Psychology professor Thomas M. Hess has been named chair of the Social Psychology, Personality and Interpersonal Processes Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, a peer review group at the National Institutes of Health. His term runs through June 30, 2014.
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, said acting director Richard Nakamura.
“The skill and leadership offered by the chairperson determine to a significant extent the effectiveness and efficiency of the review group,” he added in a letter announcing the appointment.