching faculty serve as mentors and educators to groups ranging from students to community physicians. 

Research & Education

Our Division's basic research is focused on integrative physiology and metabolism, nutrition, pancreatic ß-cell, adipocyte biology, and skeletal muscle biology. Our clinical research and clinical trials include:

  • nutrition
  • incretin biology
  • new product development
  • hypertension
  • obesity
  • insulin resistance
  • cardiovascular outcomes

The number of residents electing endocrinology continues to rise, with approximately 30 medical students on clinical rotations, along with Internal Medicine residents.

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Faculty Showcse Dhananjay Gupta, Ph.D.

Dhananjay (Jay) Gupta's recent Internal Grant Program (IGP) research explores the role of nuclear hormone receptor transcription factor PPAR-gamma in adaptive islet beta cell response in rodent models of obesity and beta cell growth.

His findings show that only 20-30% obese insulin resistant individuals drift toward hyperglycemia, suggesting presence of comprehensive islet beta cells adaptive mechanisms.