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221st Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session Agenda

Friday, May 29, 2009

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., Chairman
Director, NIMH
8:35 – 9:30 a.m. Director’s Report

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

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Concept Clearance

Presenter: Michael Huerta, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
The Human Connectome Project


9:45–10:15 a.m. Institute of Medicine Prevention Report Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities

Presenter: Carl C. Bell, M.D.
President and CEO
Community Mental Health Council and Foundation, Inc.
Director of the Institute of Juvenile Research
Director of Public and Community Psychiatry
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL

Christopher M. Gordon, PhD
Chief, Secondary HIV Prevention and Translational Research Branch
Associate Director for Prevention
Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS










10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:00 – 11:45 a.m. Strategic Plan Implementation Process
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, NIMH


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

Presenter: Molly Oliveri, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Developmental and Translational Science, NIMH


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

Presenter: Phil Wang, M.D., Dr. P.H.
Deputy Director, NIMH


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

Presenter: David Chambers, D. Phil.
Branch Chief, Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology
Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH




Council Discussion

Advocacy Group Discussion

Discussant: David Shern, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Mental Health America
Michael Fitzpatrick, MSW

Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
11:45 a.m – 12:30 p.m. Public Comment
12:30 p.m. Adjourn