Dr. Brian Schmidt Appointed Chair of NIH's Somatosensory and Pain Systems Study Section


Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, has been appointed chair of the NIH Somatosensory and Pain Systems Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021.

Dr. Schmidt, director of the NYU Oral Cancer Center, is at the forefront of biomedical research into oral cancer from the molecular level to clinical patient studies. Backed by NIH funding, Dr. Schmidt currently researches genetic biomarkers for precancer and cancer, neural pain pathways for new pain control therapies, and novel oral cavity reconstruction techniques. It is expected that his demonstrated skill and leadership will allow him to determine to a significant extent the effectiveness and efficiency of the study section he is chairing.

We congratulate Dr. Schmidt on this latest recognition of the major role he is playing in advancing the national biomedical research effort.