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2021
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NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes: Summer 2021 The Medical Student Summer Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology, obesity or complications at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. Application deadline for summer 2021: 11:59 pm CST January 25, 2021.
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DRC Virtual Seminar Series The Virtual Diabetes Research Center Seminar Series is organized by the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Centers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University, Joslin Diabetes Center, Indiana University, Stanford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UCSD/UCLA, UCSF, the University of Chicago, the University of Colorado, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, Yale University, and in North Carolina. E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD will be discussing Diabetes and Heart Failure - Mitochondrial Mechanisms, Wednesday February 10 2021 2pm EST.
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dkNET New Investigator Pilot Program in Bioinformatics The dkNET New Investigator Pilot Program is designed to: (i) facilitate the ability of Early Stage and New Investigators with computational and bioinformatics expertise to pursue research questions in DEMD, or (ii) allow Early Stage and New PIs currently pursuing DEMD-related research to explore incorporating computational, mathematical, statistical, and/or bioinformatics approaches into their research projects.
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NIDDK Program Officials with Expertise in Translational Research The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is hiring program officials with expertise in translational research involving stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and human pathophysiology as it relates to Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases.
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NIDDK Program Director for Diabetes Behavioral Science Position The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is seeking a Clinical Health Psychologist to lead a program of behavioral research on diabetes within the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases.
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NIDDK Program Director for Health Equity Research Position The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is seeking an individual with Health Equity Research experience to lead a program in addressing health disparities in diabetes and related diseases in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases.
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NCBI SARS-CoV-2 Resources The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides access to NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content.
2020
Roger Unger, Endocrinologist and Authority on Diabetes, Dies Roger Unger, who studied the hormonal underpinnings of diabetes for more than 60 years, died on August 22 at age 96. During his long tenure at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center that ended in July when he retired, he discovered the roles of the hormones glucagon and insulin in controlling blood sugar levels in the body.
NORC Initiative to Advance the Careers of Researchers from Groups Underrepresented in Academia (URiA) The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs), supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), host an initiative to identify the barriers and challenges to success of scientists from URiA groups and to identify actionable strategies to overcome these challenges. The goal is to provide specific recommendations to improve equity and inclusion for the NORCs, NORC-associated institutional leadership, and scientific societies such as the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and The Obesity Society (TOS).
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Get the latest research information from NIH including Grants and Funding information. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will provide updated guidance and information as it becomes available.
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Request for Information: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Strategic Plan The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is embarking on an Institute-wide strategic planning process. The goal of the process is to develop a broad vision for accelerating research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions within the Institute’s mission. This overarching trans-NIDDK Strategic Plan will complement NIDDK’s disease-specific planning efforts. The strategic plan will have a 5-year time horizon but will also include planning for longer term efforts that could be initiated within this time frame.
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Request for Information: Challenges and Opportunities in Understanding Cellular Senescence and Senolytics The NIH is considering the possibility of developing a Common Fund program to address the role of senescent cells in health and disease. In spite of the burgeoning efforts already in the field attempting to test therapies based on attacking senescent cells, it has become clear that many aspects of cell senescence research are currently in need of answers before the full potential of such therapies can be safely developed in humans. As part of the initial planning process, we are requesting input from the scientific community on the challenges in this field that can best be addressed through a concerted and coordinated effort.