The Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP) funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), replaces the NCRR and JDRF funded National Islet Cell Resource Consortium which ended July 31, 2009. The IIDP continues to provide islet availability for fundamental research. As Chair, Department of Diabetes & Cancer Discovery Science, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope, Joyce C. Niland, Ph.D. serves as Principal Investigator (PI) for this grant.
Dr. Carmella Evans-Molina , the newest member of the IIDP family was invited to lend her expertise as a physician and diabetes researcher to the IIDP as a consultant in 2016. In 2017, Dr. Evans-Molina officially joined the program as Co-Principal Investigator for the IIDP in our recent NIH grant renewal which was approved July 1, 2018. Carmella serves as the IIDP chief liaison with the Human Islet Phenotype Program (HIPP).