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Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Principal Investigator of Cardiac Gene Biology at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, has been chosen as chairperson of the Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolism Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) based in Bethesda, Maryland.

The NIH, which is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency, and the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. It funds thousands of scientists at universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 institutes and centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. The NIH’s Center for Scientific Review is the portal for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit.