Program Highlights

Osteoporosis Clinic

The UConn Center for Osteoporosis provides state-of-the-art bone mineral density testing and treatment for men and women with risk factors for osteoporosis, a progressive and debilitating yet often silent condition. The fellows work closely with the faculty and learn the management of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders and calcium disorders. Fellows learn to interpret bone density reading and become proficient in management options to treat these disorders. Individualized treatment plans are devised for each patient to fit their health and wellness needs best. Our faculty is also involved in world-class research on the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.

Gender Identity Clinic

The Gender Identity clinic provides comprehensive services to members of the transgender and gender nonconforming community in a safe and supportive environment to meet the individual needs of each of our patients. Fellows learn important skills in caring for this vulnerable population and treatment of gender affirming hormone therapies.

Endocrine Neoplasia Clinic

The Endocrine Neoplasia Program at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of the structural and hormonal symptoms and various endocrine disorders. With expertise in a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, we work closely with teams of physicians from other departments to manage patients with endocrine neoplasia. Our medical professionals have backgrounds in endocrine surgery, urologic surgery, neurosurgery, neuro-ophthalmology, pathology, nuclear medicine, invasive radiology, hypertension, genetics, molecular biology, and endocrinology. They provide state-of-the-art patient care while performing fundamental and clinical research to advance treatment options in the following areas:

  • Thyroid cancer and thyroid nodule
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy: thyroid and adrenal
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Thyroid carcinoma testing: Thyrogen stimulated thyroglobulin and thyroid scanning
  • Adrenal gland neoplasms and cancer
  • Invasive radiology including petrosal sinus sampling, adrenal vein sampling, and selective pancreatic calcium infusion
  • Hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid tumors
  • Pituitary adenomas
  • Dynamic endocrine testing
  • Nuclear medicine scanning

Commitment to Research

Clinical and basic biomedical research in the Division is concentrated in the fields of bone and mineral metabolism and in endocrine neoplasia. Specific areas of investigation include osteoporosis; tumors of the parathyroid and thyroid glands; endocrine hypertension; Paget’s disease of bone; endocrine/bone issues in patients being treated for breast and other cancers; interactions of the immune system with bone biology; role of growth factors, bone matrix proteins, prostaglandins, and other molecules in regulation of bone cell function; and clinical diabetes care. Specific information can be found about each faculty member’s research here.