Dr. Andrea Dunaif discusses the latest discoveries, developments, and medical breakthroughs in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome research.
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Dr. Andrea Dunaif
Specialized Center of Research
Dr. Dunaif is one of the world's most prominent PCOS researchers. She is Director of the Northwestern University NIH-Supported Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women’s Health. Dr. Dunaif’s research focuses on the mechanisms linking reproduction and metabolism.
Dr. Dunaif’s studies have led the way in redefining Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome as a major metabolic disorder that is a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes. She has translated her findings into novel therapies for PCOS with insulin sensitizing drugs. Most recently, her group has mapped the first major susceptibility gene for the disorder.
For more information, visit http://www.medicine.northwestern.edu