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Stanford School of Medicine

Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology

The Division of Pediatric Diabetes at Stanford has been part of Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) since 2001.  This division, run by Drs. Bruce Buckingham (principal investigator), Darrell Wilson, Tandy Aye and Research Coordinator, Kimberly Caswell, heads Stanford’s efforts in the DirecNet project.  


The MRI images will be acquired, through a collaboration agreement, either at UCSF or El Camino Hospital. The UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center is a new state of the art facility located in the convenient Mission Bay area of San Francisco. The El Camino Hospital imaging services are located in nearby Mountain View. Both facilities have comfortable waiting areas, patient preparation areas and changing rooms. Each unit is fully staffed with fully designated MR technologists and technical assistants who have both training and experience in MR image acquisition of the pediatric population. 

Data and Image Analysis

Stanford’s Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) serves in the role of Imaging and Data Coordinating Center (IDCC) for the entire DirecNet Project.  Led by Co-PI, Professor Allan L. Reiss, CIBSR is known for its insightful approach to MRI image analysis of the developing brain. With faculty and staff from a wide range of scientific backgrounds, CIBSR brings the capability to apply a wide range of traditional image processing methods to structural, functional, and connectivity images of the brain, as well as applying cutting edge computational techniques to help understand the effects of Type 1 diabetes in children.