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232nd Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session Agenda

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Conference Room C/D/E
Neuroscience Center
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Time Event
8:30–8:35 a.m.

Call to Order

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

8:35–9:20 a.m.

NIMH Director’s Report

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


9:20–9:50 a.m.

Retiring Council Members

David G. Amaral, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
The M.I.N.D. Institute
University of California, Davis
Ralph J. DiClemente, Ph.D.
Charles Howard Candler Professor
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Howard B. Eichenbaum, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Memory and Brain
Department of Psychology
Boston University
Portia E. Iversen
Cure Autism Now Foundation and
Autism Genetic Resource Exchange
Thomas H. McGlashan, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
Steven M. Paul, M.D.
Director, Appel Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College


9:50–10:30 a.m.

Recent Discoveries from the Neurodevelopmental Genomics Project

Raquel E. Gur, M.D., Ph.D.
The Karl and Linda Rickels Professor
Vice Chair for Research Development
Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology & Radiology
Director, Neuropsychiatry Section
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center


10:30–10:45 a.m.


10:45–11:30 a.m.

Division of Services and Intervention Research: Portfolio and Priorities

Robert Heinssen, Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Division of Services and Intervention Research


Rhonda Robinson Beale, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
Greg Simon, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Scientific Investigator, Group Health Cooperative
11:30–11:50 a.m.

Meeting Update: Research to Improve Health and Longevity of People with Severe Mental Illness

Roberto Lewis-Fernández, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University
Director of NYS Center of Excellence for Cultural
Competence and Hispanic Treatment Program
Susan Azrin, Ph.D.
Improving Health and Reducing Premature Mortality in People with Severe Mental Illness


11:50 a.m.–12:35 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:35–1:20 p.m.

Priorities for Developing New Interventions

Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Adult Translational Research


1:20–1:45 p.m.

Concept Clearances

Farris Tuma, Sc.D.
Building an Evidence-Based Response to Disaster and Mass Trauma Events
Julia Zehr, Ph.D.
Ascertaining Critical Transitions in Eating Disorders
Ann Wagner, Ph.D.
Cognitive Training Resource Exchange (CogTREx)
Amy Goldstein, Ph.D.
Emergency Department Suicide Prevention in Youth
Shelli Avenevoli, Ph.D.
Leveraging ARRA Resources to Accelerate Research on Neurodevelopment
Nancy Desmond, Ph.D.
Gut Microbiome-Brain Interactions in Mental Health: Implications for Mental Disorders
Patrick Bender, Ph.D.
PsychEncode: Exploring the Function of Non-coding Elements in the Brain
Pamela Collins, M.D., M.P.H.
Implementing Evidence-based Interventions to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care
LeShawndra Price, Ph.D.
Building the Next Generation of Global Mental Health Researchers


1:45–2:00 p.m.

Public Comment

2:00 p.m.