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247th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session Agenda

Tuesday, September 20, 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

9:00-9:45 a.m.

NIMH Director’s Report

Presenter:

Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D.
Acting Director, NIMH

Presenter:

Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, NIMH

Discussion

9:45-9:55 a.m.

Break

9:55-10:35 a.m.

Update on Council Workgroup on Tasks and Measures for RDoC

Presenter:

Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
and Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University

Discussant:

David Brent, Ph.D.
Academic Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Discussion

10:35-11:10 a.m.

Update on Council Workgroup on Opportunities and Challenges of Developing Information Technologies on Behavioral and Social Science Clinical Research

Presenters:

Patricia Areán, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral  Sciences, Director of Targeted Treatment Development
University of Washington

Discussant:

Alan Leshner, Ph.D.         
CEO Emeritus
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Discussion

11:10-11:20 a.m.

Break

11:20-11:45 a.m.

Future Directions in Genomics Research

Presenter:

Thomas Lehner, M.D.
Director, Office for Genomics Research Coordination;
Senior Genomics Advisor, Office of the Scientific Director,
NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs

Discussion

11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Update on BD2K Multi-Council Workgroup

Presenters:

Gene Robinson, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Genomic Biology
Swanlund Chair, Center for Advanced Study
Professor in Entomology and Neuroscience
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Discussion

12:05-12:45 p.m.

Comments from Retiring Members

Presenter:

Patricia Arean, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Director of Targeted Treatment Development
University of Washington

Presenter:

Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences,
Gregory B Couch Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University

Presenter:

BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Director, Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab
Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology
Yale University

Presenter:

Hakon Heimer, M.S.
Founding Editor, Schizophrenia Research Forum
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Presenter:

Gene Robinson, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Genomic Biology
Swanlund Chair, Center for Advanced Study
Professor in Entomology and Neuroscience
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Presenter:

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
Bat-Yaacov Professor of Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Global Center for Children and Families
Director, Center for HIV Identification Prevention and Treatment Services, Semel Institute and the Department of Psychiatry,
University of California, Los Angeles

Presenter:

J. David Sweatt, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Allan D. Bass Chair in Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Discussion

12:45 p.m.

Public Comment

1:00 p.m.

Adjourn Open Session