Dorothy J. Becker, MBBCh, FCP(PEDS)

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief Emeritus

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • South African Medical Society
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • American Diabetes Association
    • President, Western Pennsylvania Affiliate, 1981-1983
    • President, National Youth Council, 1982-1984
  • Endocrine Society
  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Midwest Society for Pediatric Research
  • Pittsburgh Pediatric Society
  • International Society Group of Diabetes in Childhood
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • American Pediatric Society

Education & Training

  • MBBCh, University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), 1964
  • Internship in Medicine, Baragwanath Hospital, 1965
  • Internship in Surgery, Baragwanath Hospital, 1965
  • Senior Internship in Medicine, Johannesburg General Hospital, 1966
  • Senior Internship in Pediatrics, Red Cross Hospital (Cape Town, South Africa), 1966
  • Research Fellowship, University of Witwatersrand Department of Medicine, Iron and Red Blood Cell Metabolic Unit, 1967
  • Research Fellowship, University of Cape Town, Department of Child Health, 1968-1969
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Red Cross Hospital, 1970-1972
  • Residency in Endocrinology, Grote Schuur Hospital (Cape Town, South Africa), 1973-1974
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Endocrinology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1974-1976

Selected Publications

Steck AK, Fouts A, Miao D, Zhao Z, Dong F, Sosenko J, Gottlieb P, Rewers MJ, Yu L; TrialNet Study Group. ECL-IAA and ECL-GADA Can Identify High-Risk Single Autoantibody-Positive Relatives in the TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016 Jul;18(7):410-4. PMID: 26991969

Bingley PJ, Boulware DC, Krischer JP; Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group. The implications of autoantibodies to a single islet antigen in relatives with normal glucose tolerance: development of other autoantibodies and progression to type 1 diabetes. Diabetologia. 2016 Mar;59(3):542-9. PMID: 26676824  

Nucci AM, Virtanen SM, Sorkio S, Bärlund S, Cuthbertson D, Uusitalo U, Lawson ML, Salonen M, Berseth CL Ormisson A, Lehtonen E, Savilahti E, Becker DJ, Dupré J, Krischer JP, Knip M, Åkerblom HK; TRIGR Investigators.Regional differences in milk and complementary feeding patterns in infants participating in an international nutritional type 1 diabetes prevention trial. Matern Child Nutr. 2017 Jul;13(3). Epub 2016 Oct 7. PMID: 27714970

Ferrara CT, Geyer SM, Liu YF, Evans-Molina C, Libman IM, Besser R, Becker DJ, Rodriguez H,      Moran A, Gitelman SE, Redondo MJ; Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group. Excess BMI in Childhood: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Type 1 Diabetes Development? Diabetes Care. 2017 May;40(5):698-701. PMID: 28202550

Bosi E, Boulware DC, Becker DJ, Buckner JH, Geyer S, Gottlieb PA, Henderson C, Kinderman A, Sosenko JM, Steck AK, Bingley PJ; Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group. Impact of age and antibody type on progression from single to multiple autoantibodies in type 1 diabetes relatives. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 102(8):2881-2886PMID: 28531305 

Helgeson VS, Vaughn AK, Seltman H, Orchard T, Libman I, Becker D. Trajectories of Glycemic Control Over Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: An 11-Year Longitudinal Study of Youth With Type  1 Diabetes. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 May 16. . [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28510719

Ismail HM, Xu P,. LibmanIM, Becker DJ,  Marks JB ,. SkylerJS ,  Palmer  JP,  Sosenko JM , Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group The Shape of the Glucose Concentration Curve during an Oral Glucose 1 Tolerance Test  Predicts Risk for Type 1 Diabetes  Diabetologia. 2017 Sep 27. . [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28956083

Ferrara CT, Geyer S, Evans-Molina C, Libman I, Becker D, Wentworth JM, Moran A, Gitelman S, Redondo MJ; Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Group. The Role of Age and Excess Body Mass Index in Progression to Type 1 Diabetes in At-Risk Adults.J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:29092051

TrialNet Study Group. Effect of Oral Insulin on Prevention of Diabetes in Relatives of Patients with Type 1 Diabetes . JAMA 318:1891-1902,2017

Helgeson VS, Vaughn AK, Seltman H, Orchard T, Becker D, Libman I. Relation of parent knowledge to glycemic control among emerging adults with type 1 diabetes: a mediational model. J Behav Med. 2017 Sep 16. doi: 10.1007/s10865-017-9886-3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28918521

Becker D, Insel R. Screening, staging, and naming of presymptomatic type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. Nov. 2017;1–4. [ Epub ahead of print]

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