UB Distinguished Professor Timothy Murphy Named to NIH Study Section

By Lois Baker

Release Date: February 25, 2008 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Timothy F. Murphy, Ph.D., University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed to serve as a study section member in the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review.

He will serve as a peer reviewer in the center's Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study Section until June 30, 2011.

Murphy, who holds appointments in UB's departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, specializes in research on vaccine development against important pathogens responsible for otitis media (ear infections, primarily affecting children) and lower respiratory tract infections in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

His work in COPD has been supported continuously by the Department of Veteran Affairs since 1994.

Murphy received his bachelor's degree from New York University and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Tufts before taking a position at UB in 1981. He was named chief of the Infectious Diseases Section at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Hospital in 1990 and of UB's Infectious Diseases Division in 1993. In 1995-96 he was a visiting professor in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of Canberra, Australia.

He has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals and holds more than a dozen patents related to vaccine development. He has been a reviewer for 20 medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, and has held numerous positions on national committees and councils.

NIH study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their scientific fields.

Murphy is a resident of East Amherst.