U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

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

 Select Experience

  • Scientific Review AdministratorReview Branch, NIDDK, NIH1986-1991
  • BiologistDiabetes Branch, NIDDK, NIH1974-1986
  • Research TechnicianPediatric Metabolism Branch, NIDDK, NIH1972-1974
  • Ph.D.The George Washington University1981

Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities & Activities

I am program director for the Career Development and Research Fellowship programs in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN).  As such, I am responsible for administering DDN’s portfolio of individual fellowships (F30, F31, F32) 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.

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIH Training Advisory CommitteeNIDDK Representative
  • NIDDK Training Program Directors CommitteeMember
  • NIDDK Web Content SubcommitteeMember
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Training CommitteeNIH Liaison