UK’s Swanson to serve on NIEHS review committee, contribute to US biomedical research

Hollie Swanson, Ph.D.
UK’s Hollie Swanson, Ph.D., will serve on the NIEHS’ Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Review Committee. Pete Comparoni | UK Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2024) — A University of Kentucky researcher will be serving as a member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Review Committee. The committee is responsible for the scientific review of multiple grant mechanisms at the NIEHS.

Hollie Swanson, Ph.D., is the deputy director of the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES), a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences in the College of Medicine and a member of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.

“My roots with NIEHS go deep,” said Swanson. “Because of NIEHS support that I received as a trainee and newly independent investigator, I have been able to enjoy a rich and fulfilling scientific career.  I look forward to now contributing to the success of the mission of NIEHS in this new role.”

Swanson was approved to the EHS Review Committee by National Institutes of Health Director Monica Bertagnolli, M.D.

Swanson is one of 21 members who serve a term of four overlapping years. Her term begins July 1 and runs through 2028.

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