Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

UNC Faculty Member Named to Three-Year Term on NIH Study Section

Dr. Yun Li, associate professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named a member of the Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology Study Section for the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review.

[Photo: Dr. Yun Li]

Dr. Li, whose term of service will run from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2021, was selected on the basis of her demonstrated competence and achievement in biostatistics, as evidenced by quality of research accomplishments, publications in journals, and other scientific activities, achievements, and honors.

“Service on a study section requires mature judgment and objectivity as well as the ability to work effectively in a group, qualities we believe Dr. Li will bring to this important task,” wrote Dr. Richard Nakamura, Center for Scientific Review director.

Study sections review grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), make recommendations on the applications to appropriate NIH advisory councils, and survey the status of research in their scientific fields.

Dr. Li, a member of the UNC biostatistics faculty since 2009, conducts research on the development of statistical methods and computational tools, particularly as related to the application of those methods and tools to the genetic dissection of complex metabolic, cardiovascular, autoimmune, and other diseases.

“This is a great honor for Yun,” said Dr. Jianwen Cai, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and then interim chair of biostatistics at the Gillings School. “Her contributions to the study section will provide an important service to the profession.”

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