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UK scientist appointed to NIH grant review panel

Dr. William Stoops, Ph.D.

Lexington, Ky. – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review recently appointed University of Kentucky behavioral pharmacologist William W. Stoops, Ph.D., as a charter member of its new Interventions to Prevent and Treat Addictions study section.

Members selected for service on the committee have demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline, as evident by the quality of their research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors, according to a release from UK.

In his appointed capacity, Stoops will review grant applications for scientific merit and survey the status of research in various fields of medical science related to addiction treatment. Stoops will maintain the appointment through 2019.

Stoops researches pharmacologic and behavioral therapies for drug abuse behaviors and currently serves as principal investigator for NIH-funded studies addressing cocaine use disorders. Stoops is an associate professor in the UK Departments of Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, as well as a faculty member in the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research. He also directs the Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core for UK’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science.