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Minutes of the 224th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council

February 12, 2010

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health

The National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) convened a closed session meeting to review grant applications via teleconference. The meeting began at 10:00 a.m. on February 12, 2010, and adjourned at approximately 1:00 p.m. (see Appendix A: Review of Applications). Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) chaired the meeting. The open policy session was cancelled due to a weather emergency in the Washington, DC Metro area.

Council Members Present at the Grant Review Session
(See Appendix B: Council Roster)

Chairperson: Thomas R. Insel, M.D.

Executive Secretary: Jane A. Steinberg, Ph.D.

Council Members:
David Amaral, Ph.D.
Carl C. Bell, M.D.
Robert Desimone, Ph.D.
Ralph J. DiClemente, Ph.D.
Howard B. Eichenbaum, Ph.D.
Daniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
Portia E. lversen
Kay Jamison, Ph.D.
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.
David Lewis, M.D.
Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D.
David A. Lewis, M.D.
John S. March, M.D., M.P.H.
Steven M. Paul, M.D.
Enola Proctor, Ph.D.
Rhonda Robinson Beal, M.D.


Dr. Insel adjourned the 224th meeting of the NAMHC at 1:00 p.m. on February 12, 2010.

I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the foregoing minutes are accurate and complete.

Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Chairperson


Appendix A

Summary of Primary MH Applications Reviewed
February 2010

CategoryIRG Recommendation
 Scored #Scored Direct Cost $Not Scored (NRFC)#Not Scored (NRFC) Direct Cost $Other #Other Direct Cost $Total #Total Direct Cost $
Research Training44$71,520,643.005$8,191,482.000$0.0049$79,712,125.00


Appendix B: Council Roster

(Terms end 9/30 of designated year)

ChairpersonExecutive Secretary
Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD
Jane A. Steinberg, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD

David G. Amaral, Ph.D. (12)
Department of Psychiatry
The M.I.N.D. Institute
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, CA

Carl C. Bell, M.D. (11)
President and CEO
Community Mental Health Council and Foundation, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Elizabeth Childs, M.D., M.P.A. (10)
Private Practice
Brookline, MA

Robert Desimone, Ph.D. (11)
Director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Ralph J. DiClemente, Ph.D. (12)
Candler Professor
Department of Behavioral Sciences and
Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Howard B. Eichenbaum, Ph.D. (12)
Professor and Director
Center for Memory and Brain
Department of Psychology
Boston University
Boston, MA

Daniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. (11)
Gordon & Virginia MacDonald
Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics
Professor of Neurology & Psychiatry
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Portia E. Iversen (12)
Cure Autism Now Foundation and
Autism Genetic Resource Exchange
Los Angeles, CA

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. (13)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. (10)
Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and
Stein Institute for Research on Aging
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

David A. Lewis, M.D. (11)
Director, Translational Neuroscience Program
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D. (13)
Director, Hispanic Treatment Program
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University
New York, NY

John S. March, M.D., M.P.H. (10)
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Division of Neurosciences Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Thomas H. McGlashan, M.D. (12)
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Steven M. Paul, M.D. (12)
Executive Vice President
Science and Technology
President, Lilly Research Laboratories
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, IN

Enola K. Proctor, Ph.D. (10)
Frank J. Bruno Professor of Social Work Research
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Rhonda Robinson Beale, M.D. (13)
Chief Medical Officer
Optum-Health Behavioral Solutions
Glendale, CA

Ex Officio Members

Office of the Secretary, DHHS
Kathleen Sebelius
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

National Institutes of Health
Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Veterans Affairs
Ira Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Mental Health Services
Washington DC

Department of Defense
John A. Ralph, Ph.D.
Commander, U.S. Navy
National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

Liaison Representative

A. Kathryn Power, M.Ed.
Director, Center for Mental Health Services
Rockville, MD