Three Join the Center for Scientific Review
Dr. Malgorzata M. Klosek has joined the Center for Scientific Review
as a scientific review administrator for the new modeling and analysis
of biological systems study section, which reviews grant applications
that are heavily focused on mathematical and computational techniques
applied to biology and medicine. She received her Ph.D. in applied
mathematics from Northwestern University and was previously an associate
professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Just prior to joining CSR, she spent 2 years at the NCI Laboratory
of Experimental and Computational Biology. She has published research
articles on proteomics, ion channel currents, chemical kinetics, statistical
physics, mathematical finance and stochastic differential equations.
Dr. André J. Premen recently
joined CSR as an assistant director in the Division of Receipt and
Referral. He previously directed a cardiovascular aging program at
NIA. He also has served as a scientific review administrator at NHLBI
and as a program officer at NIAMS. He is a graduate of the NIH Grants
Associates Program. After receiving his Ph.D. in physiology from the
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Premen had postdoctoral
training in the department of physiology and biophysics at the University
of Mississippi Medical Center and the department of physiology at
the University of South Alabama. He then returned to USUHS, where
he was an assistant professor in physiology, conducting NIH-sponsored
research on hormonal control of circulation.
Dr. Rajiv Kumar has joined the Center for
Scientific Review as scientific review administrator of the electrical
signaling, ion transport and arrhythmias study section. This review
group considers grant proposals on the occurrence, cause and treatment
of cardiac and vascular electrical and electromechanical dysfunction,
arrhythmias and sudden death. Kumar earned his Ph.D. in chemistry
from Kanpur University, India, where he studied the cholinergic regulation
of cardiac contractility. He joined Emory University Medical School
as a postdoctoral research associate to study postnatal developmental
changes in regulation of L-type calcium current. He was an assistant
professor in the Children's Research Center and research director
of the Todd Franklin Cardiac Research Laboratory at the department
of pediatrics, Emory University.
Chu To Head NCI Branch
Chu has been appointed
chief, Disparities Research Branch, Center to Reduce Cancer Health
Disparities, NCI. He joined NIH in 1973 as a staff fellow, doing artificial
intelligence research in the Division of Computer Research and Technology.
In the late 1970's he joined NCI's Carcinogen Bioassay Program, where
he studied the cancer-causing effects of chemicals on rodents. In
1981, he continued his research at the Occupational Health and Safety
Administration, on carcinogens. During the 1980's, Chu returned to
NCI to work on the early detection of cancer. In 1995, he joined NCI's
Special Populations Research Branch and began to study health disparities
in racial groups. Chu is the coauthor of more than 250 publications.
Four Join NICHD Advisory Council
Four new appointments have been made to the National Advisory Child Health
and Human Development Council. The new members are: Dr. Jacquelynne Eccles,
professor, department of psychology, University of Michigan; Dr. David
R. McClay, professor, department of biology, Duke University; Dr. Alan
H. Jobe, professor, department of pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital,
University of Cincinnati; and Lenore Zedosky, West Virginia department
of education (retired).
Eccles is a highly experienced investigator specializing in developmental
and social psychology of middle childhood and adolescence. She has published
widely on children's competence, academic functioning, and mental health,
and on the influence of psychological, social and environmental factors
on these outcomes.
Jobe is a leading investigator in neonatal-perinatal medicine. His research
interests focus on translational research using animal models of fetal
development, prematurity and lung injury.
McClay is a renowned developmental biologist; most of his work has focused
on the sea urchin model. He is the program director of a program project
grant on neural tube development that is part of NICHD's birth defects
Zedosky has worked in the field of nursing education for more than 30
years. She is retired from the West Virginia department of education,
where she served as executive director of the Office of Healthy Schools.
NICHD director Dr. Duane Alexander (l) and NICHD deputy director Dr. Yvonne Maddox (r) welcome new council members. They are (from l) Dr. David R. McClay, Lenore Zedosky, Dr. Alan Jobe and Dr. Jacquelynne Eccles.
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