School of Nursing

Study section selection signals growing national impact for School of Nursing

Dr. Winters-Stone invited to have a sustained role contributing to the national biomedical research effort

Kerri Winters-Stone

Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone has accepted an invitation from the National Institutes of Health to serve as a standing member of the Community-Level Health Promotion Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 01, 2020 and ending June 30, 2024.

Winters-Stone brings her expertise as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, which recently gathered experts from 17 organizations, including the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, to review scientific evidence and offer recommendations about the benefits of exercise for prevention, treatment, recovery and improved survival for cancer patients. In addition, her transdisciplinary collaborative science approach to reducing cancer burden through behavior change shines a light on the contributions she will make as a member of this study section.

Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone is a Professor with the OHSU School of Nursing and is Co-Director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Community Partnership Program and Co-Leader of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control Program. Her expertise and research focus centers on the use of physical activity to prevent and manage chronic disease.

Winters-Stone said, “I’m honored to participate as a standing member on the CLHP study section because I understand the importance of peer-review in advancing biomedical research and ultimately improving public health. As someone who has submitted a lofty number of grants for peer-review, it is time for me to commit to long-term service.”

From Dr. Byrnes acceptance notification letter:

“Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements, and honors. Service on a study section also requires mature judgment and objectivity as well as the ability to work effectively in a group, qualities we believe Dr. Winters-Stone will bring to this important task.

Membership on a study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort. Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board and survey the status of research in their fields of science. These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country.”