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Board of Scientific Counselors

The Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) performs quadrennial reviews of independently resourced scientists in the NIDDK Intramural Research Program (IRP). The Scientific Director continually refines the structure of the IRP in response to these findings and overall advances in the field. The NIDDK Advisory Council receives a report annually of BSC activities.

BSC Membership 

Bezerra, Jorge A., M.D.
Member until Jun. 2022
Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Care Center
University of Cincinnati
Department of Pediatrics

Horton, Jay D., M.D.
Member until Jun. 2025
Professor and Dr. Robert C. Atkins and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity and Diabetes Research
Departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Humphreys, Benjamin D., M.D., Ph.D.
Member until Jun. 2025
Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Washington University School of Medicine

McNiven, Mark A., Ph.D.
Member until Jun. 2024
Director, Center for Biomedical Discovery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Mohlke, Karen, Ph.D.
Member until Jun. 2025
Professor of Genetics
Associate Chair for Research
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, School of Medicine