Pharmacology professor named to VA scientific review board

Domenico Pratico, professor of pharmacology in the Center for Translational Medicine at Temple's School of Medicine, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board. As a board member, he will provide advice on the scientific quality, budget, safety and mission relevance of investogator-initiated research proposals submitted for intramural funding at the VA. Funding is available for studies that prove both scientifically meritorious and relevant to the health of veterans. The board fulfills its mission through a series of expert subcommittees that review basic preclinical biomedical and behavioral research as well as clinical studies. Selected for his outstanding scientific credentials, Pratico will serve on the Panel for Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease through 2014.