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225th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session Agenda

Friday, May 14, 2010

Building 31C, 6th Floor
Conference Room 6
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Time Event
8:30-8:35 a.m. Call to Order
Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, NIMH
8:35-9:00 a.m. NIMH Director’s Report

Presenter:
Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, NIMH

Discussion
9:00-9:30 a.m Imaging Early Brain Development in High Risk and Normal Children

Presenter:
John H. Gilmore, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research & Scientific Affairs
Director of the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina, School of Medicine

Discussion
9:30-10:00 a.m. Evaluating NIMH Communication: Listen and Learn

Presenter:
Diane Buckley, M.A.
Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications, NIMH

Discussion
10:00-10:15 p.m. Break
10:15-11:00 a.m. NIMH Council Workgroup on Interventions Development: Update on Activities

Presenters:
David Lewis, M.D.
Co-Chair
Director, Translational Neuroscience Program
University of Pittsburgh

John March, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Chair
Director, Division of Neurosciences Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Discussion
11:00-11:15 a.m. Update from the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network

Presenter:
Kevin Quinn, Ph.D
Branch Chief, Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science, NIMH

Discussion
11:15-11:30 a.m. National Database for Autism Research-an Example of Science in the 21st Century

Presenter:
Michael F. Huerta, Ph.D.
Associate Director, NIMH
Director, National Database for Autism Research, NIH

Discussion
11:30-12:00 p.m. NIMH’s Role in Global Mental Health and Discussion of Concept Clearances from the Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health

Presenter:
Pamela Collins, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director for Special Populations
Director, Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health
Director, Office of Rural Mental Health Research

Discussion
12:00-12:20 p.m. Update on NIMH HIV/AIDS Research and Discussion of AIDS-Related Concept Clearances

Presenters:
Philip Wang, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Deputy Director, NIMH
Acting Director, Division of AIDS Research (DAR)

Andrew D. Forsyth, Ph.D.
Division of AIDS Research
Reinvigorating HIV Prevention for Men who have Sex with Men

Andrew D. Forsyth, Ph.D.
Division of AIDS Research
Behavioral Mechanisms in Biomedical Strategies to Prevent HIV Infections

Discussion
12:20-12:50 p.m. Concept Clearances

Presenters:
Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
Unbiased in vitro Analysis of Neurobiological Function

Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development
New, Rapidly-Acting Treatments for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Michelle Freund, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
Epigenomic Modifications in Neurodevelopment

Denise Juliano-Bult, M.S.W.
Division of Services and Interventions Research
Improving Evidence-Based Mental Health Screening, Referral and Treatment for Persons with Mental Disorders in the Justice System

David Panchision, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
A Repository to Support NIMH-Relevant Patient-Derived Stem Cell Research

Discussion
12:50-1:00 p.m. Public Comment
1:00 p.m. Adjourn