U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
David Saslowsky
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-594-8876
Email: david.saslowsky@nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Program DirectorNIDDK, NIH2015-present
  • Assistant ProfessorHarvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition2011-2015
  • InstructorHarvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition2005-2011
  • Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Cambridge, UK, Department of Pharmacology2001-2003
  • Ph.D.Virginia Tech2000

David Saslowsky, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities & Activities

I am the program director for the Career Development ("K") awards in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN). These awards support individuals with a Ph.D., M.D., or an equivalent degree to receive training in both basic and clinical research related to digestive diseases, liver disease, nutrition, obesity, and pancreatic diseases. In conjunction with this program, I administer a small grant program for K01/K08/K23 recipients (R03), which is meant to amplify the candidate's research progress in areas that will lead to independent RPG funding (e.g. R01). Additionally, I coordinate the NIH Loan Repayment program for NIDDK and DDN, serve as the Program Official for the Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium (ISCC), and am part of the program team for the SPARC Common fund Program (Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions).

​Research Programs

Digestive Diseases Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The Digestive Diseases Clinical Research and Epidemiology program supports patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research in digestive diseases

Digestive Diseases Genetics and Genomics
The Digestive Diseases, Genetics, and Genomics program supports research to identify genes that influence normal development, function, and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, and Inflammatory Diseases
The Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, and Inflammatory Diseases program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on mucosal immunology, intestinal immunity, and inflammation in gastrointestinal diseases and conditions

Gastrointestinal Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
This program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on the gut microbiota, pathogenic organisms that reside in the gastrointestinal tract

Gastrointestinal Physiology, Development, and Epithelial Biology
This program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on GI development, diseases, and disorders

Liver Diseases Genetics and Genomics
The Liver Diseases Genetics and Genomics program supports research to identify genes that influence normal development, function, and diseases of the liver

Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
This program supports research on aspects of gut physiology regulating motility, the effect of diseases on gastrointestinal motility, and clinical trials to test new treatments for functional gastrointestinal disorders

Obesity Treatment and Prevention
This program supports research on the development, testing, and translation of behavioral, medical, and surgical approaches for preventing or treating overweight and obesity in adults and children

Translational and Basic Liver Disease Research
This program supports both translational and basic research on liver physiology and pathophysiology and liver diseases

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIDDK Training Program Directors CommitteeMember
  • NIH Training Advisory CommitteeRepresentative, NIDDK