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227th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session Agenda

Friday, January 14, 2011

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

8:35–9:10 a.m.

NIMH Director’s Report

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

Discussion

9:10–9:30 a.m.

Biennial Report of the Inclusion of Women and Minorities in NIMH Research

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

9:30–10:15 a.m.

Optogenetics: Development and Application

Presenter:
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry
Stanford University

Discussion

10:15–10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Insights from a Lifetime in the Neurosciences

Presenter:
Mortimer Mishkin, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Laboratory of Neuropsychology
National Institute of Mental Health

Discussion

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Concept Clearances

Objective 1: Promote Discovery in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences to Fuel Research on the Causes of Mental Disorders

Presenter:
Linda Brady, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
Concepts:
Dimensional Approaches to Research Classifications
Integrating Multi-Dimensional Data to Explore Mechanisms underlying Psychiatric Phenotypes

Objective 2: Chart Mental Illness Trajectories to Determine When, Where, and How to Intervene

Presenter:
Shelli Avenevoli, Ph.D.
Branch Chief, Division of Developmental Translational Research
Concept:
Neurodevelopmental Trajectories in Children at Familial Risk for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

Objective 3: Develop New and Better Interventions that Incorporate the Diverse Needs and Circumstances of People with Mental Illnesses

Presenter:
Ann Wagner, Ph.D.
Branch Chief, Division of Developmental Translational Research
Concept:
Translational Research for the Development of Novel Interventions for Mental Disorders

Objective 4: Strengthen the Public Health Impact of NIMH-Supported Research

Presenter:
Varda Shoham, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Director, Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development
Concept:
Optimizing Fidelity of Empirically Supported Behavioral Treatments
Division of AIDS Research
Presenter:
Dianne Rausch, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS
Concepts:
Promoting Engagement in Care and Timely Antiretroviral Initiation Following HIV Diagnosis
Pathophysiology of HIV-associated Neurodegeneration in Aging Populations on Long-Term Anti-retroviral Therapy
Office for Research on Disparities and 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
Concepts:
Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health
Creating Diversity and Leadership in the Next Generation
Determinants and Mechanisms of Prevalence Patterns of Common Mental Disorders by Race/Ethnicity

Discussion

12:00–12:15 p.m.

Advancing Mental Health Services and Interventions Research through Information Technologies

Presenters:
David Chambers, D.Phil.
Branch Chief, Division of Services and Interventions Research
Adam Haim, Ph.D.
Program Chief, Division of Services and Interventions Research

Discussion

12:15–12:30 p.m.

Public Comment

12:30 p.m.

Adjourn