Council of Councils Meeting

January 24, 2020

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NIH Campus, Building 35A (Porter)/Room 620/630
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

8:45 a.m. 

Common Fund (CF) FOA Reissue:  High Risk, High Reward Program – Four Initiatives (Pioneer Award, New Innovator Award, Transformative Research Award, and Early Independence Award)
Ravi Basavappa, Ph.D.
Program Official, Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), DPCPSI

9:30 a.m.

ORIP/Office of AIDS Research FOA Reissue/Revision:  HIV Scholars K01 and New R21 Companion FOA for the HIV Scholars K01 Awardees
Stephanie Murphy, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, ORIP, DPCPSI

10:15 a.m.


10:25 a.m.

Sequence Read Archive (SRA) Data Working Group – Interim Report of Draft Recommendations
Kevin B. Johnson, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Chair, SRA Data Working Group

11:15 a.m.

New CF Program Concept:  Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation
Hannah Valantine, M.D.
NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

11:55 a.m.

Lunch Break (Group photo, collect lunches)

12:25 p.m.

Review of Grant Applications (ORIP) – Working Lunch

1:15 p.m.

Badge pick up

1:45 p.m.

The Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA) Strategic Plan:  Fiscal Years 2021-2025
George Santangelo, Ph.D.
Director, OPA, DPCPSI

2:25 p.m.

Assessment of Prevention Research Measuring Leading Risk Factors and Causes of Mortality and Disability Supported by the US National Institutes of Health
David M. Murray, Ph.D.
NIH Associate Director for Prevention, and
Director, Office of Disease Prevention

3:00 p.m.

NIH Update
Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director, NIH

3:40 p.m.

Process for Updating the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan (FY2021-2025)
Marina Volkov, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Evaluation, Performance, & Reporting, DPCPSI

4:00 p.m.

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI

Future Council of Councils Meetings

Related Information

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


  • May 30–31, 2024 (Thursday, Friday)
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  • May 29–30, 2025 (Thursday, Friday)
  • September 11–12, 2025 (Thursday, Friday)


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