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NIDDK Director's Update

Winter 2011 Update

Director's Note

Dr. Griffin RodgersIn November, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases took part in commemorating National Diabetes Month through a campaign urging people to consider whether they are at risk for type 2 diabetes and, if so, to set goals and make a plan to prevent the disease and its complications. 

To that end, the National Diabetes Education Program, a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, created a series of tips, tools and videos to help people deal with the difficult daily task of preventing or treating diabetes. These materials were created using evidence collected through the NIH’s Diabetes Prevention Program and other studies. You can find these resources at www.YourDiabet​esInfo.org/HealthSense
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Commendations and Commencements


Planning Grant Resources

NIDDK ends participation in Parent NIH Exploratory Developmental Research Grant (R21)


January 24
NIDDK Administrative Speaker Series:  
Dr. Francesco Celi, NIDDK Diabetes,  
Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch  
“Thyroid Hormone Action and Energy Expenditure”
10-11 a.m., Lipsett Amphitheater
NIH Building 10  
Bethesda campus

February 22
NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series
NIDDK researcher Dr. Wei Yang  
Genome Integrity and Cancer Prevention: Molecular Mechanisms of DNA Repair  
3 p.m., Masur Auditorium
NIH Building 10  
Bethesda campus

March 1-2
Workshop on Rare Syndromic Body Fat Disorders:
What Can They Teach Us?  
Lister Hill Auditorium
NIH Building 38A
Bethesda campus 

March 12-16
5th Annual Course on Isotope Tracers in Metabolic
Research: Principles and Practice of Kinetic Analysis  
The Peabody Little Rock  
Little Rock, AR

March 13
NIDDK Administrative Speaker Series:  
Dr. Ziya Kirkali, Program Director, Clinical and
Translational Research in Urologic Diseases
10-11 a.m., Lipsett Amphitheater
NIH Building 10  
Bethesda campus

March 26
Hepatitis E in the United States - An NIH Research Workshop Lister Hill Auditorium
NIH Building 38A  
Bethesda campus 

May 22
NIDDK Administrative Speaker Series:  
Dr. Jay Hoofnagle, director,  
NIDDK Liver Disease  
Research Branch  
10-11 a.m., Lipsett Amphitheater
NIH Building 10  
Bethesda campus

June 8
Bile Acid-Mediated Integration of Metabolism and Liver Disease: A Research Workshop
Lister Hill Auditorium  
NIH Building 38A
Bethesda campus  

For a list of meetings visit our Calendar of Events


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