Agenda (January 26, 2018)

Council of Councils Meeting

January 26, 2018

Meeting Minutes


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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, NIH

8:30 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

8:40 a.m

The 4D Nucleome Project: how the genome works in space and time
Olivier Blondell, Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases NIDDK

Job Dekker, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

9:30 a.m.

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

10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.

Pioneer Award Gender Discussion
Elizabeth Wilder, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Strategic Coordination, DPCPSI

11:30 a.m. Break and Lunch
12:15 p.m. Review of Grant Applications (75 min reserved)
1:30 p.m.

Tribal Health Research Office Update and Input
David R. Wilson, Ph.D.
Director, Tribal Health Research Office, DPCPSI

2:15 p.m.

Introduction of New Working Group to Council of Councils  
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI

2:30 p.m.

The ECHO Program at Year One & Report from the ECHO Working Group to Council
Matthew W. Gillman, M.D.
Director, Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program, NIH

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, M.P.H.
Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Health Network
Member of the ECHO Working Group of the Council of Councils

3:30 p.m.

Update & Input – Office of Research on Women’s Health Strategic Plan
Janine Clayton, M.D.
Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health, NIH and
Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health, DPCPSI

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI
4:05 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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