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241st Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session Agenda

Friday, May 29, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

11:00 a.m.

Call to Order

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

11:05–12:00 p.m.

NIMH Director’s Report


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


12:00–1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) Awardee Panel


Kathleen Anderson, Ph.D.
Division of Translational Research


Flavio Frohlich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Psychiatry, Cell Biology and Physiology
Biomedical Engineering and Neurology School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Columbia University

Pearl Chiu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
and School of Medicine
Virginia Tech Department of Psychology
Salem VA Medical Center


2:30–2:45 p.m.


2:45–4:45 p.m.

Concept Clearances


Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D.
NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoc) Unit
First Generation RDoC Measurement Elements

Catherine Roca, M.D.
Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health
Reducing the Burden of Suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

Janine Simmons, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
The Neural Mechanisms of Integrated Social and Emotional Representation

George Niederehe, Ph.D.
Division of Translational Research
Adult Maturational Changes and Dysfunctions in Emotion Regulation

Joel Sherrill, Ph.D.
Division of Services and Intervention Research
Pragmatic Strategies for Assessing Psychotherapy Quality in Practice

Amy Goldstein, Ph.D.
Division of Services and Intervention Research
Improving Outcomes Associated with Mental Health First Aid

Denise Juliano-Bult, M.S.W.
Division of Services and Interventions Research
Preventing Suicide in the Juvenile Justice System

Pim Brouwers, Ph.D.
Division of AIDS Research
Understanding and Addressing the Multi-Level Influences on the Use of HIV Prevention Strategies Among Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pim Brouwers, Ph.D.
Division of AIDS Research
Improving the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Cascade


4:45–5:00 p.m.

Public Comment

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn Open Session