IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — Thursday, January 12, 2017

Announcements: Francis Collins

Dr. Collins (DIR) provided updates on the composition and activities of the new Congress, the first meeting of the NIH Cures Legislative Implementation Plan Working Group, and NIH activities surrounding rigor and reproducibility.

NCI Cancer Moonshot Spending Plan: Douglas Lowy

Dr. Lowy (NCI) presented information on NCI’s funding plan for the Cancer Moonshot, and highlighted specific areas where Institutes and Centers (ICs) may collaborate with NCI to advance this initiative. IC Directors expressed enthusiasm for collaboration opportunities.

Clinical Center Census: Stephen Katz

Dr. Katz (NIAMS) outlined the recommendations of an NIH working group charged with considering specific strategies to increase average daily census of inpatient participants at the Clinical Center.  The discussion focused on ensuring high quality science while managing clinical costs, and specific strategies to recruit new clinical investigators.

Clinical Center Adverse Event Reporting: Michael Gottesman and Andrew Griffith

Dr. Gottesman (DDIR) and Dr. Griffith (NIDCD) presented the self-report survey results of an internal examination of adverse event reporting activities by researchers at the Clinical Center.

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