Kenneth Ganezer: Physicist Appointed to NIH Study Section on Biomedicine and Surgical Sciences
Kenneth Ganezer has been appointed membership to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section for Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging, and Bioengineering Integrated Review Group (IRG). The professor of physics attended a panel meeting in October in Washington D.C. and will take part in the next meeting in January in Dana Point, Calif.
Ganezer will help in reviewing applications for research grants for projects that address the interface between the physical sciences and biomedical or clinical research. Major areas include the development of medical imaging systems for the study of organs or living organisms; the application of computational sciences to knowledge in biological and clinical medicine; the development of innovative biologics, materials, processes, and other approaches to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease; and issues in surgery, anesthesiology, surgical and microsurgical therapies. Ganezer’s IRG will evaluate a panel that reviews Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), university research, and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals that involve innovative medical imaging
“Members of the study sections are asked to carefully read proposals and formulate reviews and critiques of the proposals that will help to determine [NIH} funding priorities for proposals,” says Ganezer. “I hope this work will benefit the related disciplines as well as CSUDH and the CSU.”
Ganezer has served as a reviewer for the journal Medical Physics and has given talks on medical applications of physics at annual meetings of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. During his career at Dominguez Hills, he has secured NIH funding for the Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) and SBIR programs.
- Joanie Harmon