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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Advisory Committee to the NIH Director: Working group reports on the biomedical workforce, diversity in the biomedical research workforce, and data and informatics

What

Three working groups of the Advisory Committee to the National Institutes of Health Director (ACD) will be presenting their final draft recommendations to the ACD. The co-chairs of these three working groups will be available to discuss the recommendations with the media immediately following their presentations to the ACD.

Who

ACD Biomedical Workforce Working Group Co-Chairs:

  • Sally J. Rockey, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH
  • Shirley Tilghman, Ph.D., President, Princeton University

ACD Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Co-Chairs:

  • Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Principal Deputy Director, NIH
  • John Ruffin, Ph.D., Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH
  • Reed Tuckson, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Grou

ACD Data and Informatics Working Group Co-Chairs:

  • Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Principal Deputy Director, NIH
  • David DeMets, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin–Madison

When

Thursday, June 14:
2:30-3 p.m.: Drs. Rockey and Tilghman for the Biomedical Workforce Working Group Report following their presentation to the ACD from 1-2:30 p.m.

4:15-4:45 p.m.: Drs. Tabak, Ruffin, and Tuckson for the Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report following their presentation to the ACD from 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Friday, June 15:
10:45-11:15 a.m.: Drs. Tabak and DeMets for the ACD Data and Informatics Working Group following their presentation to the ACD from 9:15-10:45 a.m.

Where

NIH Main Campus
Building 31, Room 6C6 (6th Floor, C Wing, Room 6)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Videocast link:
Thursday: http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=11324
Friday: http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=11326

How

For media planning to attend onsite, an adjacent room (Building 31, Room 6C9) will be available for interviews immediately following the working group presentations for the time frames noted. For media watching via webcast, please let us know if you have an interest in an interview as soon as possible so that one can be lined up during the scheduled time period via telephone.

More Information

ACD Working Groups and their charge: http://acd.od.nih.gov/working-groups.htm. Full agenda of the 104th meeting of the ACD: http://acd.od.nih.gov/agendas/06142012agenda.pdf (PDF - 15.26KB)

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Note

On June 13th the ACD Meeting changed room numbers from building 31, Room 6C10 (6th Floor, C Wing, Room 10), to Building 31, Room 6C6 (6th Floor, C Wing, Room 6).

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This page last reviewed on July 18, 2013

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