NIH Tabs SDSU Prof

By Hallie Jacobs

The NIH named SDSU professor Sanford Bernstein chair of the NIH skeletal muscle and exercise physiology board.

Bernstein’s research aims to unlock new treatments for human muscle and cardiac diseases.

“It is excellent recognition for SDSU as a leading research university,” said Bernstein, who has served on the NIH board for three years.

The board will meet three times a year to consider research proposals. About 10 percent of the proposals receive funding, Bernstein said.

“I enjoy getting to hear a lot of interesting presentations and synthesizing the challenging information,” Bernstein said. “Some of the presentations are not exactly in my field, so it is interesting to learn more.”