An independent panel of 2-5 external scientists will be appointed by NIDDK and will meet by teleconference with the IIDP Project Scientist and the IIDP Project Officer at least once a year. The IIDP-ESP will be periodically updated on program progress and give feedback to the NIH on adjustments and future directions for IIDP activities.

NIDDK Program Staff

Kristin Abraham, Ph.D.

NIDDK Project Scientist

Thomas Eggerman, M.D., Ph.D.

NIDDK Program Officer

External Scientific Panel

Tom Bell, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI)

Mark Huising, Ph.D.

Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology University of California Davis

Vincent Poitout, Ph.D.

Scientific Director
University of Montreal, Quebec

Lori Sussel, Ph.D.

Director of Basic and Translational Research
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Bridget Wagner, Ph.D.

Pancreatic Cell Biology and Metabolic Disease
Broad Institute