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NAMHC Minutes of the 250th Meeting

August 2, 2017

Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health

Introduction

The National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) convened its 250th meeting in closed session to review grant applications via teleconference.  The meeting began at approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 2, 2017, and adjourned at approximately 3:30 p.m.  Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) presided.

(See Appendix A: Council Roster)

Chairperson

  • Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Secretary

  • Jean G. Noronha, Ph.D.

Council Members Present:

David A. Brent, M.D. 
Benjamin G. Druss, M.D., M.P.H. 
Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D.
John H. Krystal, M.D.
Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.
Maria A. Oquendo, M.D.
Rhonda Robinson Beale, M.D.
Christopher A. Walsh, M.D.

Council Members Not Present:

Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
Hyong Un, M.D.

Ex Officio Member Not Present:

Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Ad Hoc Members Present:

Tami D. Benton, M.D. (Pending)
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D. (Pending)
Ian H. Gotlib, Ph.D. (Pending)
Alan E. Greenberg, M.D., M.P.H. (Pending)
David C. Henderson, M.D. (Pending)
Lisa H. Jaycox, Ph.D. (Pending)
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D. (Pending)
Elyn R. Saks, J.D., Ph.D. (Pending)

Adjournment

Dr. Gordon thanked all who participated in the meeting. He adjourned the meeting at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Appendix A

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health
National Advisory Mental Health Council

(Terms end 9/30 of designated year)

Chairperson

  • Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Bethesda, MD

Executive Secretary

  • Jean Noronha, Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Extramural Activities
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Bethesda, MD

Members

  • Tami D. Benton, M.D. Ad Hoc (Pending)
    Psychiatrist-in-Chief
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    And Behavioral Sciences
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA

  • Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D. Ad Hoc (Pending)
    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
    Florida Atlantic University
    Jupiter, FL

  • David A. Brent, M.D. (17)
    Academic Chief
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies
    Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Epidemiology
    Director, Services for Teens at Risk
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Benjamin G. Druss, M.D., M.P.H. (18)
    Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health and Professor
    Department of Health Policy and Management
    Rollins School of Public Health
    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  • Ian H. Gotlib, Ph.D. Ad Hoc (Pending)
    David Starr Jordan Professor and Chair
    Department of Psychology
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA
  • Alan E. Greenberg, M.D., M.P.H. Ad Hoc (Pending)
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    School of Public Health
    George Washington University
    Washington, DC
  • David C. Henderson, M.D. Ad Hoc (Pending)
    Chair
    Department of Psychiatry
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA

  • Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D. (18)
    Consultant and Advisor
    Hogan Health Solutions LLC
    Delmar, NY
  • Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D. (17)
    Professor and Director
    Department of Neuroscience
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Co-Director, Brain Science Institute
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
  • Lisa H. Jaycox, Ph.D. Ad Hoc (Pending)
    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Health Program
    Rand Corporation
    Arlington, VA
  • John H. Krystal, M.D. (19)
    Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research
    Chair, Professor of Neurobiology
    Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Department of Psychiatry
    Yale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT
  • Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. (17)
    Professor and Director
    Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics
    Department of Psychology
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D. Ad Hoc (Pending)
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Psychology
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Maria A. Oquendo, M.D. (17)
    Vice Chair for Education
    Professor of Psychiatry
    Department of Psychiatry
    Columbia University
    New York State Psychiatric Institute
    New York, NY
  • Rhonda Robinson Beale, M.D. (19)
    Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
    Blue Cross of Idaho
    Meridian, ID
  • Elyn R. Saks, J.D., Ph.D. Ad Hoc (Pending)
    Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law
    Gould School of Law
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Hyong Un, M.D. (17)
    Head of EAP & Chief Psychiatric Officer
    AETNA
    Blue Bell, PA
  • Christopher A. Walsh, M.D. (19)
    Chief, Division of Genetics and Genomics
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA

Ex Officio Members

Office of the Secretary, DHHS

  • Thomas E. Price, M.D.
    Secretary
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC

National Institutes of Health

  • Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Amy M. Kilbourne, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Director
    Quality Enhancement Research Initiative
    Health Services Research & Development
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, MI

Department of Defense

  • Vacant

Liaison Representative

  • Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W.
    Director
    Center for Mental Health Services
    Rockville, MD