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The mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is to conduct and support medical research and research training and to disseminate science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life.

The Liver Diseases Branch serves to focus and accelerate research on liver disease in the NIDDK and help coordinate and stimulate liver-related research across the NIH and within other federal agencies. The Branch supports research programs in Translational and Basic Liver Disease Research, Liver Clinical Research and Epidemiology, Liver Diseases Genetics and Genomics, and Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, and Liver Research in HIV/AIDS?. In addition, the Branch supports research on liver diseases through the Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers, training and career development programs, and small business research programs.