IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — Thursday, March 29, 2018


Dr. Collins announced the upcoming Rx Summit and the opioid initiative, which will integrate partnerships. In addition, Dr. Collins shared his upcoming travel schedule with several Members of Congress. Finally, Dr. Collins provided an update on The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies hearing on NIH’s FY 2019 Budget request on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

NIH Assessment of Data Science Training

Dr. Patti Brennan provided an update on NIH’s Data Science Workforce Development program, including NIH-funded extramural training; key findings from 2010-2017; identifying three core content areas of data science; opportunities to expand the program; and overall recommendations for further expanding NIH’s data science efforts.

All of Us Launch

Dr. Alfred Johnson presented on the Clinical Center Capital Fund. The presentation included information on the fund’s purpose to provide funding for strategic Clinical Center investments such as infrastructure, major equipment, emergent programmatic issues, and Clinical Center defined projects. The fund, which is capped at $50M/year was established in FY 2019 to meet crucial Clinical Center programmatic and infrastructure modernization needs.

All of Us Launch

Dr. Eric Dishman provided an update on the All of Us Research Program, including information on NIH’s genomics plans and aspirations and plans for the national launch of the program.

ReImagine Update

Dr. Larry Tabak provided an update on HHS’ ReImagine initiative and NIH’s Optimize NIH efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

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