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WMU researcher named to NIH grant review panel

April 23, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Dr. William F. Jackson, professor of biological sciences at Western Michigan University, has been named to a national grant review panel that shapes the nation's biomedical research efforts.

Jackson has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to serve with the Center for Scientific Review on its Experimental Cardiovascular Sciences Study Section. NIH study sections review and recommend grant applications that help set the direction for U.S. biomedical research.

Jackson's selection was based on his research achievements and publication record in his field. Much of his research has focused on the role played by oxygen in the regulation of blood flow to the body's tissues. His research has implications for treatment of heart attacks, stroke, hypertension and poor blood flow.

He has received more than $1 million in grants from the NIH since 1984 and has won numerous awards, including the NIH National Research Service Award and a Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship. Jackson is the author of 100 articles and abstracts in some of the most highly regarded scientific journals, and he has served on the editorial review board of the Journal of Vascular Research, the American Journal of Physiology, and the American Heart Association's Caridovascular Regulation II Study Section. He currently is editor-elect of the journal Microcirculation.

A faculty member at WMU since 1989, Jackson was named the University's Distinguished Faculty Scholar in 1998.

Jackson, a native of Detroit, earned bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees at Michigan State University. He also did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to WMU, he worked at the Medical College of Georgia and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Media contact: Matt Gerard, 269 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu

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