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Board of Scientific Counselors

The Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) performs quadrennial reviews of independently resourced scientists in the NIDDK Intramural Research Program (IRP). The Scientific Director continually refines the structure of the IRP in response to these findings and overall advances in the field. The NIDDK Advisory Council receives a report annually of BSC activities.

BSC Membership 

Horton, Jay D., M.D.
Member until Jun. 2024
Professor and Dr. Robert C. Atkins and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity and Diabetes Research
Departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Humphreys, Benjamin D., M.D., Ph.D.
Member until Jun. 2025
Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Washington University School of Medicine

McNiven, Mark A., Ph.D.
Member until Jun. 2024
Director, Center for Biomedical Discovery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Mohlke, Karen, Ph.D.
Member until Jun. 2025
Professor of Genetics
Associate Chair for Research
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, School of Medicine

Cho, Judy H., MD
Member until Jun. 2026
Dean, Translational Genetics
Director, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Roberts, Lewis R., MB, ChB, PhD
Member until Jun. 2027
Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center

Upcoming BSC Dates

Spring 2023:  Monday, March 27-Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Fall 2023:        Thursday, October 12 - Friday, October 13, 2023
Spring 2024:  Thursday, April 18 - Friday, April 19, 2024
Fall 2024:        Thursday, September 26-Friday, September 27, 2024
Current meeting format: hybrid

In-person Bethesda (main) Campus location: Building 10, 9S233 Solarium Conference Room