Dr. Marjana Tomic-Canic Appointed to NIH Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin Study Section

Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., vice chair of research and professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, was recently appointed to a four-year position on the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin (ACTS) Study Section at the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review.

“It is an honor to assist the vital work of the NIH’s study section,” said Tomic-Canic, who is also director of the Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program, professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology, and professor of human genomics and genetics. “ACTS is a multi-disciplinary review panel of scientists and clinicians whose interests range from rheumatology, fibrosis, stem cell biology, immunology, and epigenetics to skin diseases. I look forward to contributing my expertise in mechanisms of tissue repair and regeneration.”

“Study sections 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,” said Richard Nakamura, Ph.D., director of the Center for Scientific Review, in announcing the appointment. “These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country.”

Members are selected based on their achievements in their scientific discipline as demonstrated by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors, Nakamura added.

Tomic-Canic has a long history of service to the NIH. She earlier served four-year terms on the Advisory Council of the NINR and on the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Multi-Council Working Group, an advisory group regarding grant initiatives related to big data projects.

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