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Dana K. Andersen, M.D.

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Scientific Program Manager (Contractor): Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Observational and Investigational Clinical Research; Biomedical Devices, Surgical Interventions, and Medications

Responsibilities & Activities

As program director for the Clinical Studies program in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the NIDDK, I am responsible for managing observational and investigational clinical research related to pancreatic diseases; gastrointestinal (GI) and abdominal disease; diabetes and GI hormonal disorders; nutrient metabolism; obesity; and surgical treatment methods. Treatment protocols include biomedical devices, surgical interventions, and medications.

Research Programs

Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis
Research on the etiology and pathogenesis of acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Clinical & Epidemiological Nutrition Research
Clinical and epidemiological research in nutrition.

Digestive Diseases Clinical Research & Epidemiology
Patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research in digestive diseases.

Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
Research on endocrine tumors of the pancreas.

Hereditary & Pediatric Disorders of the Pancreas
Research on hereditary and pediatric disorders of the pancreas.

Pancreas Clinical Research & Epidemiology
Patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research on diseases of the exocrine pancreas.

Committees & Working Groups

  • Steering Committee of the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CSCPDPC), Member
  • Stent Versus Indomethacin for the Prevention of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis Trial (SVI) Steering Committee, Member
  • Sphincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis with Pancreas Divisum Trial (SHARP) Steering Committee, Member
  • Non-operative Management of Pediatric Appendicitis Trial (APPEND-X) Steering Committee, Member
  • NCI Clinical Trials Pancreatic Ductal Carcinoma Progress Working Group, Member
  • Prospective Observational Study of Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation (POST) Study Steering Committee, Member