March 1, 2016

IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — September 24, 2015

Announcements: Francis Collins

Dr. Collins provided an update on the Precision Medicine Initiative report, roll-out, and response. An overview of the recent and upcoming Congressional activities, meetings, and visits also was given. The potential and preparation for a potential shutdown also was discussed.

CFC Discussion: James Battey

Dr. Battey (NIDCD) presented an overview of the upcoming Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) activities.

NIH-wide Strategic Plan Update: Larry Tabak

Dr. Tabak (DEPD) provided an update on the NIH-wide Strategic Plan, including the feedback received, the status of the draft, and next steps.

Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Update: Larry Tabak

Dr. Tabak (DEPD) provided an overview of the current ECHO program plan. Information on the focus, the potential research questions that could be addressed, the overall program structure, and the governance model. The discussion centered on linkage between ECHO and PMI, the biorepository, tracking non-infectious diseases/disorders, newborn screening measures, and cohort diversity.

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