Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers

May 2024 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Peter Perrin, Ph.D.

Executive Summary

The Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCC) program seeks to promote synergy between established investigators at domestic institutions who are engaged in digestive and/or liver diseases research. Each DDRCC supports a cohesive research base consisting of basic and clinical investigators actively conducting research related to an organizing theme that primarily aligns with NIDDK’s mission as opposed to digestive and/or liver diseases research areas for which other NIH Institutes or Centers are considered the primary source of NIH funding. Both the theme and the structure should promote impactful multidisciplinary collaboration. This is facilitated by biomedical research cores that offer shared resources in a cost-effective manner, a pilot and feasibility program, and an enrichment program.