Dr. Edward Fitzgerald, O’Leary Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University at Albany School of Public Health, has been invited to serve as a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community-Level Health Promotion Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. The appointment term began July 1 and extends through June 30, 2019. NIH Study sections review grant applications and forward recommendations for funding to the appropriate national advisory council or board.
In the letter of invitation, Dr. Richard Nakamura, director of the Center for Scientific Review, indicated “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. Service on a study section also requires mature judgment and objectivity as well as the ability to work effectively in a group, qualities we believe Dr. Fitzgerald will bring to this important task.”
A faculty member at the School of Public Health for over 25 years, Dr. Fitzgerald research focuses on the human health effects of persistent organic pollutants. He is currently leading an NIH funded study determining if exposure to organic pollutants (POPs) impacts neuropsychological function in older men and women. Most recently, Dr. Fitzgerald was named a Vincent O’Leary Professor by the University at Albany, an honor given to selected senior members of the University’s teaching faculty for a period of up to three years post-retirement. He previously served as the School’s associate dean for Research.