Richard Gamelli, MD, named to NIH's Surgery, Anesthesia and Trauma Study Section
(MAYWOOD, Ill.) JULY 30, 2007 - As one of the nation's leading authorities on burn injury and its treatment, Dr. Richard Gamelli, chair of the Department of Surgery, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, is a sought-after lecturer at numerous scientific meetings and a distinguished leader in the world of trauma research.
Now Gamelli's contributions to medical research have attracted the attention of leaders at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This month, Gamelli begins a four-year term as member of the NIH Center for Scientific Review's Surgery, Anesthesia and Trauma Study Section.
"During his 17 years at Loyola, Richard Gamelli has significantly advanced this area of discovery," said Paul K. Whelton, MD, MSc, chairman and chief executive officer, Loyola University Health System. "Dr. Gamelli's leadership in burn research has improved the lives of countless patients and has made our Burn Unit one the finest in the nation. Now, his strong knowledge as both an investigator and a clinician will help to advance the national biomedical research effort," Whelton added.
In his role with the NIH, Gamelli, who is also director of Loyola University Chicago's Burn and Shock Trauma Institute and the Robert J. Freeark, M.D., Professor of Trauma Surgery, will review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in the fields of surgery, anesthesia and trauma.
For more than six decades, the Center for Scientific Review has maintained the same mission: to see that the NIH grant applications receive fair, independent, expert and timely reviews - free from inappropriate influences - so NIH can fund the most promising research.