Champoux Heads New CSR Review Group
Dr. Maribeth Champoux has been named new chief of the biobehavioral and behavioral processes integrated review group at the Center for Scientific Review.
“Dr. Champoux’s dynamic combination of biobehavioral expertise and interpersonal skills make her a wonderful fit for this important position,” said CSR director Dr. Richard Nakamura. He noted that she “excelled as the scientific review officer for the CSR biobehavioral mechanisms of emotion, stress and health study section and in her many contributions to CSR and NIH.”
Champoux will oversee seven standing study sections and numerous special emphasis panels that review a broad range of NIH grant applications to fund research on biobehavioral and behavioral processes across the lifespan. While BBBP is focused on behavior, it also covers related central, autonomic, neuroendocrine, immune, neural, hormonal, motor and genetic issues.
Champoux earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and did postdoctoral training in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. She then joined the Laboratory of Comparative Ethology at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Champoux still maintains a research affiliation there. Her research focuses on the effects of genes and environment on temperament, behavioral development, endocrine, immune and neurotransmitter outcomes and parenting in squirrel monkeys and rhesus monkeys.