U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Michele Barnard

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-8898
Email: barnardm@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Senior Staff FellowNHLBI, NIH1997-2002
  • Adjunct ProfessorMichael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, University of Illinois1994-1997
  • FacultyMiddle Tennessee State University1992-1994
  • Ph.D.University of South Alabama1988

Michele Barnard, Ph.D.

Deputy Branch Chief, Grants Review Branch
Scientific Review Officer, Grants Review Branch
Section Chief of Special Emphasis Panels Section, Grants Review Branch

Current Responsibilities and Activities

I am deputy chief of the Review Branch and chief of the Special Emphasis Panels Section I at the NIDDK.  My responsibilities include overseeing the review of applications for a wide range of topics, from translational research, to time-sensitive grants, to ancillary studies.

My research interests include endothelial and epithelial permeability, ion pumps and channels, and the role of activation of leukocytes and subsequent oxygen-radical generation on tissue injury in sepsis and ischemia/reperfusion injury.  Tissue injury from sepsis and ischemia/reperfusion contributes to high levels of illness and death.  A better understanding of the cellular processes involved in tissue injury may improve methods of prevention and treatment.

I also regularly participate in applicant training workshops, present on the role of the scientific review administrator in the peer review process, and contribute to mock study sections.