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September 2015 Council Meeting Agenda

WatchVideocast of the Council Open Session, September 18, 2015

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

One Hundred and Fifty-Ninth Meeting of the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council
September 17 – 18, 2015

Natcher Building
Natcher Conference Center, Rooms E1 and E2
Telephone: 301-496-9966


Thursday, September 17, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

I. Review of Applications
Division Directors

Friday, September 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

II. Call to Order and Opening Remarks (45 minutes)
Dr. Jon R. Lorsch

III. Consideration of Minutes
May 21 – 2, 2015

IV. Confirmation of Future Meetings

January 28 – 29, 2016............................Thursday-Friday
May 19 – 20, 2016...................................Thursday-Friday
September 15 – 16, 2016.....................Thursday-Friday

V. Report: Training, Workforce Development and Diversity Stakeholders’ Meeting (35 minutes)
Dr. Liza Cariaga-Lo

VI. Presentation: Beans, Brains and Baseball Teams: How Making a Bigger “Us” is Key to Diversity and Inclusion
(40 minutes)
Dr. Margaret Werner-Washburne

VII. Concept Clearance: Mature Synchrotron Resources (20 minutes)
Dr. Susan Gregurick

VIII. Concept Clearance: New Technologies for Glycoscience (10 minutes)
Dr. Susan Gregurick

IX. Reissued Concept Clearances (20 minutes)
Dr. Jon Lorsch

  • NIGMS Centers for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology (P50)
  • Limited Pilot for NIGMS Legacy Community-Wide Scientific Resources
  • Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Program
  • Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) (R25)
  • Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) (K12)
  • Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)
  • Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)
  • Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25)
  • Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25)
  • Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) Awards (T34)
  • Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program (R25)
  • Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility
  • Renewal of Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
  • Support of Competitive Research Advancement Award (SC1), Pilot Project Award (SC2), Research Continuance Award (SC3)
  • Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)

X. Public Comment Period (15 minutes)

XI. Council-Initiated Discussion

XII. Adjournment

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