Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Schedule Presentation Presenter
2:00 p.m. Roll Call and Welcome

Kendra King Bowes
Project Manager
Miami Environmental & Energy Solutions (MEES)

2:05 p.m.

TAC Caucus

Herminia Frias, M.P.H.
TAC Chair

Lisa Sundberg
TAC Co-Chair

2:35 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Using Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SSTR) for Economic Development and Alleviation Health Disparities in Tribal Populations

  • 10-minute presentation

Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc.(NACI) SBIR History and Potential Benefits for Indigenous organizations

  • 10-minute presentation
  • 10-minute Q&A

Nathan Stinson Jr., Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H.
Director of the Division of Scientific Programs at NIMHD

LCDR Michael Banyas, USPHS, M.P.A.
Health Specialist and SBIR/STTIR Program Lead in Community Health and Population Sciences

Linda Burhansstipanov, M.S.P.H., and Dr.PH.
Guest Speaker, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

3:05 p.m.

Updates from TAC Chair

  • TAC Priorities
  • NIDDK visit to Arizona
  • NIDA Council: Presentation on Impacts of Opioids on the Pascua Yaqui Community
  • HEAL Consultation

Herminia Frias, M.P.H.
TAC Chair

Lisa Sundberg
TAC Co-Chair
3:15 p.m. Updates from THRO
  • Trip to Alaska – Mid May 2022
  • HHS Regional Consultations on NIH Strategic Plan

David Wilson, Ph.D.
THRO Director 

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
NIH Deputy Director for Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Director

3:25 p.m.

Next Steps and Action Items - TAC Chair

  • Review action items from
  • Review March 2022 TAC Summary Report and approve the report.
  • Assign action items for the next meeting – who will do what and by when?
  • Solicit agenda items for the May 2022 TAC Meeting.

Herminia Frias, M.P.H.
TAC Chair

Lisa Sundberg
TAC Co-Chair

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn Meeting