Dartmouth engineering professor appointed Chair of new NIH review panel

April 4, 2012

Brian Pogue Professor Brian Pogue

Brian Pogue, Professor of Engineering and Dean of Graduate Studies at Dartmouth, was appointed Chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s new grant review panel for Biomedical Imaging Technology.

NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) receives about 80,000 applications a year and recruits over 17,000 external experts to review them.

“The NIH administrates all grant applications through a network of review panels,” explained Pogue, “This new panel will review applications in the area of x-ray imaging, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and optical imaging. The creation of this panel, which took several years to establish, is important because it shows that biomedical imaging technology has become a large area of research generating a high volume of imaging technology development proposals.”

Nominations to the NIH panel underwent rigorous review and were based on “expertise, history of funding, rank, number of recent publications, active grants, history of services, and community support,” as well as one’s past participation in reviews and discussions. Professor Pogue will chair the panel for the next two years.