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Endocrine Pancreas

The Endocrine Pancreas program supports research on the basic biology, development, and function of the endocrine pancreas, as well as clinical studies on islet transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.  The research in this program includes developmental biology studies on tissue formation, particularly the development and regeneration of pancreatic islets, and basic biology studies on hormone synthesis and secretion from pancreatic endocrine cells (alpha, beta, delta, etc.) within the islet.  Areas addressing islet transplantation include studies on optimizing islet yield, viability, and durability in the procurement and pre-transplant process; enhancing islet graft survival and promoting immune tolerance of islet grafts; and evaluating transplantation alternatives to human islets.  ​​​​​​​​​​


 NIDDK Staff

Guillermo A. Arreaza-Rubín, M.D.Diabetes and endocrine disease bioengineering and glucose sensingOlivier Blondel, Ph.D.Pathophysiology of the endocrine pancreas in diabetes; technology development (i.e. genomics and systems biology) in metabolic diseaseThomas Eggerman, M.D., Ph.D.Cystic fibrosis research and translation centers, clinical trials, and islet transplantation
Barbara Linder, M.D., Ph.D.Type 2 diabetes in children and youth; medical management of type 1 diabetes in youth and adults; human studies of the effect of the intrauterine environment on subsequent development of metabolic disease in offspring.Sheryl Sato, Ph.D.Basic mechanisms underlying the organogenesis and regeneration of pancreatic islets during health and diseaseJose Serrano, M.D., Ph.D.Liver Bioengineering and Biotechnology; Drug-induced Liver Disease; Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrinology; Exocrine Pancreas; Pancreatitis


 Related Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
9/24/2015Impact of the Use of Glucose Monitoring and Control Technologies on Health Outcomes and Quality of Life in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (DP3) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-028
8/7/2015Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-15-321
8/4/2015Understanding the Pathogenesis and Etiology of Type 1 Diabetes Using Biosamples and Subjects from Clinical Studies (DP3) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-018
7/29/2015Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award (DP2) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-030
7/28/2015Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) to Develop New Methods and Technologies for Assessment of Risk and for Early Diagnosis and Prognosis of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R43/R44) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-024
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 Research Resources

Resource NameDescription
Action to Control Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes Follow-up Study
ACCORDION (sponsored by NHLBI) is a prospective, observational follow-up study of at least 8000 participants who were treated and followed in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial.  Treatment in ACCORD ended in 2009 and…
Action for Health in Diabetes
Look AHEAD is a 16-center, randomized clinical trial investigating the long-term health effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention designed to produce weight loss. Look AHEAD enrolled 5,145 overweight or obese participants with type 2 diabetes…
Diabetic Complications Consortium
The goal of the NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is to foster communication and collaboration between investigator communities involved in complications research.  Toward this goal, DiaComp: (1) sponsors annual meetings in…
Type 1 Diabetes-Rapid Access to Intervention Development
Type 1 Diabetes-Rapid Access to Intervention Development (T1D-RAID): T1D-RAID is not accepting new applications at this time, but currently supports ongoing projects. The goal of T1D-RAID is to facilitate translation from the lab to the clinic of…
Hyperglycemia and Pregnancy Outcomes Follow-Up Study Consortium

The goal of this follow-up study of mothers who participated in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study, is to determine the levels of blood sugar during pregnancy that are linked to increased body fat in the child, and to a…

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Type 1 Diabetes

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 Related Study Sections

​​Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.