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

Vincent Poitout, Ph.D. Scientific Director
University of Montreal, Quebec

Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator
Senior Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Hirohito Ichii, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of California, Irvine

Luis Fernandez, M.D. - Ex Officio

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin

Esther Latres, Ph.D.

JDRF Director, Research