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Open Agenda January 2007

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007

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

FUTURE COUNCIL MEETINGS
(Day 1–Closed Grant Review Open Policy Session Begins; Day 2–Open Policy Session Continues)
2007 2008
May 10–11 January 10–11
September 20–21 May 22–23
September 18–19
Time Event
8:30–8:35 AM CALL TO ORDER – Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
8:35–9:00 AM DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Presenter:
Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, NIMH
DISCUSSION
9:00–9:15 AM NIMH COUNCIL WORKGROUP ON A NEW GENERATION OF NIMH NETWORK TRIALS: AN UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES
Presenters:
Philip Wang, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Director, Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH

William T. Carpenter, Jr., M.D.
Director, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology Department of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine
DISCUSSION
9:15–9:50 AM NEW CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES, AND CHANGES IN PEER REVIEW AT THE CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEW
Presenter:
Antonio Scarpa, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
DISCUSSION
9:50–10:00 AM BREAK
10:00–10:15 AM THE INCLUSION OF WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN NIMH RESEARCH
Presenter:
Catherine Roca, M.D.
Chief, Women’s Mental Health Program, Office for Special Populations, NIMH
DISCUSSION
10:15–10:30 AM UPDATE ON DIVERSITY EFFORTS AT NIMH
Presenter:
Richard K. Nakamura, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, NIMH
DISCUSSION
10:30 AM–NOON NIMH NEW INVESTIGATORS
  • H. Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University Research Psychiatrist, New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Kuan Hong Wang, Ph.D. Investigator, Unit Chief
    Unit on Neural Circuits and Adaptive Behaviors Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program Intramural Research Program, NIMH
  • Sean Joe, MSW, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine Director, Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network
    University of Michigan
  • Chang-Gyu Hahn, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Director, Department of Psychiatry Cellular and Molecular Neuropathology Program University of Pennsylvania
  • Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
DISCUSSION ON SUPPORTING NEW INVESTIGATORS
12:00 PM–12:10 PM CONCEPT CLEARANCE
Presenter:
Kathy Kopnisky, Ph.D.
Chief, HIV Therapeutics & Psychiatric Pathogenesis Program Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS, DAHBR
DISCUSSION
12:10–12:30 PM PUBLIC COMMENTS
12:30 PM ADJOURN