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Martha Ann Bell Appointed Chair of NIH Study Section

Dr. Martha Ann Bell has been appointed chairperson of the Cognition and Perception Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2017. Chairing a study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort. 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. The skill and leadership offered by the chairperson determine to a significant extent the effectiveness and efficiency of the review group.