Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases

Director(s): 
Nelly Mauras, MD

The comprehensive research program of the Nemours Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases is closely linked with clinical care and health education for our patients. Pediatric endocrinology is a specialty dealing with both common and very rare diseases. Type 1 diabetes, the second most common chronic disease in children, is probably the most recognized condition of the pediatric endocrine specialist, yet disorders of growth and puberty also top the list.

Supported by funding from National Institutes of Health (NIH), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Thrasher Research Fund and other external and internal grants, the investigative team within the Center concentrates on studies related to disorders of growth and puberty and pediatric diabetes. In addition, this Center collaborates with other Centers within Nemours Biomedical Research and departments throughout Nemours’ health system, to evaluate data and translate developments to improve clinical care.

The Nemours Jacksonville clinic is currently the central coordinating site conducting three original, investigator-initiated multicenter trails investigating the use of statins in adolescents with T1 diabetes, the use of aromatase inhibitors alone or in combination with growth hormone in boys with idiopathic short stature, and the use of oral vs. transdermal estradiol in girls with Turner Syndrome, for example.

Nemours Jacksonville clinic is one of the members in the NIH-funded Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet)—a consortium of five diabetes centers in the nation, led by principal investigator Nelly Mauras, MD, Chief of the Jacksonville Division of Endocrinology, and Larry Fox, MD, co-investigator. This consortium is advancing knowledge on mechanisms and consequences of hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia prevention.

Highly trained and dedicated research staff with a combined total of over 40 years of research experience support the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases in Jacksonville.

  • Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Fellows
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Medical Assistants
  • Nutritionists
  • Registered Nurses

Patient Demographics

As a regional referral center for pediatric sub-specialty care, the Nemours Children's Clinic in Jacksonville draws from a diverse ethnic and socio-economic population from the southeastern part of the USA and from several foreign countries.

Contact Information

Contact us via email or at:

The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Nemours Children's Clinic - Jacksonville
807 Children's Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207 USA
Phone: 904 697-3674
Fax: 904-697-3948