Encouraging clinical trial participation, eliminating workplace harassment, and more in today’s NIDDK Director’s Update

NIDDK Director's Update

Summer 2019 Edition

Director's Note

At NIDDK, we work every day to help people improve their health and quality of life. We hope this issue will serve as a reminder that the road to better health starts with you.


  Dr. Rodgers Summer 2019 Director's Note

New NIDDK video urges participation in clinical trials

Clinical research wouldn’t happen without study participants giving of themselves to help make everyone’s health better. Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers outlines why it’s important to include volunteers who represent the people most affected by a disease or illness.


  Clinical Trials

NIH puts focus on eliminating workplace harassment, discrimination 

All NIDDK employees, trainees, contractors and volunteers attended anti-harassment town hall meetings in early 2019 to encourage education and open dialogue. NIDDK’s efforts were part of a larger push for culture change.


  Speak Up Speak Out NIH Sexual Harassment Training

Getting to know: Dr. Christopher Lynch

Dr. Lynch directs NIDDK’s Office of Nutrition Research, leading nutrition research at NIDDK and coordination across NIH. He is also chief of the Nutrition Research Branch in NIDDK’s Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition.


  Christopher Lynch

NIH hosts Take Your Child to Work Day for 25th year

NIH employees and their children enjoyed a fun day of educational activities at the agency’s annual Take Your Child to Work Day on April 25.


  Take Your Child to Work Day

Other highlights include: