U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tracy Rankin
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: +1 301 594 4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 

Program Director, NICHD, NIH, 2001-2007

Staff Fellow, NIDDK, NIH, 1994-2001

Postdoctoral Fellow, Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research, 1992-1994

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Tufts University, 1990-1992

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1990

Tracy Rankin, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases

Current Responsibilities and Activities

As director of Career Development and Training for Kidney and Urologic Diseases, I oversee a portfolio that includes Career Development Awards (Ks), Individual National Research Service Awards (F), and Institutional Research Service (T32) awards in urology.  These awards support early training in both basic and clinical research related to kidney and benign urologic diseases.  They help clinicians and scientists who are pursuing academic careers make the transition to independence.  I also manage the Developmental Grant Program (R03), which supports awardees as they begin their independent research programs.

I manage research studies under the Diabetic Urologic Disease and Urology HIV/AIDS programs.  As such, I am responsible for overseeing basic research on the urologic complications of diabetes and the pathophysiology of HIV infection in the lower urinary tract.

​Research Programs

Diabetic Urologic Disease
The NIDDK Diabetic Urologic Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying diabetic uropathy and its progression

Urologic Disease Centers
The NIDDK Urology Disease Centers enhance and extend the effectiveness of research related to noncancerous urologic dysfunction by encouraging collaboration among investigators from relevant disciplines

Urology Basic Research
The NIDDK Urology Basic Research program supports basic and translational research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying noncancerous urologic disease and its progression

Urology Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging
The NIDDK Urology Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging program promotes the development of new technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of noncancerous urologic disease

Urology Developmental Biology and Aging
The NIDDK Urology Developmental Biology and Aging program supports basic and translational research on the developing and aging lower genitourinary tract

Urology HIV/AIDS
The NIDDK Urology HIV/AIDS program supports basic, translational, and clinical studies of HIV-associated urologic diseases

Committee Membership

Federal Liaison to American Society of Nephrology Workforce Committee, Ex Officio Member​