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Prisinzano selected to lead NIH Study Section

Tue, 08/06/2013

LAWRENCE — The National Institute of Health’s Center for Scientific Review has appointed Thomas Prisinzano, chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the School of Pharmacy, chairperson of the Drug Discovery for the Nervous System Study Section.

The Drug Discovery for the Nervous System study section reviews grant applications to the NIH with the ultimate goal of discovering new therapies for treating or preventing disorders of the nervous system, including drug abuse, that will eventually lead to FDA clinical trials. As chair of this study section, Prisinzano will ensure the NIH peer review process remains effective and efficient.

According to the NIH, “members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.”

School of Pharmacy Dean Ken Audus said Prisinzano’s invitation to serve as chair illustrates how highly regarded he is amongst his scientific peers.

“Tom’s prominence in the field of medicinal chemistry continues to rise, and we are fortunate to have him leading the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at KU,” Audus said. “His leadership and contributions outside the school bring deserved recognition of his expertise and strengthen the scientific community as a whole.”

Prisinzano will serve two years as chairperson of the committee, with his term coming to an end June 30, 2015.



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KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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