USC University of Southern California

Anh Le Chosen to Join NIH Center for Scientific Review

Anh Le has begun a six-year term of service for the National Institutes of Health as a member of the Oral, Dental, and Craniofacial Sciences Study Section within the Center for Scientific Review.

Le, associate professor with the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, is now part of a prestigious group of academicians reviewing grant applications submitted to the NIH and making recommendations regarding the applications. Le’s term began July 1, 2011 and will end on June 30, 2017.

Members are selected based on their body of research accomplishments, their publication history, and other significant scientific achievements.

“Service on a study section requires mature judgment and objectivity as well as the ability to work effectively in a group, qualities we believe Dr. Le will bring to this important task,” said Toni Scarpa, Director of the Center for Scientific Review.

Le’s active backgrounds in both clinical medicine and dentistry and research are unique and will help transforming clinical and translational research in craniofacial and oral diseases, thus synergizing dental medicine and patient treatment.

“With the exponential advancement of biomedical science in the next few decades, translational research will serve the most critical role in bridging the barriers between basic discoveries and clinical applications and thus enhancing rapid translation for craniofacial and oral disease treatment and prevention to improve patient care,” Le said.