U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
D.G. Patel

 Contact Info

Tel: +1 301 594 7682
Email: pateldg@niddk.nih.gov

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Scientific Review Officer, NCRR, NIH, 1996-2004

Pharmacologist/Toxicologist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 1991-1996

Director, Diabetes Research, Barbara Kopp Research Center, 1979-1984

M.A., Webster University, 1977

Ph.D., Baroda Medical College, India, 1967

D.G. Patel, Ph.D.

Scientific Review Officer, Grants Review Branch

Current Responsibilities and Activities

As scientific review officer for the Special Emphasis Panel II Section at the NIDDK, my primary responsibility is to organize peer review meetings.  At these meetings, biomedical experts evaluate the scientific merit of applications submitted in response to Funding Opportunity Announcements issued by the NIDDK and other Institutes and Centers at the NIH.  My research interests include the autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular pharmacology, diabetes and its complications, and the diabetogenic effects of ethanol.

Specifically, I have organized review meetings for several P01 and P30 applications.  I also have organized reviews of DP3, U01/R01 ancillary studies, R24 seeding grants, and UC4.  I am in charge of LRP and R13 applications, and I have organized reviews of applications received by all three divisions of the NIDDK.  I was the first-time recipient of the NIH Director’s Award for my role as a pioneer for multi-PI applications.  As such, my responsibilities were to plan, organize, and manage peer-review study section meetings to evaluate the scientific and technical merit of grant applications and compile summary statements.​