Thomas BufordThomas Buford, PhD, Director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine and Associate Professor in the UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care has been invited to serve as a member of the NIH’s Aging Systems and Geriatrics (ASG) Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. He will serve for a period of four years beginning July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025.

The ASG study section reviews grant applications that are typically clinical-translational efforts and primarily involve human subjects. Proposed studies may investigate geriatric syndromes and conditions, complex late-life disorders that involve multiple organ systems such as frailty, incontinence, balance, loss of functional capacity, delirium, fatigue, and multimorbidity.

Buford was selected to this role on the basis of his demonstrated competence and achievement in his scientific discipline. This includes the quality of his research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

In this role, Buford will review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on the applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science. This is a critical role in ensuring that the NIH funds the highest-quality science.

Congratulations, Dr. Buford!