University of Wisconsin–Madison


The Integrated Program in Endocrinology (iPEnd) was founded in 2016 in order to bring together endocrinology researchers across the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  The goal of iPEnd is to foster collaborative research in endocrinology by leveraging interdisciplinary interactions, area expertise and shared resources.

iPEnd brings together a unique grouping of general and reproductive endocrinology researchers in order to better understand not only the effects of general endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology on human health, but also the fetal origins of adult onset diseases.  Specifically, many of the diseases beginning in pregnancy that limit fetal development are now known to manifest themselves in adulthood as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and renal failure.  The research that comes out of this collaborative research program targets NICHD and NIDDK research interests.

iPEnd Steering Committee

Name Department or Research Unit E-mail Publications
Reproduction and Endocrinology
Ian Bird Obstetrics and Gynecology
David Abbott Obstetrics and Gynecology
WI National Primate Research Center
Manish Patankar Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dinesh Shah Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jing Zheng Obstetrics and Gynecology
General Endocrinology
Dawn Davis Medicine
Rozalyn Anderson Medicine
Vince Cryns Medicine
Michelle Kimple Medicine
Dudley Lamming Medicine
Faculty Partners
Jon Levine WI National Primate Research Center
Scott Reeder Radiology


Name Department or Research Unit E-mail Publications
David Allen, MD Pediatrics
Alan Attie, PhD Biochemistry
Barak Blum, PhD Cell and Regenerative Biology
Derek Boeldt, PhD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ricki Colman, PhD WI National Primate Research Center
Feyza Engin, PhD Biomolecular Chemistry
Thaddeus (Ted) Golos, PhD Comparative Biosciences
Laura Hernandez, PhD Dairy Sciencey
Colin Jefcoate, PhD Cell and Regenerative Biology
Joan Jorgensen, DVM, PHD Comparative Biosciences
Matthew Merrins, PhD Medicine
James Ntambi, PhD Biochemistry
Jon Odorico, MD Surgery
Brian Parks, PhD Nutritional Sciences
Jennifer Rehm, MD Pediatrics
Federico Rey, PhD Bacteriology
Will Ricke, PhD Urology
Dale Schoeller, PhD Nutritional Sciences
Linda Schuler, PhD, VMD Comparative Biosciences
Aleks Stanic-Kostic, MD, PhD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ei Terasawa, PhD Pediatrics
WI National Primate Research Center
Chad Vezina, PhD Comparative Biosciences
Wei Xu, PhD Oncology
Eric Yen, PhD Nutritional Sciences