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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

NIDDK conducts and supports basic and applied research and provides leadership for a national program in diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. Several of these diseases are among the leading causes of disability and death; all seriously affect the quality of life of those who have them.

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Director

Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.

Building 31, Room 9A52
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-5741
Email: griffinrodgers@niddk.nih.gov
Twitter: @HealthyMoments

Education

Sc.B, M.M.Sc , M.D., Brown University
M.B.A., The Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University

Professional Accomplishments

  • Dr. Rodgers is widely recognized for his contributions to the development of the first effective, and now FDA-approved, therapy for sickle cell anemia. Recently, he and his collaborators have reported on a modified blood stem-cell transplant regimen that is highly effective in reversing sickle cell disease in adults.
  • In recognition of his research on sickle cell disease, Dr. Rodgers recently was honored as a finalist in the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (the “Sammies”). This prestigious award is presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in the federal civil service.
  • Dr. Rodgers has been elected to a number of prestigious societies, including the American Society of Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Dr. Rodgers has published over 200 original research articles, reviews, and book chapters, and has edited four books and monographs.

Deputy Director

Gregory Germino, Deputy Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Gregory Germino, M.D.

Building 31, Room 9A52
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-5877
Email: germinogg@mail.nih.gov

Education

M.D., Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago
B.S., Loyola University of Chicago

Professional Accomplishments

  • Has received numerous awards, including the NIH Physician-Scientist Award (1988-1993), the NIH MERIT Award (2000) and the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for the Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (2005).
  • Has authored more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than a dozen book chapters.

Scientific Director

NIDDK Scientific Director Michael Krause, PhD

Michael W. Krause, PhD

Building 3, 2W05
3 Center Dr.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 402-4633
Email: michaelkr@niddk.nih.gov

Education

Ph.D University of Colorado, Boulder

B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder

Professional Accomplishments

  • Conducted seminal studies in muscle cell fate determination and cellular plasticity.
  • Authored more than 70 research and review articles as well as numerous book chapters.

Clinical Director

James Balow, Clinical Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

James Balow, M.D.

Building 10, 5-2551
10 Center Dr., MSC 1455
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-4181
Email: jimb@mail.nih.gov

Education

M.D., University of Minnesota
B.S., College of St. Thomas

Professional Accomplishments

  • Clinical investigator in area of immunologically mediated kidney disease.
  • Conducted seminal studies for defining the current treatment of lupus nephritis.

Executive Officer

Camille Hoover, Executive Officer, National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Ms. Camille Hoover

Building 31, 9A48
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-5765
Email: hooverc1@mail.nih.gov

Education

M.S.W., University of Maryland
B.A., University of Maryland

Professional Accomplishments

  • Prior to joining NIDDK in January 2012, served as the Executive Officer (EO) for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) where she partnered with the Director to build the entire research enterprise from the ground up.
  • Began her career at NIH as a social worker for the Clinical Center before transitioning to an administrative officer position for the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She was promoted to manager of one of NCI's largest Administrative Resource Centers (ARC), where she was responsible for the leadership and oversight of more than 700 program staff within the Division of Clinical Sciences.
  • Recipient of NIH and NCCAM Directors Awards, NIH Merit Awards, the NIH Quality of Work Life Award, and an NCI Customer Service Award.

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