UAMS Researcher Appointed to NIH Study Section

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LITTLE ROCK – Mario Cleves, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), recently became a member of the Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., at the invitation of the Center for Scientific Review.


As a member of the study section, Cleves is contributing to the national biomedical research effort, reviewing grant applications submitted to NIH, making recommendations and tracking the status of research. His appointment expires June 30, 2010.


Cleves is a professor of pediatrics in the UAMS College of Medicine and senior biostatistician at the Department of Pediatrics and at the Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. His wide range of research interests includes survival data analysis, statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology. 


His invitation to serve on the study section is based on his quality research, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors, said Toni Scarpa, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Scientific Review.


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