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New SRAs Appointed at CSR

Dr. Daniel Berch has been appointed scientific review administrator in the biobehavioral and social sciences initial review group of the Center for Scientific Review. Previously, he was an AAAS science policy fellow at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, where he organized a major conference and was developing a request for applications in the area of mathematical cognition. His areas of expertise include cognitive development, developmental disorders, and mathematical learning; he has published numerous scientific articles and chapters in books in these areas, and is especially well-known for his research in Turner Syndrome. At CSR, he will manage review of research grant and Small Business Innovation Research applications.

Dr. Cheri Wiggs recently joined the Center for Scientific Review as a scientific review administrator in the biobehavioral and social sciences initial review group. She comes from the intramural program at the National Institute of Mental Health, where her research focused on memory and aging as well as other areas of cognition and neuroscience. At CSR, she will manage scientific review of grant applications submitted under the Small Business Innovation Research Program. Wiggs has been an instructor at George Washington, Catholic and Marymount universities, has given scientific presentations in the United States and abroad, and has published extensively, primarily in cognitive neuroscience.


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