Cosgriff-Hernandez selected for NIH review section

Cosgriff-HernandezElizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review.

Cosgriff-Hernandez was selected based on achievement in her scientific discipline, as evidenced by the quality of her research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors, noted Richard Nakamura, director of the Center for Scientific Review, in a congratulatory letter.

As a member of the Health Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section, Cosgriff-Hernandez will review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in her respective field.

“Service on a study section also requires mature judgment and objectivity as well as the ability to work effectively in a group, qualities we believe Dr. Cosgriff-Hernandez will bring to this important task,” Nakamura stated.

Cosgriff-Hernandez, who was named a Charles H. Barclay Jr. ’23 Fellow earlier this year, joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2007. Her laboratory specializes in the development of hybrid material systems that combine the advantages of synthetic and natural polymers (e.g. collagen) to advance tissue-engineering design.