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Published in This Week on March 04, 2013

NIH taps physiologist for scientific review

Alexander_BarbaraDr. Barbara Alexander, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, will serve as a member of the Hypertension and Microcirculation Study Section of the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review.

NIH study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

Alexander, who studies the short- and long-term effects of maternal hypertension, will start her six-year term July 1.

Study section members are selected based on competence and achievement in their scientific discipline. They must show a history of quality research, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

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