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Pyatak named to NIH study section

February 1, 2021

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Beth Pyatak

Associate Professor Beth Pyatak

Associate Professor Elizabeth Pyatak has been invited to serve as a member of the Biobehavioral Medicine and Health Outcomes Study Section of the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Her four-year term begins July 1, 2021.

Pyatak’s scholarship focuses on translational research in Lifestyle Redesign®, an occupational therapy intervention framework that promotes awareness of the relationship between daily activities and health, and guides individuals with chronic conditions in the process of orchestrating their daily activities, habits and routines to support health and well-being. She is currently the principal investigator of two NIH-funded studies totaling more than $6.7 million.

There are more than 175 standing study sections of the NIH, which are responsible for reviewing grant applications, making recommendations to the appropriate national advisory councils or boards and surveying the status of research in their fields. Study section members are selected on the basis of their scientific achievements, including the quality of their research accomplishments and journal publications. Together, study sections help ensure the quality of the NIH’s peer review process, and are an integral component in America’s medical and allied research infrastructure.