NIDDK Director's Update Summer 2016

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Director's Note

When two or more institutes at NIH want to collaborate on transformative and goal-driven research, they often turn to the NIH Common Fund. Enacted into law by Congress through the 2006 NIH Reform Act, the Common Fund provides a solution for NIH components to work together on mutually beneficial projects and tackle the most pressing public health issues head-on.

With our cross-cutting research portfolio, NIDDK is a natural fit for collaborative projects. From diabetes and obesity to gastrointestinal disorders and kidney disease, we tap into the Common Fund to learn about and find creative solutions for the health conditions in our mission. Some projects focus specifically on basic research, which my colleagues and I called the “bedrock of progress” in our recent Science editorial. In this issue you’ll learn about a variety of initiatives such as Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions, which partners us with National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and other areas of the NIH, and the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans project, which I co-chair. Read more

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The NIDDK Director’s Update is published in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. To submit an item for the next edition or send suggestions, please contact editor Heather Martin at Items must be submitted 6 weeks before the month of publication to be considered for the next issue.

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