Council of Councils Meeting

September 8–9, 2022

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Minutes

September 8 videocast:
September 9 videocast:

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About Us


September 8, 2022
10:15 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
Office of the Director (OD), NIH
10:30 a.m.NIH Update
Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Performing the Duties of the Director, NIH
11:15 a.m.Announcements
Franziska Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Executive Secretary, Council of Councils
Director, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), DPCPSI
11:30 a.m.

ORIP Concept Clearance: Reissue of Resource-Related Research Projects for Development of Animal Models and Related Materials (RFA-OD-19-027)
Stephanie Murphy, V.M.D., Ph.D., DACLAM
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), ORIP, DPCPSI

11:50 a.m.Informational Concept Update: National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA and NIH:   Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Large Domestic Animal Species (R01)
Franziska Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director, ORIP, DPCPSI
12:20 p.m.

New ORIP Concept Clearance: Somatic Cell Genome Editing Testing Center
Oleg Mirochnitchenko, Ph.D.
Program Officer, DCM, ORIP, DPCPSI

1:00 p.m.Lunch Break
1:30 p.m.

New Common Fund (CF) Concept Clearance: Human Virome Program
Amanda Melillo, Ph.D.
Chief, Integrative Biology and Infectious Diseases Branch, and Director, Oral Opportunistic Pathogens and Viral Disease Program, Division of Extramural Research
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

2:10 p.m.

New CF Concept Clearance: Advancing Health Communication Science and Practice
William Klein, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Christine Hunter, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), DPCPSI

2:50 p.m.

New OBSSR Concept Clearance: Accelerating Behavioral and Social Science Through Ontology Development and Use
Christine Hunter, Ph.D.
Acting Director, OBSSR, DPCPSI

3:30 p.m.Adjourn for the day
September 9, 2022
10:30 a.m.Closed Session
11:30 a.m.Break
11:45 a.m.ARPA-H: An Update
Adam H. Russell, D.Phil.
Acting Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)
12:30 p.m.

CF Concept Clearance: Common Fund Data Ecosystem Phase 2
Chris Kinsinger, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Catalytic Resources, Office of Strategic Coordination, DPCPSI

1:10 p.m.

CF Concept Clearance: Reissue of Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity (MoTrPAC) RFAs
Richard Hodes, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Aging

1:30 p.m.Lunch Break
1:45 p.m.

New All of Us Concept Clearance: R03/R21 to Stimulate Novel Analyses Using All of Us Research Program Data
Sheri Schully, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, All of Us Research Program

2:25 p.m.

New ONR Concept Clearance: Food as Medicine Networks or Centers of Excellence
Christopher Lynch, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Office of Nutrition Research (ONR), DPCPSI

3:05 p.m.Vote on Council of Councils’ Operating Procedures
Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D.
Acting Director, DPCPSI
3:15 p.m.Adjournment

Future Council of Councils Meetings

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


  • 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)


  • January 29-30, 2026 (Thursday, Friday)
  • May 14-15, 2026 (Thursday, Friday)
  • September 10-11, 2026 (Thursday, Friday)
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