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245th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session Agenda

Thursday, May 26, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

Time Event
9:00 a.m.

Call to Order

Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D.
Acting Director, NIMH

9:00-10:00 a.m.

NIMH Director’s Report


Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D.
Acting Director, NIMH


10:00-10:40 a.m.

DHHS Initiatives Addressing Serious Mental Illness


Kana Enomoto
Principal Deputy Administrator
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)


10:40-11:00 a.m.


11:00-11:40 a.m.

Translating Neuroscience into Medical Education: The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative - Update and Initial Outcomes


David A. Ross, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Chair NNCI, Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director,
Yale Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Melissa Arbuckle, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Chair NNCI, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Co-Director of Resident Education,
Department of Psychiatry at Columbia and the New York State Psychiatric Institute

Michael Travis, M.D.
Co-Chair NNCI, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Residency Training,
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh

Jane Eisen, M.D.
Chair, Advisory Board NNCI, Professor of Psychiatry and Chair,
Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s/Mt. Sinai West, New York


11:40 a.m.-
12:20 p.m.

NIMH Repository and Genomics Resource


Linda Brzustowicz, M.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Genetics
Rutgers University


12:20-12:45 p.m.

Concept Clearances


Kathleen Anderson, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Division of Translational Research
NIMH Bio behavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists       

Geetha Senthil, Ph.D.
Office of Genomics Research Coordination
Center for Genomic Studies on Mental Disorders                

Robert Heinssen, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Services and Interventions Research
Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness       

Denise Pintello, Ph.D.
Division of Services and Interventions Research
Personalized Mental Health Navigator to Promote Early Engagement, Linkage, Use and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents                                                         

Charlene Le Fauve, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health
Research to support the Investigation and Elimination of Health Disparities

Dianne Rausch, Ph.D.
Director, Division of AIDS Research
National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium


12:45 p.m.

Public Comment

1:00 p.m.

Adjourn Open Session