Council of Councils Meeting

January 19–20, 2023

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Minutes

January 19 videocast:
January 20 videocast:

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About Us


January 19, 2023
10:15 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
Office of the Director (OD), NIH
10:30 a.m.Announcements
Franziska Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Executive Secretary, Council of Councils
Director, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), DPCPSI
10:45 a.m.

Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC) Program Update: 4D Nucleome (4DN)
Ananda L. Roy, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Transformational Science and Discovery, OSC, DPCPSI

4DN Consortium Progress:
Jian Ma, Ph.D., Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology, School of Computer
Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Geeta J. Narlikar, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Lewis and Ruth Cozen Chair I,
University of California, San Francisco

Ana Pombo, D.Phil., Professor, Institute of Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin; and
Group Leader, Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine

11:30 a.m.NIH Update 
Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Performing the Duties of the Director, NIH
12:15 p.m.

ORIP Concept Clearance: HIV/AIDS Scholars Programs (K01, R21, R13) Reissue (Vote)
Stephanie Murphy, V.M.D., Ph.D., DACLAM
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, ORIP, DPCPSI

12:45 p.m.Lunch Break
1:15 p.m.

Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) Concept Clearance: Building Sustainable Foundations for Open Software and Tools in Biomedical and Behavioral Science (Vote)
Susan Gregurick, Ph.D., Associate Director for Data Science, NIH, and Director, ODSS, DPCPSI

Ishwar Chandramouliswaran, M.S., M.B.A., Lead, FAIR Data & Resources, ODSS, DPCPSI

Heidi J. Sofia, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Genomic Medicine, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Lori A.J. Scott-Sheldon, Ph.D., Chief, Data Science and Emerging Methodologies in HIV Program, Division of AIDS Research, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

1:55 p.m.

Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) Revised Concept Clearance: Food is Medicine Networks or Centers of Excellence (Vote)
Christopher J. Lynch, Ph.D.
Acting Director, ONR, DPCPSI

2:35 p.m.

ECHO Concept Clearance: Secondary Analysis of Existing Data from the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Research Program (Vote)
Clay Mash, Ph.D.
Program Officer, ECHO Cohorts, ECHO Program

3:15 p.m.Adjourn for the day
January 20, 2023
10:30 a.m.Closed Session
11:30 a.m.Break
11:45 a.m.

ODSS STRIDES Update and User Experiences (Cost/Benefit/Sustainability)
Susan Gregurick, Ph.D., Associate Director for Data Science, NIH, and Director, ODSS, DPCPSI

Presentation – STRIDES Impact on NHLBI Biodata Catalyst
Ashok Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Renaissance Computing Institute

Council of Councils Member Users
Kristin Ardlie, Ph.D., Director, Genotype Tissue Expression, Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology

Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A., Associate Dean, Research Information Technology, and Professor of
Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School

Discussion Moderator
Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S., FAAP, FACMI, FIAHSI, FAMIA, David L. Cohen University Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Vice President, Applied Informatics, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Council of Councils Member

12:45 p.m.Lunch Break
1:15 p.m.

NIH Strategic Plan to Advance Research on the Health and Well-being of Sexual and Gender 
Minorities (SGM) FYs 2021 – 2025: A Midcourse Review with Recommendations (Vote)
SGM Research Working Group (SGMRWG) of the Council of Councils 
Karen L. Parker, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Director, Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office, DPCPSI

Edith P. Mitchell, M.D., FACP, FCPP
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, and Associate Director, Diversity Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University
SGMRWG Member, and Council of Councils Member

1:45 p.m.Adjournment

Future Council of Councils Meetings

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


  • September 12–13, 2024 (Thursday, Friday)


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


  • January 29-30, 2026 (Thursday, Friday)
  • May 14-15, 2026 (Thursday, Friday)
  • September 10-11, 2026 (Thursday, Friday)
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