Sibinga to Serve on NIH Study Section
Nicholas Sibinga, MD
Nicholas Sibinga, MD (Cardiology) has been invited to serve on the NIH Study Section titled "Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology" in the Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2014.
Dr. Sibinga's laboratory investigates molecular mechanisms that control proliferation, migration, survival, and differentiation of cells that make up or accumulate in the vascular wall in the pathogenesis of diseases such as atherosclerosis, restenosis after angioplasty, saphenous vein graft disease, and transplant-associated arteriosclerosis.
Members of 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. Study section members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. Membership on a study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort.
Dr. Sibinga joins colleagues Kami Kim, MD and Liise-anne Pirofski, MD (Infectious Diseases) in this important appointment.