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Recent Photos from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

2013 Photos

 On July 10, 2013, NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers (center, speaking) testified about progress in type 1 diabetes research before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which is led by Chairman Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-ME). The hearing, entitled “Diabetes Research: Reducing the Burden of Diabetes at All Ages and Stages,” was held in conjunction with the Children’s Congress, an event sponsored by the JDRF (formerly called the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Photo credit: Larry Lettera image, courtesy of JDRF
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 In October, NIDDK grantee Dr. James Rothman received the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, shared with fellow NIH grantees Drs. Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof “for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells,” according to the Nobel organization.
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 U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) meets NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers and NIH Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak at the NIH Clinical Research Center for an Oct. 23, 2013, visit to discuss NIDDK support of type 1 diabetes research.
Photo by Krysten Carrera
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 More than 20 members of bipartisan Congressional staffs (pictured here with NIDDK staff, researchers and grantees) came to NIH on Nov. 15, 2013, to learn about NIH-supported type 1 diabetes research, as well as about the benefits of investment in NIH.
Photo by Jen Rymaruk

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 NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers accepts the National Kidney Foundation's Outstanding Achievement Award from WJLA-TV news anchor Jummy Olabanji at a November 2013 ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Rodgers’ commitment to bettering the lives of patients through research and by increasing awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease through the National Kidney Disease Education Program and his “Healthy Moments” radio show.
Photo by Rodney Choice, courtesy of the National Kidney Foundation
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2012 Photos

Photo of Dr. Starzl, Lasker awardee, with Griffin Rodgers.Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, winner of a 2012 Lasker award for his pioneering efforts in organ transplantation, is congratulated by NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers at the Lasker Awards ceremony on Sept. 21, 2012. Photo credit: Ellen Jaffe.
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Photo of Kathleen Sebelius, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers,  Dr. V.M. Katoch, and Krishna Tirath.Dr. On June 12, 2012, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (center) and India’s Honorable Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of Health and Family Welfare (second from right), signed a joint statement on collaboration on diabetes research. They were witnessed by Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (left), Dr. V.M. Katoch, Secretary of India’s Department of Health Research and Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research (second from left), and the Honorable Krishna Tirath, India’s Minister of State for Women and Child Development (right). Photo credit: Chris Smith, HHS.
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2011 Photos

Photo of current and former directors of NIDDK. Three former directors of NIDDK join current NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers (second from left) at the Institute’s 60th anniversary symposium, "Unlocking the Secrets of Science: Building the Foundation for Future Advances," held on Sept. 21 at the NIH Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda. At left, former directors Dr. Lester B. Salans, now a professor at Mount Sinai Medical School and director of Forest Laboratories; second from right, Dr. Phillip Gorden, now an NIDDK intramural researcher and; at right, Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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Photo of Dr. Jeffrey Friedman standing at a podium on stage.Dr. Jeffrey Friedman, an investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Rockefeller University and NIDDK grantee, presents on "The New Biology of Obesity"—including his Lasker Award-winning research on the hormone leptin—on Sept. 21 at the NIDDK 60th anniversary symposium, held on the NIH’s Bethesda campus.
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Photo of NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers.Photo of NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.
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Photo of STEP-Up participants standing on steps.Participants of the 2011 Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons, or STEP-UP, gather on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., for a research symposium on their work. The program is part of NIDDK’s Office of Minority Health Research Coordination.
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