Council of Councils Meeting

September 17, 2021

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Minutes

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September 17, 2021
10:00 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

10:15 a.m.

Announcements and Updates
Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Advisor, DPCPSI
and Executive Secretary, Council of Councils

10:30 a.m.

Update: All of Us Research Program
Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S.
Chief Executive Officer, All of Us Research Program

11:15 a.m.

Review, Discussion, and Vote – Updated Council of Councils Operating Procedures
James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, DPCPSI

11:30 a.m.

Common Fund (CF) Concept Clearance: Somatic Cell Genome Editing Program – Phase 2 (Vote)
Philip J. Brooks, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Office of Rare Diseases, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

12:10 p.m.

Review of Grant Applications (Office of Research Infrastructure Programs [ORIP] and CF)

1:10 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Updates from NIH
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIH

2:15 p.m.

CF Concept Clearance: Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (Vote)
Laura Povlich, Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of International Training and Research, Fogarty International Center

2:40 p.m.

NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Vote)
Charles R. Dearolf, Ph.D.
Director, Program Development and Support
Office of Intramural Research, NIH

3:20 p.m.

Sequence Read Archive (SRA) Data Working Group Final Report (Vote)
Working Group Co-Chairs:
Kristen Ardlie, Ph.D.
Director, Genotype Tissue Expression (GTEX LDACC)
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University

Susan Gregurick, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Data Science, and
Director, Office of Data Science Strategy, DPCPSI

3:50 p.m.

Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) Concept Clearance: Advanced Training in Artificial Intelligence for Precision Nutrition Science Research (AIPrN) – Institutional Research Training Program (Vote)
Christopher J. Lynch, Ph.D.
Acting Director, ONR, DPCPSI

4:30 p.m.

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) Concept Clearance: Time-Sensitive Opportunities for Health Research (Vote)
Sarika Parasuraman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Health Science Policy Analyst, OBSSR, DPCPSI

5:10 p.m.

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

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