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NIDDK Director's Update

Fall 2010 Update

Director's NoteNIDDK 60th Anniversary Logo

As we celebrate our 60th year, we come prepared, with maturity from lessons learned and humility from understanding the depth of knowledge we have yet to achieve. At the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, these lessons have brought myriad discoveries, from developing heart catheterization techniques that help diagnose circulatory disorders in the 1950s to determining the principles for introducing gene modifications in this century – two Nobel Prize-winning contributions to public health among many.
And at 60, we look ahead to what we need to achieve next. More »​​​​​

Commendations and Commencements

  • ​​Congratulations
    Rodgers, Hunt, Kaufman, Gores, Holt, Rustgi, Jacobson, Mitch, Tarbel, Agodoa, Hunter, Hyde, Marquez-Garner, Martinez, Melvin, Plyler, Smith, Stanfield
  • Welcome
    Anderson, Flessner, Chen
  • A Fond Farewell
    Lazar, Perry, Merchant, Perlmutter, Richardson, Nyberg

Planning Grant Resources

Important Changes to NIH Applications
Post-submission Materials Policy


Sept. 30 – Oct. 1:     Sixth Annual NIH Director's Pioneer Award Symposium  

Oct. 1:     2010 Mid-Atlantic Diabetes Research Symposium

Nov. 7-9:     NIDDK New PIs Workshop  

Nov. 16-17:     Herrick Symposium , including NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers and NIDDK researcher Dr. Alan N. Schechter

For other events, go to: http://calendar.nih.gov

For a list of meetings visit our Calendar of Events.


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