Agenda (September 1, 2017)

Council of Councils Meeting

September 1, 2017


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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 (OD), 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

Stephanie Murphy, V.M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, ORIP, DPCPSI

Mechanisms of Vitamin E Deficient Neurodegeneration in Small and Large Animal Models
Carrie Finno, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis

9:40 a.m.

Studying NIH Grant Peer Review
Molly Carnes, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial and Systems Engineering
Director, Center for Women’s Health Research
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Elizabeth L. Pier, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Women’s Health Research
University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

NIH Update
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIH

11:00 a.m. Discussion
11:15 a.m.

Common Fund (CF) Concept Update and Vote
Elizabeth Wilder, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), DPCPSI

CF Concept Clearances

11:45 a.m.

CF Program Background & Update - Gabriella Miller Kids First Program

Background & History of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Act
Ellyn Miller
​Founder & President, Smashing Walnuts Foundation

Program Update
Lorette Javois, Ph.D., Program Director
Developmental Biology & Structural Variation Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

12:30 p.m. Review of Grant Applications – Working Lunch (60 min reserved)
1:30 p.m.

Council Operating Procedures
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI, NIH

1:50 p.m.

Update – All of UsSM Research Program
Eric Dishman, Director, All of Us Research Program

2:30 p.m.

Implementation of NIH Clinical Trials and Transparency Reforms
Michael S. Lauer, M.D.
Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH

3:05 p.m.

Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)

Update from the SGMRO
Karen L. Parker, Ph.D., M.S.W., Director, SGMRO, DPCPSI

Report from the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Working Group
Scout, Ph.D., Council of Councils Working Group Members

3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI, NIH
4:00 p.m. Adjournment


Future Council of Councils Meetings

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


  • May 11–12, 2023 (Thursday, Friday)
  • September 7–8, 2023 (Thursday, Friday)


  • January 25–26, 2024 (Thursday, Friday)
  • May 30–31, 2024 (Thursday, Friday)
  • September 12–13, 2024 (Thursday, Friday)

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