U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: +1 301 594 8876
Email: podskalnyj@mail.nih.gov

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Scientific Review Administrator, Review Branch, NIDDK, NIH, 1986-1991

Ph.D., The George Washington University, 1981

Biologist, Diabetes Branch, NIDDK, NIH, 1974-1986

Research Technician, Pediatric Metabolism Branch, NIDDK, NIH, 1972-1974

Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities and Activities

I am program director for the Career Development, Research Fellowship, and Digestive Disease Research Core Centers programs in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN).  As such, I am responsible for administering DDN’s portfolio of individual fellowships (F32, F30) and Career Development Awards (K01, K08, K23, K24, K25, K99) in all areas of research supported by the Division.  I administer DDN’s R03 for K-awards portfolio and education grants (R25) and manage the minority supplemental slot program for training grants.  I am responsible for trans-NIDDK medical student training, involving both short-term training of medical students (T35 portfolio) and the Medical Student Research Training Program.  As part of the NIDDK Training Program Directors team, I help organize a workshop for our K-awardees every 18 months.  Other professional duties include representing the NIDDK on the NIH Training Advisory Committee, providing outreach through speaking engagements at relevant career development or funding opportunity workshops, and serving as content manager for the training and career development pages of the NIDDK website.

​Research Programs

Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers
NIDDK program supporting digestive disease research centers

Committee Membership

NIH Training Advisory Committee, NIDDK Representative

NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators Executive Committee, Member

NIDDK Training Program Directors Committee, Member

NIDDK Transition Process Committee, Member

NIDDK Web Content Subcommittee, Member​

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Training Committee, NIH Liaison