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, 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.