Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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

  • Discuss TAC priority list and Identify what TAC wants to accomplish?

Lisa Sundberg
TAC Chair

Bobby Saunkeah
TAC Co-Chair

2:35 p.m.

Indian Health Service Office of Public Health Support (OPHS) at IHS Headquarters
Discuss distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine  

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

Rear Adm. Francis Frazier, M.S.N, F.N.P, M.P.H.
Director, OPHS

3:05 p.m.

TAC Priority List – Feedback and next steps

Lisa Sundberg
TAC Chair

Bobby Saunkeah
TAC Co-Chair

3:15 p.m.

TAC Updates and discussion on Tribal participation in NIH COVID-related efforts

  1. Update on TAC Nomination
  2. Identify dates for the next Virtual TAC Meeting, May 2021
  3. COVID-19 Variants  


Dave Wilson, Ph.D.
Director, THRO

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

3:25 p.m.

TAC Chair Updates

  • Approval and additional comments on the TAC Summary Reports from the December 2020 and January 2021 meetings
  • Review Action Items from January 2021 TAC Meeting

Next Steps and Action Items

  • Summary of Action Items for the next meeting – who will do what and by when?
  • Solicit agenda items for consideration on next month’s call
  • Confirm items on today’s agenda that need to continue on next month’s agenda

Lisa Sundberg
TAC Chair

Bobby Saunkeah
TAC Co-Chair

Dave Wilson, Ph.D.
Director, THRO

3:30 p.m.




Parking Lot 

  • Data Management and Sharing Policy:
    The Office of Science Policy has released a draft policy. THRO will develop guidance for researchers who want to collaborate with Tribes. TAC members can use the current work group or form a new group to give suggestions to THRO staff.