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Dr. Alexander Moise appointed to national research group

Posted on October 24, 2019

Dr. Alexander Moise has been appointed as a member of the Genes, Cells and Molecules Evaluations Group for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for a three-year term. He will contribute to the national peer review process that ensures the efficacy, health and vitality of Canada’s research community.

“NSERC’s success in supporting university research in natural sciences and engineering depends on the voluntary participation of its members in the peer review process, which is highly regarded by the Canadian and international research communities. Its credibility is linked to the participation of some of the best – and busiest – researchers from all sectors,” says Céline Bérubé, Team Leader, Life Sciences – Genes, Cells and Molecules at NSERC.

Moise was selected to participate in the Genes, Cells and Molecules Evaluations Group based on his set of skills and expertise. The membership is internationally recognized and respected.

He says he hopes to leverage this opportunity to advocate for improved nutrition and to promote chronic disease prevention.

“In both my research and service, I try to promote the role of proper nutrition as a cost-effective and underutilized means to prevent disease and improve health,” Moise says. “I also believe that as a developed country, Canada could do a fair bit more to promote education and access to healthy, clean food both within and outside our borders.”

Despite the considerable amount of work involved, he believes his new role is a valuable way to stay informed of the most current research and to further promote NOSM’s research.

“Many of our faculty who participate in the peer-review process for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), NSERC, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) find it to be a valuable and rewarding activity. I personally find that being involved in peer-review is the most useful way to learn the nuts and bolts of the grant process and a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in research,” Moise says.

“Having faculty involved in review panels adds to our presence in the greater research community, and allows us to promote and advocate for research, values and expertise that align with NOSM’s mission,” says Moise.