Social Work Professor selected for NIH Review Committee

Dr. Laurie Drabble

Dr. Laurie Drabble

Dr. Laurie Drabble, a professor in the School of Social Work in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review Community Influences on Health Behavior Study Section. She will begin her term on July 1 and serve through June 2022. Through her service, Dr. Drabble will have the opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort.

According to a message from Richard Nakamura, the director for the Center for Scientific Review, members are selected based on their demonstrated competence and achievements in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

During her tenure, she will review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board and survey the status of research in her disciplines. Nakamura said these functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country.

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