Jones begins term as NIH study section chairman

Leading UofL cardiology researcher to head the Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolism Study Section
Jones begins term as NIH study section chairman

Steven P. Jones, Ph.D., FAHA

In looking for a top authority to lead one of its featured research groups, the National Institutes of Health turned to one of the University of Louisville's leading cardiology researchers.

Steven P. Jones, Ph.D., FAHA, professor of medicine in UofL's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine recently started his term as chairperson of the Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolism Study Section of the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.

Jones, a University Scholar who also directs the Imaging & Physiology Core in UofL's Diabetes and Obesity Center, began his one-year term on July 1, 2018.

The Myocardial Ischemia and Metabolism (MIM) Study Section reviews applications involving basic and applied aspects of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion, coronary circulation, and myocardial metabolism.

It includes the review of studies using molecular, genetic, cellular, biochemical, pharmacological, genomic, proteomic, and physiological approaches to define normal and pathological processes.

MIM also evaluates study proposals ranging from in vitro models of simulated ischemia in isolated cells to whole animal models to human studies.

In addition to Jones, the study section consists of 18 experts from around the U.S.

According to the NIH, study section members are selected 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.

In addition, service on a study section also requires mature judgment and objectivity as well as the ability to work effectively in a group.