Agenda (May 20, 2016)

Council of Councils Meeting

May 20, 2016


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 (OD), NIH
8:20 a.m. Announcements and Updates
Franziska B. Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, DPCPSI
Executive Secretary, Council of Councils

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI
8:35 a.m. Undiagnosed Diseases Network
William A. Gahl, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Undiagnosed Diseases Network, and
Clinical Director, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
9:20 a.m. Introduction of and Updates from the Director, NHGRI
Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NHGRI
9:50 a.m. Discussion
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Introduction to Zika Virus
Cristina Cassetti, Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Nonhuman Primate Models in Zika Virus
David O'Connor, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:05 a.m. Discussion
11:15 a.m. Lunch Break – Pick Up Box Lunches
11:45 a.m. Review of Grant Applications – Working Lunch
2:00 p.m. Update on Awards for the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative® Cohort Program
Josephine Briggs, M.D.
Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, and
Interim Director, Precision Medicine Initiative® Cohort Program

Carrie D. Wolinetz, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science Policy, and
Director, Office of Science Policy, OD
2:45 p.m. Council Input in the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Strategic Plan
William Riley, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, DPCPSI
3:20 p.m. Common Fund Program Updates:

Barbara Spalholz, Ph.D.
Chief, Cancer Cell Biology Branch, Division of Cancer Biology
National Cancer Institute

Extracellular RNA Communication
Patricia Labosky, Ph.D.
Program Leader, Office of Strategic Coordination, DPCPSI
4:05 p.m. Closing Remarks
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI
4:10 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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