August 11, 2016

IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — Thursday, August 11, 2016

Announcements: Francis Collins

Dr. Collins provided an overview of his recent trip to East Africa, discussed the upcoming non-human primates workshop and the chimp retirement plan, and commented on the announcement of Josh Gordon as the new NIMH Director. An update on Zika, the HHS travel cap, and transition planning were also given.

FY17 Clinical Center Governing Board (CCGB) Budget Recommendations: Steve Katz

Dr. Katz (NIAMS) presented an overview of the current needs and the proposed recommendations for the FY17 Clinical Center budget. The discussion focused on the how to divide up the costs, any potential impact on the extramural community, and possible costs for FY18.

OBSSR Strategic Plan: Bill Riley


Sexual Harassment: Debra Chew, Hannah Valantine

Dr. Valantine (COSWD) provided data and examples to outline the problem of sexual harassment in science, discussed the goals, approach, design, validation, and administration of a survey to NIH staff, and proposed a timeline and next steps. The discussion focused on what, if any, role NIH has to address sexual harassment in the extramural community, including at scientific meetings.

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