NIDDK Council Adds Five Members
The advisory council of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases added five new members:
Dawn P. Edwards is co-chairperson in the National Forum of End-Stage Renal Disease Networks’ Patient Advisory Council, wellness ambassador in the Rogosin Institute in New York City, CEO of New York State Chronic Kidney Disease Champions and a 30-year dialysis patient and home dialysis advocate. She joined the kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases subcommittee.
Dr. Keith Norris is executive vice chair of the department of medicine for equity, diversity and Inclusion and professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the University of California Los Angeles. He joined the kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases subcommittee.
Dr. Debra Haire-Joshu is a health behavior scientist in obesity and diabetes prevention at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she is the Joyce and Chauncy Buchheit professor in public health with a joint appointment at the School of Medicine. She joined the diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases subcommittee.
Dr. Philipp Scherer is director and professor at the Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He joined the diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases subcommittee.
Ricky Safer is founder and CEO of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Partners Seeking a Cure, a nonprofit that provides education and support to patients with PSC and their families as well as research support. She joined the division of digestive diseases and nutrition subcommittee.