Council of Councils Meeting

November 20-21


National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Main Campus
Building 31C, Room 6
Bethesda, MD 20892

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Day 1: November 20, 2008
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Lana Skirboll, Ph.D., Acting Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), NIH
9:15 a.m. NIH Working Group Report: Science of Science Management Meeting
Lenworth Johnson, M.D., Council of Councils
9:45 a.m. Measuring the Burden of Disease and the Contribution of Obesity
James Schuttinga, Ph.D., DPCPSI, OD
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Remarks from Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D., Acting Director, NIH
11:00 a.m. NIH Obesity Research Task Force
Elizabeth Nabel, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Griffin Rodgers, M.D., Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Human Microbiome Project
Griffin Rodgers, M.D., NIDDK
1:05 p.m. Microbiome
Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D., Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Director, Center for Genome Sciences, Washington University
2:15 p.m. RCDC Update
Timothy C. Hays, Ph.D., DPCPSI, OD
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. High-Risk, High-Reward Research Demonstration Project
Faye C. Austin, Ph.D., Special Assistant (Contractor), DPCPSI, OD
4:00 p.m. Transformative R01 Program (T-R01)
Betsy Wilder, Ph.D., DPCPSI, OD
Antonio Scarpa, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Scientific Review
4:45 p.m. Preparation for Tomorrow’s Activities
Lana Skirboll, Ph.D., DPCPSI, OD
5:00 p.m. Adjournment
Day 2: November 21, 2008
8:30 a.m. Review of NIH Roadmap Initiative Concepts: Process and Criteria
Elizabeth L. Wilder, Ph.D., DPCPSI, OD
8:50 a.m. Clinical IMPACT Awards Program
Phil Smith, Ph.D., National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
9:00 a.m. Discussion
9:30 a.m. Mechanism-Associated Phenotypes for Genetic Analyses (MAPGen)
Gail Weinmann, M.D. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
9:40 a.m. Discussion
10:10 a.m. Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS)
Alan Michelson, M.D., Ph.D., National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
10:20 a.m. Discussion
10:50 a.m. Overall Discussion and Recommendations
11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks
Lana Skirboll, Ph.D., DPCPSI, OD
12:00 noon Adjournment
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