Barbara M Bayer

Title

Professor, Sr. Associate Dean, BGE, Department Chair - Neuroscience

Department

Neuroscience
General profile

Phone

+1 202-687-1616

Bio

Barbara M. Bayer is the Chair and Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Senior Associate Dean of Biomedical Graduate Education.

Dr Bayer's area of expertise includes the control of immune function by the central nervous system.

Dr Bayer has been involved in graduate education for over 30 years and she has mentored both IPN and Pharmacology PhD students. She was the PI on a training grant for many years and she continues to be involved in graduate student training by sitting on thesis committees and also in her capacity as Senior Associate Dean of Biomedical Sciences at Georgetown University. She is a consultant and advisor to several faculty who are engaged in research involving the effects of various treatments or stress on the immune system and its derivatives. Graduate education both in the laboratory and in alternative paths continues to be her passion.

1981-83 Special Assistant for Science to the Commissioner of FDA, Washington DC
1983-90 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
1990-96 Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
1996-99 Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
1999-05 Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
2005-Present Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
2011-Present Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Graduate Education, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Awards
1983 Commendable Service Award, F.D.A.
1983 New Investigator Award, NIAID, NIH
1990 Sigma Xi, Georgetown Chapter, President
1995 Excellence in Graduate Training Award
1998 Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellow
2009 Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching
2011 MAGIS Society of Master Teachers, Member
2013 Georgetown Biotechnology and Biochemistry Programs Leadership Award

EXTRAMURAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Consultant for Scientific Research to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (1983 - 1985)
Site visit team reviewing Clinical Research Center, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Feb 1989)
ADAMHA Treatment Development and Assessment Research Review Committee on Clinical Program Projects and Clinical Research Centers (Feb 1989)
Presidential Transition Team Member for the Department of Health and Human Services (Dec. 1988 - Feb. 1989)
Member of NIDA Study Section: Drug Abuse AIDS Research Review; Biobehavioral/Clinical Subcommittee (1991-1996)
Member of ASPET's Committee on Substance Abuse (1991-1997)
Member of ASPET's Committee on Educational Affairs, 1996-1999)
Consultant for NIDA Planning Meeting on "Drugs of Abuse as Cofactors in HIV Infection and Disease Progression" (1992)
Consultant for TMD Review Panel, NIDR, NIH (1996)
Member of NIDA Special Review Committees (1993-1995, Chair 1996)
Ad hoc member of NIH Pharmacology Research Associate Program Nomination Committee
Ad hoc member of NIH BBBP-1 Study Section (2003)
Member of NIH NAED Study Section (2003-present)
Editorial Board of Drugs of Abuse, Immunommodulation and AIDS

Ad hoc manuscript reviewer for:
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Biochemical Pharmacology
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Neuropharmacology
Brain, Behavior and Immunity
Immunopharmacology
Immunology

Education

  • PhD (1977) Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Pharmacology
  • BS (1972) University of El Paso, TX, Chemistry