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Endocrinology Research


Our Mission

Our research staff strives to incorporate cutting edge translational and clinical research originating from both faculty investigators and industry-based protocols.


Ambika Ashraf, MD
Director of Research Affairs

Research Coordinators

Mary Cochran, RN, BSN
Email: marycochran@uabmc.edu 
Phone: 205-638-5038
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator II

Tushima Fails Reeves
Email: TFails@uabmc.edu 
Phone: 205-638-9173
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Avelyn Smith
Email: avelynsmith@uabmc.edu 
Phone: 205-638-6443
Clinical Research Coordinator I

Clinical and Translational Research in areas of:

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Hypophosphatemic Rickets
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Precocious puberty
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Autosomal Dominant Hypocalcemia