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UNE’s Glenn Stevenson serves on federal grant review panels

Stevenson and undergraduate research students Philomena Richard, Sarah Couture, Emily Payne
Stevenson and undergraduate research students Philomena Richard, Sarah Couture, Emily Payne

November 13, 2018

Glenn Stevenson, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and program coordinator for the Neuroscience major, joined scientists from across the country in serving on the October and November grant review panels for both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

The NIH service was to the Neuropharmacology and Molecular Signaling study section.

The DoD service was for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, which was founded by Congress to provide competitive grant awards to U.S. scientists in order to foster innovative approaches to biomedical research that meets the needs of the American public and the U.S. military.

Scientists with diverse expertise in the biological and psychological sciences and neuroscience are selected to serve on the panels.

“It was such an honor to serve on the grant review panels for the federal government,” Stevenson said. “The work load was significant, but it felt wonderful to give back to my discipline. I learned a great deal from my conversations with the other panel members.”

Stevenson’s undergraduate research lab has current and prior funding from the National Institutes of Health. His research focuses on drug development and medications evaluation, exercise-pain-cognition interactions, in vivo receptor interactions and gut microbiome-brain axis involvement in pain, neuroinflammation and overt behavior.

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