Burks invited to serve as Chair of NIH’s HAI Study Section

Dr. Wesley Burks, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of N.C. Children's Hospital, will join the Hypersensitivity Autoimmune, and Immune-Mediated Diseases Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

His term as chair will begin July 1, 2013 and will end on June 30, 2014.

Members of study sections are chosen based on their proficiency and aptitude in their work seen through their research, publications in scientific journals and other important scientific honors and accomplishments. As chair of this study section, Dr. Burks will ensure the NIH peer review process remains effective and efficient.

Dr. Burks joined UNC in December 2011 and is an internationally-renowned expert in pediatric allergy.