U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: +1 301 594 7692
Email: hydej@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1995-2000

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1989-1995

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1986-1989

Ph.D., Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry, 1985

Current Responsibilities and Activities

I am senior advisor for the Career Development (“K”) awards, Neurobiology of Obesity, and Diabetes Research Centers programs.  The Career Development awards support individuals with a Ph.D., M.D., or an equivalent degree to conduct research on diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases.  In conjunction with this program, I also administer a small grant program for K01/K08/K23 recipients (R03).  The NIDDK’s Diabetes Research Centers program (http://www.diabetescenters.org) supports innovative research and interdisciplinary collaboration to promote the translation of basic science into public health improvements.  I also coordinate the NIH Loan Repayment program for the Division.

In addition to my work for the Institute, I currently am a member of the Research Policy Committee of the American Diabetes Association.

​Research Programs

Diabetes Centers
Diabetes Centers bring together investigators in the basic, behavioral, and clinical sciences to enrich research and generate investigative resources that can be made available to the broader research community

Endocrinology and Hormone Signaling
The Endocrinology and Hormone Signaling program supports basic and clinical research on neuroendocrinology, the HPA axis, bone metabolism, mechanisms of nuclear receptor signaling, and signaling pathways involved in nutrient sensing at target tissues

Metabolism, Energy Balance, and Obesity
This program supports research on metabolism, energy balance, and obesity

Neurobiology of Obesity
The Neurobiology of Obesity program encompasses research on the regulation of body composition by circulating factors

Committee Membership

DDEMD Loan Repayment Program Committee, Chair

NIDDK Training Program Directors Committee, Member

DDEMD Research Training and Career Development Committee, Co-chair​