Dr. Patricia R. Robuck : NIDDK

Dr. Patricia R. Robuck

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 659
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-594-8879
Fax: 301-480-8300
Email: robuckp@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:

Director, Clinical Trials Program

Concurrent Positions:
NIDDK Liaison to the Food and Drug Administration

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

Manages the Clinical Trials research portfolio. This portfolio encompasses multicenter

and pilot and feasibility clinical grants and cooperative agreements in chronic and acute

digestive diseases, particularly diseases of the alimentary tract and the liver. Serves as

scientific advisor on clinical studies and human rights protection. Project Scientist for

the Biliary Atresia Research Consortium (BARC); Pegylated Interferon +/- Ribavirin in

Children with HCV (Peds-C); Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research

Network (NASH CRN); Study of Viral Resistance to Antiviral Therapy of Hepatitis C

(Virahep-C); Randomized Trial of Rosiglitazone for Ulcerative Colitis; Multi-site Trial

of Azathioprine Dosing in Crohn’s Disease; Cholestatic Liver Disease Consortium

(CLiC); Acute Liver Failure Study Group (ALFSG); Pediatric Acute Liver Failure

Study Group (PALF); A Multicenter Randomized Trial of High Dose URSO in PSC;

and, Functional Dyspepsia Treatment Trial (FDTT).

Previous Training and Experience:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Maryland, 1984

Masters in Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 1991

Doctor of Philosophy, The Johns Hopkins University, 2000

Staff Nurse, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1984-1986

HIV/AIDS Lecturer, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area 1987-1993

Infection Control Practioner, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1986-1989

Chief, Nutrition Support Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1989-1991

Health Science Administrator, Office of Orphan Products Development, FDA, 1991-


Director, Clinical Grant Program, Office of Orphan Products Development, FDA, 1997-


Director, Clinical Trials Program, DDDN, NIDDK, 2001 to present

Committees/ Working Groups:

NIDDK Clinical Studies Working Group (Chair)

NIH Task Force on Adverse Events (NIDDK representative)

NIH DSMB Liability Coverage Analysis Working Group

Trans-NIH Bioethics Committee (NIDDK representative)

NIH Population Tracking and Inclusion Committee (NIDDK representative)

Digestive Disease Interagency Coordinating Committee

NIDDK Obesity Research Task Force

NIDDK Repository Committee

Page last updated: January 01, 0001

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