NIH 1998 Almanac/The Organization/NIDDK/
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases : Mission
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive
and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases
affecting the public health. The institute supports much of the clinical research on the
diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields as well as many basic
The institutes Division of Intramural
Research encompasses the broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, inborn
errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive diseases,
nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Basic research studies include
biochemistry nutrition pathology histochemistry chemistry physical, chemical, and
molecular biology pharmacology and toxicology.
NIDDK extramural research is organized into four
divisions: Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases; Digestive Diseases and
Nutrition; Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases; and Extramural Activities.
The institute supports basic and clinical
research through investigator-initiated grants, program project and center grants, and
career development and training awards. The institute also supports research and
development projects and large-scale clinical trials through contracts.