Dr. Byars-Winston was appointed by US Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra (who happens to be the first Latinx Secretary in this role!) and she will serve on the Council until December 2024 as part of the 18-person appointed Council advising NIGMS and Secretary Becerra on grants and funding.
NIH Councils are responsible for all grant funding decisions and NIGMS has a total portfolio of over $2.9 billion, and has the largest training grant portfolio of all of NIH. We’re delighted that Dr. Byars-Winston has a seat at the table to set the agenda for NIGMS. She will continue to represent a wide array of diverse perspectives in all of her NIGMS transactions.
Congratulations and Thank You, Dr. Byars-Winston!