NIGMS Standing Study Sections

NIGMS has four standing study sections that manage the review of all application to NIGMS’ institutional training NOFOs. Reviewers on the panels are appointed for 2- to 6-year terms and meet three times a year to review applications.

The TWD-A and TWD-B study sections routinely review basic biomedical and medical sciences predoctoral T32 programs. While there is considerable overlap in expertise between the two panels, applications are typically divided to accommodate conflicts and to balance workload. When necessary, ad hoc reviewers may be added to the panels to bolster expertise and/or manage a larger than usual number of applications. Post-doctoral T32 programs are reviewed by a separate special emphasis panel (SEP) in the Branch.

The SRO for the TWD-A study section is Dr. Isaah Vincent
The SRO for the TWD-B study section is Dr. Latarsha Carithers​

The TWD-C and TWD-D study sections manage the review of applications for a broader range of training programs: Bridges to the Baccalaureate (T34), U-RISE (T34), MARC (T34), PREP (R25), Bridges to the Doctorate (T32), G-RISE (T32), IMSD (T32), and IRACDA (K12). Again, applications are typically divided between the two panels to accommodate conflicts and to balance workload.

The SRO for the TWD-C study section is Dr. Sonia Ortiz-Miranda
The SRO for the TWD-D study section ​is Dr. Tracy Koretsky