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NIH establishes National Commission on Digestive Diseases

Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., today announced the establishment of the National Commission on Digestive Diseases, which will work to improve the health of the nation through digestive diseases research. As part of its mission, the Commission will conduct an overview of the state-of-the science in the field of digestive diseases research and will develop a 10-year, long-range plan for digestive diseases research consistent with the research mission of the NIH. The Commission will report directly to the Director of the NIH.

"Digestive diseases take a terrible toll on the health and well-being of Americans," said Dr. Zerhouni. "With more than 70 million people affected and 1.4 million disabled, now is the time to examine the state of digestive diseases research and to develop a plan to most effectively take advantage of advances in the field."

The Commission will conduct a scientific overview of NIH-funded research and research-related activities in digestive diseases and identify recent research advances and new and emerging opportunities for future research. The Commission will also develop a 10-year plan to address important goals for research in digestive diseases and make recommendations to the NIH Director. The Charter for the Commission will expire in two years, unless renewed by appropriate action prior to its expiration.

"This is an incredible opportunity to move the field of digestive diseases research in a direction that could lead to significant advances over the next 10 years," said Stephen P. James, M.D., Director of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

The Commission will be composed of 16 members, appointed for the life of the Commission by the Director of the NIH and representing a broad diversity of scientific and professional experience in the field of digestive diseases. Of th
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Contact: Marcia Vital
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NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
20-Sep-2005


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