The study section is under the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review.

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National Institutes of Health’s Center for Science Review has named Dr. Kim Boggess, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, to its Pregnancy and Neonatal Study Section. The appointment is effective July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2022.

As part of this study section, Dr. Boggess will 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.

Dr. Richard Nakamura, director of the Center for Scientific Review, said the appointment is a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort, as well as to help assure the quality of the NIH peer review process.

“These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country,” he said.

Dr. Boggess is a board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialist and the principal investigator at Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), a program that promotes recruitment, retention and sustained advancement of biomedical careers in women’s health.