Dr. Catherine Meyers : NIDDK

Dr. Catherine Meyers

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 641
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-451-4901
Fax: 301-480-3510
Email: cm420i@nih.gov

Current Position:
Director, Inflammatory Renal Disease Program (NIDDK/DKUH)

Concurrent Positions:
Medical Staff, Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

Manage the NIDDK-initiated multi-center clinical studies related to kidney disease, including (1) the Dialysis Access Consortium, (2) the HALT-PKD Clinical Trials, (3) the Consortium for Radiologic Imaging Studies in Polycystic Kidney Disease II, (4) the Living Kidney Donor Study, (5) the Nocturnal Blood Pressure Study in Type I Diabetics, (6) the Clinical Trials of Organ Transplantation (co-administered with NIAID). Activities include protocol development, protocol implementation and administrative oversight, including budgetary, data safety and monitoring, and regulatory compliance (IND filings and reporting).


Administer the NIH/NIDDK extramural portfolio of research grants related to Clinical Studies of Diabetic Nephropathy and Polycystic Kidney Disease; and basic and clinical studies related to Kidney Transplantation, Glomerular Disease, Renal Immunology and Renal Imaging within NIDDK/DKUHD.

Previous Training and Experience:

A.B., University of Chicago   (Chemistry)
M.D., University of Illinois
Residency in Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital (University of Chicago)
Clinical Fellow, Nephrology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Research Fellow, Nephrology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Staff, Nephrology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia,PA
Nephrology Staff Physician, Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Medical Officer, US Food and Drug Administration
Faculty Member, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Fellow of the American Heart Association

Committees/ Working Groups:

Federal Committees:

            • Co-Chair, NIH/NIDDK Clinical Studies Working Group

            • Chair, NIH/NIDDK DKUHD Clinical Studies Transition Committee

            • Member, NIH/NIDDK DKUHD Clinical Studies Committee

            • Member, NIH/NIDDK Diabetes Complications Working Group

            • Member, NIH Transplantation Research Coordinating Committee

            • Expert Panelist for US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence Report on Omega-3 Fatty Acids 

            • Member, NIH/Center for Scientific Review Advisory Committee, Renal and Urological Sciences Study Section Boundaries Team


National Scientific Committees:

            • Member, NKF/KDIGO Working Group on Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hepatitis C in Chronic Kidney Disease

            • Member, Leadership Committee, American Heart Association, Council on the Kidney In Cardiovascular Disease 

            • Chair, American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Peer Review Committee

            • External Reviewer, Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review 


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