The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology is actively engaged in clinical care, research, teaching and community service in the areas of endocrinology, diabetes, lipid disorders and obesity. The division has continued to expand its clinical and research activities to meet the ongoing health needs of the San Diego pediatric community.

The Pediatrics Diabetes Research Center (PDRC)

Located in the hub of San Diego’s biotech hotbed, UC San Diego’s Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC) uniquely brings together top-ranked pediatricians, research scientists, world class laboratories, and innovative therapies all to accomplish one goal – to defeat type 1 Diabetes.

Since its founding in 1965, UC San Diego’s School of Medicine has fostered Nobel Prize winning research in regenerative medicine, genetics, cellular and molecular medicine, and immunology. In order to provide the San Diego community with the best medical education and pediatric care, the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital joined in a special partnership to conduct clinical education and pediatric care from the Rady Children’s Hospital campus and clinics. Currently, physicians from UC San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital treat more than 1,000 children with type 1 diabetes every year.

Optimizing UC San Diego’s strengths in clinical care and research, the PDRC seeks to fuel its combined effort to prevent, cure, and treat diabetes.