CPC Fellow Siega-Riz to serve on NHLBI advisory board

Dec 12, 2012

UNC-Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health announced that Anna Maria Siega-Riz has been appointed to serve on NIH's NHLBI advisory council:

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition and associate dean for academic affairs at Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named for a three-year term as a member of the advisory council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NHLBI advisory council provides guidance to the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to the directors of the NIH and NHLBI on matters related to:

  • The cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung and blood diseases;
  • The use of blood and blood products and the management of blood resources; and
  • Sleep disorders.

The council also considers applications for research, research training grants and cooperative agreements and recommends funding for applications that show promise of making valuable contributions to human knowledge. The group meets four times each year.

Siega-Riz, who received her doctorate from UNC in 1993, became a fellow at the Carolina Population Center in 1994 and joined the Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty in 1995. A nutritional epidemiologist, she uses an interdisciplinary team perspective in her research to address complex problems including prematurity, fetal programming, racial disparities and obesity.

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