UTHSCT researcher appointed to national research grant application review panel

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Anna Kurdowska, Ph.D., an associate professor of biochemistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, has been selected to serve on a national scientific review panel.

Dr. Kurdowska recently was appointed to a four-year term on the Innate Immunity and Inflammation Study Section at the National Institutes of Health.

As a panel member, three times a year she will review and evaluate research grant applications submitted to the NIH by other researchers.

“This is an excellent achievement and shows UTHSCT’s dedication to being at the forefront of innovative biomedical research. We are so proud of Dr. Kurdowska,” UTHSCT President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun said.

According to the Center for Scientific Review, the part of the NIH that organizes the study sections, members are chosen based on their achievements in their scientific discipline.

These achievements are demonstrated by the quality of their research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities and honors.

Dr. Kurdowska’s main field of study is the innate immune system and the inflammatory response of the body to infection or injury.

She has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Dr. Kurdowska joined the UTHSCT research faculty in 1991.

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