WASHINGTON (January 9, 2018) – The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that distinguished researcher and neural development pioneer, Sally A. Moody, PhD, professor of anatomy and regenerative biology, has been appointed to serve as chair of the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology. Moody has been the interim chair of this department since July 2016.”Dr. Moody stepped in as the interim chair of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology and her performance was outstanding. Under her leadership, she has fostered growth and encouraged creativity and discovery. We are very fortunate that Dr. Moody will remain chair and look forward to the future under her leadership of this important department,” said Jeffrey S. Akman, MD, vice president for health affairs, Walter A. Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine, and dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
As chair, Moody will oversee all functions of the department, including oversight of the academic programs, guiding future departmental growth, facilitating collaborations, and supporting research efforts.
Moody joined the faculty in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1992 as an associate professor of anatomy and cell biology and of genetics. In 1994, she was promoted to a full professor in the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology. In addition to serving as the interim chair of the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, Moody has held many leadership positions at GW, including director of the neuroscience graduate program, associate director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
Additionally, she has held leadership positions at many influential organizations, outside of GW. She has served as the program official of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in developmental genetics and genomics, the chair of the FASEB Excellence in Science Awards Committee, and the …