Council of Councils Meeting

January 25-26, 2024

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Minutes

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January 26 videocast:

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January 25, 2024
10:00 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks  
Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D.  
Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI),  
Office of the Director, 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.Mid-Course Update of the ORIP Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025
Franziska Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D. 
Director, ORIP, DPCPSI
11:30 a.m.

Reissue ORIP Concept Clearance: Shared Instrumentation Program
Xiang-Ning Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Division of Construction and Instruments, ORIP, DPCPSI

12:00 p.m.

OSC Concept Clearance: Venture Space initiative(s)
Douglas Sheeley, Sc.D. 
Acting Director, Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), DPCPSI

12:30 p.m.LUNCH BREAK
1:00 p.m.

OSC Concept Clearance: Complement Animal Research in Experimentation (Complement-ARIE)
Joni Rutter, Ph.D.  
Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), NIH

Rick Woychik, Ph.D. 
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

1:45 p.m.ODP Strategic Plan Overview
David M. Murray, Ph.D. 
Associate Director for Prevention, NIH 
Director, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), DPCPSI
2:30 p.m.BREAK
2:45 p.m.Proposed DPCPSI Reorganization
Robin I. Kawazoe 
Deputy Director, DPCPSI, NIH
3:15 pmCouncil Engagement and Activities Discussion
Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI, NIH
3:45 pmBREAK
4:00 p.m.Closed Session – ORIP applications
January 26, 2024
10:15 a.m.Update on the Development of the OBSSR Strategic Plan 2024 - 2028   
Jane M. Simoni, Ph.D.  
Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH  
Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), DPCPSI
11:00 a.m.NIH Update
Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D. 
Director, NIH
11:45 a.m.

OSC Concept Clearance:  Gabriella Miller Kids First 2.0  
James N. Coulombe, Ph.D. 
Chief, Developmental Biology and Congenital Anomalies Branch,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

12:30 p.m.

Reissue Concept Clearance: NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program
Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Intramural Research, NIH

Janice S. Lee, D.D.S., M.D., FACS 
Deputy Director for Intramural Clinical Research, NIH 
Clinical Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Charles R. Dearolf, Ph.D. 
Director, Program Development and Support, Office of Intramural Research, NIH

1:15 p.m.LUNCH BREAK
1:45 p.m.

Proposed Council of Councils Working Group to Evaluate the NIH Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative and Vote
Susan Gregurick, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Data Science, NIH 
Director, Office of Data Science Strategy, DPCPSI

2:00 p.m.OSC Final Report: Illuminating the Druggable Genome
Karlie Sharma, Ph.D. 
Program Director, Office of Drug Development Partnership Programs, NCATS, NIH
2:30 p.m.BREAK
2:45 p.m.

OSC Final Report: Glycoscience
Douglas Sheeley, Sc.D.
Acting Director, OSC, DPCPSI

Brionna Hair, Ph.D., M.P.H. 
Health Science Policy Analyst, OSC, DPCPSI

3:15 p.m.ADJOURN

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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