IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — Thursday, April 12, 2018


Dr. Collins shared a summary of a recent Congressional (Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)) visit to NIH. He also provided information from the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Hearing, which was held on April 11, 2018.

Pediatric Research Across NIH

Dr. Diana Bianchi shared information on child health research at NIH. The presentation included an overview of pediatric research funding at NIH and examples of the pediatric-related collaborative work at NIH.

Review of NIH Activities on Autism

Drs. Diana Bianchi and Josh Gordon presented on NIH’s Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) efforts. This included an overview of ASD features, prevalence, diagnosis, and genetic risk factors. Drs. Bianchi and Gordon also highlighted NIH’s involvement in ASD research.

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Ms. Julie Berko presented on the FY 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) results. The FEVS is administered annually to all Federal employees from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and is designed to collect feedback from employees on their perceptions of work experiences, organizations, and leaders. The survey consists of 84 questions, which are mostly mandated by Congress.

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