Marshall biomedical science professor selected to co-chair NIH grant review team

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. Monica Valentovic, Ph.D., professor of biomedical sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine was selected earlier this month to co-chair a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section that reviewed for scientific merit grant applications to research countermeasures against chemical threats. 

“It is an honor to be selected to participate in an NIH study section,” Valentovic said. “I think this study section is particularly interesting because they reviewed NIH grant applications that propose new agents for dealing with human exposure to chemical threats from terrorists, chemical warfare and accidents (e.g. train derailments, industrial accidents) that release harmful agents (e.g. chlorine gas) into the environment.” 

Valentovic has previously participated in numerous NIH study sections and chaired or co-chaired more than 8 study sections. She has published more than 114 research papers, more than 150 abstracts and 7 book chapters on drug pharmacokinetics, toxicity and metabolism of xenobiotics. Her laboratory is active in the examination of the mechanisms of toxicity of drugs and environmental agents. 

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2023