July 21, 2020 at 1:45 pm

Harrington Appointed to NIH Center’s External Advisory Committee

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in office

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington was recently appointed to Chair the External Advisory Committee for the National Institutes of Health Center for the Influence of Dietary Botanical Supplements on Biological and Behavioral Resilience, a recently awarded cooperative agreement center at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.

Harrington is a Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Harrington’s experience with natural product chemometrics influenced his selection for the advisory committee.

This new center will acquire data needed to optimize future clinical trials of a polyphenol-containing dietary supplement derived from grapes for resilience to stress-induced psychological impairment. Clinical studies of bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of the product will be combined with preliminary assessments of the clinical effects. Preclinical and clinical studies will assess and validate biomarkers of activity.

The External Advisory Committee will advise NIH on the center and its complex natural project intervention. Committee members will identify problems and possible solutions for resource allocation and collaborations.


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