Congratulations to Dr. Cherie Stabler, associate professor & associate chair for graduate studies in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering who has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR).
The BTSS Study Sections reviews grant applications in the interdisciplinary fields of surgery and bioengineering to develop innovative medical instruments, materials, processes, implants, and devices to diagnosis and treat disease and injury. Within BTSS there is a balance between basic, translational, and clinical research and application and development of emerging cross-cutting technologies relevant to surgical systems. Stabler will also 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.
The NIH is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world, and the NIH peer review model relies on partnerships with academic medical schools. The Center for Scientific Review ensures that NIH grant applications receive fair, independent, expert and timely reviews, allowing the NIH to fund cutting-edge research that can lead to new treatments.