Cox Named To N.I.H. Peer Review Panel

Prof. Donald Cox (Economics) has been appointed to a National Institutes of Health peer review panel.

Cox was named as a member of the Social Sciences and Population Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for a term that ends in 2000. The panel reviews grant proposals in a number of disciplines; Cox will focus his efforts in economics.

According to Ellie Ehrenfeld, director of the center, "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."

Cox said he began work with the panel in 1995 as a special reviewer, but that his new role is more intensive. But despite a heavy review load, Cox said he enjoys the work.

"It's interesting because it's a way to keep up with what new things people are thinking about," Cox said.

-Michael Seele

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