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NIDDK Director's Update

Summer 2011 Update

Director's Note

In the last few months, the NIH has released strategic plans to combat diabetes and obesity. NIDDK took a leadership role in developing these plans, and has also embarked on the Kidney Research National Dialogue, another plan for targeting the most promising research. 

During the strategic planning process, we learn what the scientific and professional communities and the public believe are prime areas of research opportunity, and we evaluate how to build on past advances. Collecting, distilling, and crafting these ideas into a plan takes time and takes strategy itself – but the result is well worth the effort. More »​​​​​

Planning Grant Resources

New strategic plan for NIH obesity research seeks to curb epidemic

Diabetes research strategic plan now available


May 19, 2011
Leptin action on non-neuronal cells in the central nervous system and potential clinical implications,
NIDDK Brain/Obesity Intramural Lecture Series
Speaker Weihong Pan, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Blood Brain Barrier Group at Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Lipsett Amphitheater, NIH Building 10
Bethesda campus
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Event videocast at  http://videocast.nih.gov

May 25-26, 2011
Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes
Lister Hill Auditorium, NIH Building 38A
Bethesda campus

June 7, 2011
Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee
Natcher Conference Center, NIH Building 45
Bethesda campus

July 13, 2011
O’Brien Kidney Centers Directors Meeting
Bethesda, Md.

July 19-20, 2011
Reducing the Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease:  
Opportunities for Randomized Clinical Trials
Natcher Conference Center, NIH Building 45
Bethesda campus

September 13-15, 2011
Mechanisms of Organ Repair and Regeneration  
Ellicott City, Md. (Turf Valley)

November 3, 2011
NKDEP Coordinating Panel Meeting
Natcher Conference Center, NIH Building 45
Bethesda campus

For a list of meetings visit our Calendar of Events. Divider

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