News and events from NIDDK-funded research and programs.
NIDDK COVID-19 Resources
Since early in the COVID-19 pandemic, NIDDK has been conducting and supporting research and sharing evidence-based health information to curb coronavirus. Learn about our ongoing efforts:
- NIDDK research shows importance of masks (scientific articles in NEJM, PNAS, The Biophysical Journal, a story of discovery, and videos on masks and speech droplets and ways masks can lessen severity of illness)
- Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses vaccine safety and how to slow the spread of COVID-19 on NIDDK's Healthy Moments radio
- Tips on managing chronic diseases in uncertain times
- NIDDK-supported research shows people with obesity are more likely to have more severe disease, and editorial and accompanying JAMA podcast from NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers and NHLBI Director Dr. Gary Gibbons highlights obesity and hypertension in the time of COVID-19
- NIDDK COVID-19 Research Response homepage
- NIH’s Coronavirus homepage
NIDDK's Press Team can provide access to researchers and program staff and guide you to the latest information and research on diabetes, obesity, and digestive and kidney diseases from NIDDK.
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Dr. Rodgers in the News
- Dr. Rodgers appears on Black News Channel’s “Be Well” series to help spread awareness about sickle cell disease.
- Dr. Rodgers and NIDDK Executive Officer Camille Hoover speak with Federal News Network about NIDDK’s efforts to foster workforce diversity, inclusion, and engagement.
- Dr. Rodgers joins Black Health Trust’s Sunday Program to discuss health disparities in diabetes, kidney disease, and COVID-19, and tips for prevention.
- Dr. Rodgers wins 2021 President’s Award from the American Association of Kidney Patients for leadership and dedication to improving public health (video).
Meetings & Workshops
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