Yale chemistry chair appointed to NIH council

Scott J. Miller, chairman of Yale’s chemistry department, has been named to a prominent advisory body within the National Institutes of Health that helps award research grants.

Scott J. Miller

Miller will serve on the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council for an appointment of four years.

The council’s members provide advice and the second level of peer-review for grant applications assigned to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health.

“These are challenging roles and I hope I can make a constructive contribution,” said Miller, who joined the Yale faculty in 2006. He is the Irénée duPont Professor of Chemistry.

His research at Yale focuses on the discovery of new catalysts and reactions that enable the selective synthesis of complex, biologically active molecules.

The council is composed of leaders in biological and medical sciences, education, health care and public affairs. Miller’s appointment was announced by the agency on May 25.

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