News Release

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NIH Implementation Plans for Advisory Committee to the Director Recommendations on the Future Biomedical Research Workforce, Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce, and Data and Informatics


NIH will present its implementation plans resulting from recommendations from three working groups of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD).


  • Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., NIH Director
  • Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., NIH Principal Deputy Director and NIH Co-Chair of the ACD Working Group on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce and the ACD Working Group on Data and Informatics
  • Sally J. Rockey, Ph.D., NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research and the NIH Co-Chair of the ACD Working Group on the Biomedical Research Workforce
  • Dr. Shu Chien, National Medal of Science Laureate, Director, Institute of Engineering in Medicine, University of California San Diego
  • Dr. Francis Collins, National Medal of Science Laureate, NIH Director
  • Dr. Hedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph. D., Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair, Chairperson, Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Jeffrey Immelt, CEO and Chairman, General Electric
  • Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, NIBIB Director
  • Dr. Carla Pugh, PECASE Awardee, Department of Surgery University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
  • Dr. Phillip Sharp, Nobel Laureate, Institute Professor, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
  • Dr. Hari Shroff, PECASE Awardee, NIBIB Intramural Research Program
  • Dr. Roger Tsien, Nobel Laureate, HHMI Investigator and Professor of Pharmacology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
  • Dr. Charles Vest, National Medal of Science Laureate, President of the National Academy of Engineering


Thursday, Dec. 6:
4:15-4:45 p.m.: Future Biomedical Research Workforce and Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Implementation Plans (Drs. Collins, Tabak, and Rockey)

Friday, Dec. 7:
12:30-12:45 p.m.: Data and Informatics Implementation Plan (Drs. Collins and Tabak)


105th Meeting of the ACD
NIH Main Campus
Building 31, C-Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Videocast link:
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Friday, Dec. 7:


For media planning to attend onsite, an adjacent room (Building 31, Building 31, C-Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 9) will be available for interviews at the times noted above. Please RSVP via email to for a call-in number if you would like to participate by phone.

More Information

ACD Working Groups and their charge: Full agenda of the 105th meeting of the ACD:

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