Investigating Endocrine Diseases
Many diseases affecting New Jersey residents and others throughout the world are endocrine related. These diseases include obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid diseases, and cancers of the breast, ovary, prostate, and thyroid. The incidence and death rates of many of these endocrine-related diseases are much higher in New Jersey than they are nationwide. This research initiative will allow the Endocrine Program, comprising Rutgers and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School scientists, to conduct groundbreaking research that could significantly improve human health.