NIDDK Director’s Update, Winter 2023 Edition


NIDDK Director's Update

Winter 2023

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Director's Note

As 2023 comes to a close, I am reminded of the remarkable accomplishments from the last year that give us all reason to celebrate. The NIDDK family – in Bethesda, Maryland; Phoenix, Arizona; and among NIDDK-supported research institutions across the country and world – continued to advance basic and clinical research, helping us move ever closer to answering some of the most vexing questions in our mission.

In this issue, we share updates about some of these important advances and the people behind them.


Dr. Rodgers stands with award recipients Camille Hoover, Dr. Jake Liang, and Elaine Cochrane

News Around NIDDK

An NIDDK-funded mouse phenotyping service helps advance metabolic research, NIDDK welcomes two new AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows, and more.

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Clinician wrapping a foot ulcer on the heel of a patient

Research Updates

Exosomes contribute to chronic inflammation in diabetic wounds, insulin resistance increases in women with restricted sleep, gut bacteria linked to response to type 1 diabetes prevention drug, and more.

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Take Charge of Tomorrow, Preventing Diabetes Health Problems

Health Information Updates

ICYMI: Prevent diabetes health problems with the National Diabetes Month webpage and toolkit.

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NIDDK staff holding awards ceremony poster

Commendations & Commencements

Welcome Dr. Gupta; farewell to Drs. Hamilton and Kuczmarski, and congratulations to Ms. Cochran, Dr. Liang, Dr. Rivers, and all of the 2023 NIDDK Director’s Award winners.

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