Hülya Bayır, MD, will serve as a member of the Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy (ANIE) Study Section, in the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review, beginning on July 1, 2016. In this role, Bayır, who is Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Director of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Research, and Associate Director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research and the Center for Free Radical and Antioxidant Health, will play an important role in the NIH peer review process during the four year term. Along with the approximately fifteen other members of the study section, she will review grant applications submitted to the NIH, recommend applications to the relevant national advisory group, and assess the state of research in the field.
Study section members are chosen “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,” as outlined in an acceptance letter from Richard Nakamura, PhD, Director of the Center for Scientific Review. Bayır’s research in the areas of mitochondrial injury and oxidative stress has yielded more than 130 publications in such journals as Nature Neuroscience, Nature Cell Biology, and Nature Chemistry, as well as multiple honors including a recent induction into The American Society for Clinical Investigation. Bayır already serves on several committees, including as Co-chair of the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group’s Translational Biology Subcommittee, as well as on the Executive Committee of our department’s Pediatric T32 Training Grant.