Office of Research

Dr. Antonio Scarpa

Antonio Scarpa, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Antonio Scarpa, renowed scientist and former Director of the NIH Center for Scientific
Review, has agreed to provide workshops1 designed to help faculty enhance research proposals
directed to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), or other

Dr. Antonio Scarpa served as a Director of the Center for Scientific
Review (CSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) between 2005
and 2011. CSR organizes the peer review groups that evaluate the
majority of grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of
Health. Dr. Scarpa played a significant role helping NIH to design and
implement the first major changes to NIH peer review in 65 years.
Between 1983 and 2003 he served as a permanent member of three
NIH peer review committees as well as a member of peer review
committees for the American Heart Association.

Dr. Scarpa came to NIH from Case Western Reserve University in
Cleveland, where he was the David and Inez Myers professor and
chair of the Department of Physiology. He oversaw the development
of a small physiology and biophysics department into one now
ranked among the best in the country. His research there was focused
on the cellular and molecular ranked among the best in the country. His research there was focused on the cellular and
molecular consequences induced by transport. His studies were supported by grants from the
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, as well as
the American Heart Association.

Dr. Scarpa has more than 230 peer-reviewed journal publications and has edited or co-edited 9
books or special journal supplements. He has been an officer or board member of many
scientific societies, including The Biophysical Society, the Federation of American Societies
for Experimental Biology, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Over the years,
Scarpa also has served on the editorial boards of 13 scientific journals and served as editor or
co-editor for 5 journals. As CSR Director, he made more than 800 presentations in US to faculty,
administrators of universities, hospitals and research centers, as well as professional societies.

Dr. Scarpa received his MD and PhD (Libera Docenza) in general pathology from the
University of Padua School of Medicine, and he conducted postdoctoral studies at the
Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, and the
University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Scarpa continued his research and academic
career for 17 years at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to Case Western Reserve
in 1986.

1The workshop offering dates will be in response to faculty needs. If you are interested, or have any questions,
please contact Joy Yard in the Office of Research at or 216.687.9364.