U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition (DDN)

Director DDN, Stephen JamesDirector​
Dr. Stephen James



Deputy Director, DDN Dr. Jay HoofnagleDeputy Director
Dr. Jay Hoofnagle​


About the Division

The Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN) supports research related to digestive diseases, including the alimentary tract, liver and pancreas, nutrition and obesity. The programs include basic, translational and clinical research, research training, and career development. DDN also promotes public awareness and education about digestive diseases and related conditions, and oversees several national public awareness campaigns.​

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 Research Programs

 
The Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN)  supports basic, translational and clinical research in:

 For a list of all NIDDK programs, including theses, visit Research Programs and Contacts.​​

 

 Funding Opportunities

 
Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
8/24/2016Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Digital Curation for Biomedical Big Data (U01) (Summary) RFA-LM-17-001
8/17/2016NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01) (Summary) RFA-DK-16-029
8/17/2016Limited Competition for Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) (U24) (Summary) RFA-DK-16-510
8/16/2016Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts (R24) (Summary) RFA-ES-16-010
8/10/2016BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25) (Summary) RFA-ES-16-011
8/8/2016NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science (R25) (Summary) RFA-MD-16-002
7/21/2016Assay Development and Screening to Discover Therapeutic or Imaging Agents for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01) (Summary) PA-16-374
7/20/2016Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation Among Diverse Populations (R01) (Summary) RFA-DK-16-022
6/9/2016Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-16-319
6/3/2016PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (Summary) PA-16-302
6/3/2016PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]) (Summary) PA-16-303
6/3/2016Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for Students at Institutions With NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30) (Summary) PA-16-305
6/3/2016Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30) (Summary) PA-16-306
6/3/2016Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) (Summary) PA-16-307
6/3/2016Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (Summary) PA-16-308
6/3/2016Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) (Summary) PA-16-309
5/27/2016Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06) (Summary) PAR-16-297
5/26/2016NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13) (Summary) PA-16-294
5/25/2016Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-16-288
5/24/2016Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-16-287
5/24/2016Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-16-289
5/18/2016BD2K Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25) (Summary) RFA-HG-16-016
4/21/2016NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) (Summary) PAR-16-211
4/19/2016Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25) (Summary) PA-16-194
4/19/2016Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24) (Summary) PA-16-206
4/18/2016Academic Research Enhancement Award (Parent R15) (Summary) PA-16-200
4/15/2016Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08) (Summary) PA-16-191
4/15/2016NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00) (Summary) PA-16-193
4/15/2016Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23) (Summary) PA-16-198
4/14/2016Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, and Management in Pain Research (R01) (Summary) PA-16-188
3/31/2016NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01) (Summary) PA-16-160
3/25/2016Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35) (Summary) PA-16-151
3/25/2016Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) (Summary) PA-16-152
3/22/2016Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for NIDDK K01/K08/K23 Recipients (R03) (Summary) PAR-16-148
3/9/2016Early-Stage Preclinical Validation of Therapeutic Leads for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01) (Summary) PAR-16-121
3/9/2016High Impact, Interdisciplinary Science in NIDDK Research Areas (RC2) (Summary) PAR-16-126
3/9/2016NIDDK Program Projects (P01) (Summary) PAR-16-127
12/18/2015Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21) (Summary) PAR-16-064
12/15/2015Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium (R01) (Summary) PA-16-062
12/11/2015Natural History of Disorders Identifiable by Screening of Newborns (R01) (Summary) PAR-16-061
12/4/2015Administrative Supplements to NIH Awards for Validation Studies of Analytical Methods for Natural Products (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-16-048
11/6/2015Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Research Studies to Advance Areas of Scientific Interest within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01) (Summary) PAR-16-034
11/2/2015SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program: Technical Assistance and Late Stage Development (SB1) (Summary) PAR-16-027
11/2/2015SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program: Technical Assistance (SB1) (Summary) PAR-16-026
7/31/2015Pilot and Feasibility Clinical and Translational Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21) (Summary) PA-15-317
7/24/2015Lymphatics in Health and Disease in the Digestive System, Kidney, and Urinary Tract (R01) (Summary) PAR-15-306
6/24/2015Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02) (Summary) PAR-15-286
6/24/2015Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) (Summary) PAR-15-287
6/19/2015A Community Research Resource of Microbiome-Derived Factors Modulating Host Physiology in Obesity, Digestive and Liver Diseases, and Nutrition (R24) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-012
6/19/2015Exploratory Studies for Delineating Microbiome: Host Interactions in Obesity, Digestive and Liver Diseases and Nutrition (R21) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-013
4/1/2015Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21) (Summary) PA-15-169
3/9/2015Advancing Mechanistic Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research (R01) (Summary) PA-15-135
1/8/2015NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00) (Summary) PA-15-083
12/11/2014NIDDK Multi-Center Clinical Study Cooperative Agreement (U01) (Summary) PAR-15-067
12/11/2014NIDDK Multi-Center Clinical Study Implementation Planning Cooperative Agreements (U34) (Summary) PAR-15-068
10/31/2014Research on Eosinophil Associated Disorders (R01) (Summary) PA-15-027
10/31/2014Research on Eosinophil Associated Disorders (R21) (Summary) PA-15-028
7/30/2014NIDDK Central Repositories Non-renewable Sample Access (X01) (Summary) PAR-14-301
7/17/2014High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes (R01) (Summary) PAR-14-284
7/2/2014Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R01) (Summary) PAR-14-270
6/4/2014Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (R01) (Summary) PA-14-244
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (Summary) PA-14-148
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30) (Summary) PA-14-150
2/5/2014Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Biomedical Technology Development (Summary) PAR-14-088
1/2/2014Lead Optimization and Pre-Clinical Development of Therapeutic Candidates for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (SBIR (R43/R44)) (Summary) PA-14-055
1/2/2014Genetic Susceptibility & Variability of Human Structural Birth Defects (R01) (Summary) PA-14-056
12/11/2013Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R01) (Summary) PA-14-029
8/2/2013Gut Microbiota-Derived Factors in the Integrated Physiology and Pathophysiology of Diseases within NIDDK's Mission (R01) (Summary) PAR-13-293
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 Strategic Plans and Reports By Disease

 
Report NameDescription
NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities 2016A compendium highlighting examples of the many research advances published by NIDDK-funded scientists and their colleagues in fiscal year 2015.
NIH Nutrition Research Report 2013 & 2014The NIH Nutrition Research Report 2013 and 2014 summarizes NIH nutrition research activities
NIH Nutrition Research Report 2011 & 2012The NIH Nutrition Research Report 2011 and 2012 summarizes NIH nutrition research activities
NIH Strategic Plan on Minority Health DisparitiesEstablishes proposed health disparities research priorities, objectives, and activities; includes an estimated budget by IC of the; and describes the means for achieving stated objectives, and the dates objectives are expected to be achieved
Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity ResearchOutlines a guide to accelerate a broad spectrum of research toward developing new and more effective approaches to address the tremendous burden of obesity, so that people can look forward to healthier lives
NIDDK: 60 Years of Advancing Research to Improve HealthCelebrates the Institute’s accomplishments over the past 60 years in supporting and conducting research on common, chronic, and costly diseases affecting people in this country and around the world
Opportunities & Challenges in Digestive Diseases Research: Recommendations of the National Commission on Digestive DiseasesDescribes recent research advances and identifies research goals to be pursued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the digestive diseases research community over the next decade
The Burden of Digestive Diseases in the United StatesProvides current and retrospective data on all aspects of the epidemiology, practice patterns, costs, and impact of digestive diseases in the United States
A Progress Report on NIDDK Efforts To Promote Translational ResearchDescribes the efforts of the NIDDK to promote the translation of fundamental discoveries from the laboratory bench of basic scientists into investigations in the clinic, which promise to directly benefit patients
Action Plan for Liver Disease ResearchAddresses the burden of liver diseases in the United States and provides a 10-year Action Plan for Liver Disease Research
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