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Hamilton, Jill - MD, FRCPC

University of Toronto Appointment(s): Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Director, Centre for Healthy Active Kids

Other Appointment(s): Senior Associate Scientist, Physiology and Experimental Medicine, SickKids Research Institute

Contact Information:
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON   M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-5115
Fax: 416-813-6304
Email: jill.hamilton@sickkids.ca
Websites: http://www.sickkids.ca/AboutSickKids/Directory/People/H/Jill-Hamilton.html

Diabetes Related Research Activities:

My research interests include the clinical and physiologic manifestations of insulin resistance and pancreatic beta cell function in the pediatric age group. I am also interested in treatment studies of childhood obesity.  Recent studies include:

(i) risk for diabetes and metabolic syndrome and pathophysiologic mechanisms related to the development of hypothalamic obesity in children treated for craniopharyngioma;

(ii) early life risk factors for the development of obesity and diabetes in infants born to women with gestational diabetes;

(iii) incidence and clinical presentation of type 2 diabetes in Canadian children (iv) role of ectopic fat deposition and metabolic consequences in obese children and adolescents

(v) bariatric surgery outcomes in adolescents

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