U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hereditary and Pediatric Disorders of the Pancreas

The Hereditary and Pediatric Disorders of the Pancreas program supports research on the genetic factors contributing to the etiology of pancreatic diseases and on childhood disorders of the pancreas.  Particular areas of interest include understanding genetic factors and their interactions with exogenous insults, with respect to pathogenesis, complications, and natural history of pancreatitis and other pancreatic disorders.  Studies involve genetic screenings that identify gene mutations in candidate genes or their regulatory elements that are associated with pancreatic structural or functional abnormalities.  Researchers are focused on the identification of biologic or molecular mechanisms of pancreatic injury associated with the identification of mutant alleles; the generation of novel animal models of pancreatitis or abnormal pancreatic function by expression of mutant genes associated with pancreatic disease; and the identification of other genetic and environmental factors that influence the development and course of pancreatitis in genetically susceptible individuals.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 NIDDK Staff

Dana K. Andersen, M.D.Observational and Investigational Clinical Research; Biomedical Devices, Surgical Interventions, and Medications
Jose Serrano, M.D., Ph.D.Liver Bioengineering and Biotechnology; Drug-induced Liver Disease; Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrinology; Exocrine Pancreas; Pancreatitis


 Related Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
8/7/2015Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-15-321
6/29/2015Exploration of the Roles of Brown and Beige Adipose Tissue in Humans (R01) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-031
6/24/2015Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02) (Summary) PAR-15-286
6/24/2015Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) (Summary) PAR-15-287
6/4/2015PHS 2015-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (Summary) PA-15-269
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 Research Resources

Resource NameDescription
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…
NIDDK Information Network

The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET), serves the needs of basic and clinical investigators by providing seamless access to large pools of data relevant to the mission of NIDDK. The goal of dkNET is to develop a community-based network for…

NIDDK Repository for Biosamples and Data

Supports Data, Biosample, and Genetic Repositories to increase the impact of current and previously funded NIDDK studies by making their data and biospecimens available to the broader scientific community. These Repositories enable scientists not…

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet (TrialNet) is an international network of researchers who are exploring ways to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes.

Study of Nutrition in Acute Pancreatitis

SNAP is a randomized multi-center clinical trial designed to test whether duodenojejunal (DJ) feeding is more effective than nasogastric (NG) feeding in providing enteral nutrition to patients with severe acute pancreatitis. SNAP will enroll…

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Pancreatic Disease

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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.​