Dr. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, associate professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Cancer Etiology Study Section of the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Her membership with the section will run until June 30, 2020.
“This appointment to the Cancer Etiology Study Section is in recognition of Dr. Webster-Cyriaque’s longstanding track record in cancer etiology and pathogenesis research, especially in the areas of oral cancer and cancer virology,” said Dr. Eric Everett, associate dean for research. “The NIH continues to be the pre-eminent funder of biomedical research and it is an honor for a faculty/researcher to be invited to participate in this important peer review process.”
As a member of the section, Webster-Cyriaque will review grant applications submitted to the NIH. Study section members also make recommendations on those applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board and survey the status of research in their fields of science.
Membership to the section is extended based on demonstrated scientific competence and achievement, as shown in research accomplishments, publications and other scientific activities and honors. Members must be able to work effectively in a group, and impartially judge the grant applications and assess the proposals.