Agenda (January 27, 2017)

Council of Councils Meeting

January 27, 2017


NIH Campus, Building 31, Conference Room 10
Bethesda, Maryland

8:15 a.m. Call to Order and Introductions
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
(DPCPSI) Office of the Director, NIH
8:30 a.m. Announcements and Updates
Franziska B. Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), DPCPSI
Executive Secretary, Council of Councils
8:40 a.m. Tracking Utility of Common Fund Data Sets
Stephanie Courchesne-Schlink, Ph.D.
Team Leader, Office of Strategic Coordination, DPCPSI

Small Molecules from the Human Microbiota
Michael A. Fischbach, Ph.D.
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
9:40 a.m. Diversifying the Professoriate: Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Inclusion
Hannah Valantine, M.D.
Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, NIH
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. NIH Update
Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director, NIH
11:00 a.m. Discussion
11:15 a.m. Lunch Break
  • Pick Up Box Lunches
  • Pick Up NIH Badges (new members only)
  • Photo of the Council of Councils
12:00 noon Review of Grant Applications – Working Lunch
1:00 p.m. NIH Perspectives on Enhancing Scientific Rigor and

Michael S. Lauer, M.D.
Director, Office of Extramural Research, NIH
1:50 p.m. ODP's FY14-18 Strategic Plan:  A Mid-Course Review
David M. Murray, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Disease Prevention, DPCPSI
2:20 p.m. Break
2:35 p.m. Data Science @ NIH: Pivoting to the Future
Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D.
Director, National Library of Medicine, NIH
3:15 p.m. New Metrics and Tools for Evaluating the Impact of NIH-Funded Research
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI, NIH

George M. Santangelo, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Portfolio Analysis, DPCPSI
3:50 p.m. Closing Remarks
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI, NIH
4:00 p.m. Adjournment

Future Council of Councils Meetings

All meetings are scheduled to be held virtually or in NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD.


  • January 25–26, 2024 (Thursday, Friday)
  • May 30–31, 2024 (Thursday, Friday)
  • September 12–13, 2024 (Thursday, Friday)


  • February 6–7, 2025 (Thursday, Friday)
  • May 29–30, 2025 (Thursday, Friday)
  • September 11–12, 2025 (Thursday, Friday)

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