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For Immediate Release: Monday, May 6, 2013

New NIH Council of Councils members named

The National Institutes of Health today announced the appointment of 10 individuals to the NIH Council of Councils. The council was established to advise the NIH Director on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), including making recommendations on research that represents important areas of emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, or knowledge gaps that deserve special emphasis or would otherwise benefit from strategic planning and coordination.

The council is composed of 27 members nominated by the NIH Institutes and Centers (IC) and from the Council of Public Representatives, an advisory committee to the NIH Office of the Director. Council members bring knowledge of their individual ICís missions and operations, not as official representatives, but to provide advice beyond the research agenda of any individual IC.

"The breadth and depth of expertise brought by these individuals will enhance the council's ability to achieve its mission by providing diverse perspectives and experience. Collectively the council will inform our approach to selected trans-NIH research initiatives." said DPCPSI Director, James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

The following members will serve terms on the council through Oct. 31, 2015:

  • Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Carlos D. Bustamante, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
  • Janice E. Clements, Ph.D., John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • Susan F. Goekler, Ph.D., M.C.H.E.S., Directors of Health Promotion and Education, Washington, D.C.
  • Barbara J. Guthrie, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton
  • Craig J. McClain, M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.
  • James E. Schwob, M.D., Ph.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston
  • Gilbert C. White, II, M.D., Blood Research Institute, Milwaukee

A roster of the full Council of Councils with further information about the members is posted on the council's website.

The Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, in the Office of the Director, NIH, identifies emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, and scientific knowledge gaps that merit further research. The Division plans and implements trans-NIH initiatives supported by the Common Fund and coordinates research related to AIDS, behavioral and social sciences, women's health, disease prevention, supports research infrastructure, and coordinates and supports science education activities. Additional information about the Division can be found at: http://dpcpsi.nih.gov.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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This page last reviewed on May 9, 2013

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