Ian Phillips Appointed to NIH Institute Review Committee
Ian Phillips, PhD, Norris Professor of Applied Life Sciences, has been selected by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to serve on its institutional training mechanism review committee.
The committee reviews grant proposals for the training of pre- and postdoctoral fellows in biomedical, behavioral and clinical research. The purpose is to establish national training of doctors and research investigators at universities and hospitals who translate laboratory ideas into practical applications.
"Being invited to serve as a member of this review committee is an honor," Phillips said. "I am proud to represent KGI on this important national body focused on research and training."
In addition to holding the Norris professorship, Phillips is the founding director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapies.
His research areas include cell culture, stem cell culture, stem cell isolation and differentiation, physiological measurements of hemorrhage, cerebral hemorrhage and stroke, animal models for cardiac ischemia and heart failure.
Among his honors, he was awarded the 2002 Christopher Columbus Award for Science and Technology, the1989 Lucian Award (McGill University) for research in circulatory disease, a MERIT award from NIH, elected Fellow of the American Heart Association and 2009 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
During his career Phillips has published 12 books and more than 300 papers and reviews. He has taught over 3,000 medical students and trained over 40 PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
He will serve as a member of the review committee for four years.The Heart Lung and Blood Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health.