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NIDDK Director's Update

Spring 2013 Update

The DirectorDirector's Note

A wise man once said, "If you have your health, you have everything." Last month, I spoke with many people at the NIH’s 2013 Black History Month Observance Program about how a healthy body empowers us to live more freely, unrestrained by disease. It is a goal we are constantly pursuing.

Today, we have the knowledge to help us live longer and healthier, the knowledge to prevent or lessen the burden of chronic diseases that can limit our freedom. We can better manage and prevent serious, costly, and consequential conditions like obesity and diabetes – both of which take a toll on our nation and disproportionately affect African Americans. More »​​​​​

Commendations and Commencements



April 9  
Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury Workshop  
NIDDK Division of Kidney, Urologic,  
and Hematologic Diseases  
Deputy Director for Clinical Research  
Dr. Marva Moxey-Mims
EPN Building 6130 Executive Blvd.  
Rockville, MD  

April 9-10  
Workshop on Innovation Towards an  
Artificial Pancreas  
Joint workshop of the NIH,  
Food and Drug Administration,  
and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  
Lister Hill  
NIH Building 38A  
Bethesda campus  

April 11-12, 2013
NIDDK K Awardees’ Workshop
Lister Hill NIH Building 38A
Bethesda campus  

April 15-16
Imaging the Pancreatic Beta Cell
Natcher Conference Center  
NIH Building 45  
Bethesda campus

April 24-25  
Basic Behavioral Science Research in Obesity  
NIH Building 31  
Bethesda campus 

June 12-13  
NIDDK-NCI Workshop on  
Pancreatitis-Diabetes-Pancreatic Cancer  
Lister Hill  
NIH Building 38A  
Bethesda campus 

June 20  
TSC, mTOR, and Chronic Kidney Disease  
NIDDK Program in Genetics and Genomics  
Director Dr. Rebekah Rasooly
Information TBD  

Spring 2013  

The Long and the Short of It: Role of Noncoding RNA in Blood Cell Differentiation NIDDK Hematology Program Director Dr. Terry Bishop Information TBD  

For a list of meetings visit our Calendar of Events.


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