Duke Engineering Professor Named to Federal Scientific Review Panel

DURHAM, N.C. -– Duke University’s Gregg E. Trahey has been appointed a member of the Biomedical Imaging Technology Study Section of the National Institute of Health’s Center for Scientific Review.

Trahey, Ph.D., is the James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering, and also holds an appointment as professor of radiology at Duke University Medical Center. He is a specialist in medical ultrasound and instrumentation, adaptive imaging, breast imaging, flow imaging and radiation force.

Brent Stanfield, acting director of the Center for Scientific Review, said Trahey agreed to serve a four-year term on the study section, effective July 1. Study sections review grant applications and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

“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,” Stanfield said.

“Gregg has been a guiding force in medical ultrasound imaging research and has made enormous contributions to biomedical engineering research at Duke,” said George Truskey, chair of Duke’s biomedical engineering department. “He brings a wealth of expertise and dedication to this position.”