Dr. Philip Smith
NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 689
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Deputy Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
Co-Director, Office of Obesity Research, NIDDK
As Deputy Division Director:
Supervise a staff of 23 M.D. and Ph.D. program directors and a program analyst.
Develop the operating budget for the division and track all expenditures related to staff
travel, scientific workshops, office supplies, staff training, and equipment.
Responsible for career development for division scientific staff.
Take a leadership role in development of research priorities within the division and maintain active involvement in the basic science consortia funded through the division.
As Co-Director, Office of Obesity Research:
Develop and manage (with Dr. Sue Yanovski, DDN) a coordinated research agenda in
obesity research funded by the NIDDK, including a set of initiatives aimed at the treatment and prevention of obesity and its co-morbidities.
Oversee the work of 12-15 program directors and coordinate basic science initiatives
Define long range goals and develop a set of research priorities for obesity research.
Organize workshops and advisory committee meetings, as well as meetings with professional societies and patient organizations.
Committees/ Working Groups:
NIH Roadmap: Interdisciplinary Consortia Project Team, Implementation Group –
Interdisciplinary Research, Roadmap Responsiveness Committee
NIH Obesity Research Task Force (chair subcommittee on the intrauterine and neonatal
environment and development of obesity)
Inter-Institute Coordinating Committee, Mammalian Genome Collection
NIH Transcriptome Project Steering Committee
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