Combs Named Chair of NIH Study Section
Current Chair of UND's Biomedical Sciences Department, Dr. Colin K. Combs, has been named chair of the Chronic Dysfunction and Integrative Neurodegeneration Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2022. This represents both a major commitment in professional time and energy and a great opportunity for Dr. Combs to contribute to the biomedical research effort nationwide.
Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the purpose of study sections like these are to review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on the applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science. These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country.