Digestive Diseases News Summer 2010
NIDDK Celebrates 60 Years of Research to Improve Health
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) was established 60 years ago by President Harry S. Truman. In announcing activities that will mark the Institute’s anniversary, NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., said, “We celebrate the Institute’s accomplishments over the past 60 years in supporting and conducting research on some of the most common, chronic, and costly diseases affecting people in this country and around the world, as well as on diseases and disorders that are less widespread but nonetheless devastating in their impacts.”
As part of the commemoration of the NIDDK’s 60th anniversary, the Institute published NIDDK: 60 Years of Advancing Research to Improve Health, which highlights the Institute’s research accomplishments and describes its current efforts and future plans. The publication is available to read or download at www2.niddk.nih.gov/AboutNIDDK/ReportsAndStrategicPlanning/SixtiethAnniversary. A video highlighting select advances from the 60th anniversary publication is available at www3.niddk.nih.gov/video/60_anniv.
The NIDDK also has announced a schedule of special events to commemorate the anniversary. Among these activities is the NIDDK’s scientific symposium “Unlocking the Secrets of Science: Building the Foundation for Future Advances,” which will be held in Bethesda, MD, on September 21, 2010. More information about this and other activities is available at www2.niddk.nih.gov/60thAnniversaryEvents.htm.
NIH Publication No. 10–4552