U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIDDK Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most common questions about the NIDDK are answered below.​​​​

General Information

What is NIDDK?

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency. We conduct and support biomedical research, disseminating research findings and health information to the public, and are part of the U.S. government under the Department of Health and Human Services​.

Where is NIDDK?

​The NIDDK is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, on Wisconsin Avenue (across from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center). Directions and maps are available. The NIDDK's Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch is located in Arizona.

How is NIDDK funded?

​The NIDDK, like the rest of the NIH, receives federal funding from congressional appropriations. Each year, the NIDDK submits written testimony to the congressional appropriations subcommittee outlining current and future research plans. ​

Contact Inquiries

Can I get on your mailing list for news releases?

​You can subscribe to the National Institutes of Health email list​ to receive the NIDDK’s news releases. In addition, the NIDDK’s news page links to statistics, background information about diseases, an image library, and other resources.​

How do I apply for a summer position in a lab at the NIH?

​Information about research and training opportunities at the NIH is provided by the NIH Office of Education​.​