Advisory Council : NIDDK

National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council

Established by law and charter, the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council meets three times annually to advise the NIDDK about its research portfolio. The Council typically undertakes broad issues of science policy. Members of the Advisory Council are drawn from the scientific and lay communities, are appointed for 4-year terms, and represent all areas within the Institute's research mission. An important role of the Council is to provide second-level peer review of grant applications that have been scored by scientific review groups. The Council members are an important liaison between the research communities they represent and the NIDDK, which supports each community's research efforts. 
Advisory Council Meetings

Meeting Dates for 2008 – 2010
• Membership of the Council
• Council Agenda  February 18, 2009
Meeting Minutes
Council Charter *(253KB-PDF)

Multi-colored illustration including: an abstract image from a study of genetic factors associated with type 2 diabetes; a microscopic image of bacterial cells adhering to intestinal cells; photograph of two scientists reviewing research results; illustration of the structure of a protein involved in pancreatic cell function; photograph of a physician talking with a patient at bedside; microscopic image of cilia on the surface of kidney cells; and the logo for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Page last updated: January 21, 2009

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