Donate to Endocrinology and Metabolism Research, Patient Care and Education

The endocrine system, a complex system of hormones that regulates many of the body’s functions, includes the pancreas; the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands; the ovaries; the testes; and a number of other organs that respond to or metabolize hormones.

Metabolic disorders are classified as disorders that affect the production of energy within individual cells. Among the primary conditions associated with metabolic disorders are insulin resistance, hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities and type 2 diabetes.

Physicians and scientists at Northwestern Medicine are among the nation’s leaders in the realm of endocrine and metabolic disorders. Members of our Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of diseases (including cancer) of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. In addition, they provide expert treatment for a range of metabolic disorders, as well as specialized services for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, thyroid cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome and osteoporosis.

By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of endocrinology and metabolism research, you will help expert physicians and scientists at Northwestern Medicine to advance a variety of groundbreaking research studies–including clinical trials that have the potential to lead to more effective treatment approaches for patients affected by endocrine or metabolic disorders. Your generous contribution will help to support studies in the following areas:

  • Adrenal gland cancer and other diseases
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes mellitus and insipidus
  • Gestational diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Lipid disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid gland cancer and other diseases
  • Pituitary gland cancer and other diseases 
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Thyroid cancer and other disorders

Members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism also participate in National Institutes of Health-sponsored research trials, such as a multi-center study addressing the prevention of diabetes and ongoing research into the management of gestational diabetes.  

Endocrinology and Metabolism Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

Every year, thousands of people suffer from endocrine and metabolic disorders. With your support, specialists at Northwestern Medicine will be able to make additional breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of these conditions, and will be able to provide the very finest, most contemporary care to every patient. Your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation will make a powerful difference for many people coping with the challenges of endocrine and metabolic disorders.

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