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May 20, 2016
Vol. LXVIII, No. 11

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Indo-U.S. Diabetes Research Collaboration Celebrates Progress

Celebrating Indo-U.S. diabetes research are (from l) Dr. Andrew Bremer, program director, Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD); Dr. Eleanor Hoff, health science policy analyst; ICMR director general Dr. Soumya Swaminathan; NIDDK director Dr. Griffin Rodgers; and Dr. Judith Fradkin, director, DDEMD.
Celebrating Indo-U.S. diabetes research are (from l) Dr. Andrew Bremer, program director, Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD); Dr. Eleanor Hoff, health science policy analyst; ICMR director general Dr. Soumya Swaminathan; NIDDK director Dr. Griffin Rodgers; and Dr. Judith Fradkin, director, DDEMD.

PHOTO: DUNG PHAM

NIDDK director Dr. Griffin Rodgers and staff met with Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, secretary of the Department of Health Research and director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Apr. 15 to discuss joint accomplishments and future opportunities in diabetes research under an agreement signed by the U.S. and India in 2012.

Earlier this year, collaborative teams of U.S. and Indian scientists received bilateral awards from NIDDK and ICMR to study diabetes in youth, genetics of diabetes in South Asians and the role of environmental pollutants in diabetes risk. These inaugural awards stem from efforts following a 2013 diabetes research workshop in New Delhi co-led by NIDDK and ICMR.

For more about the collaboration, visit the news page at www.niddk.nih.gov.

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