NINDS Advisory Council Agenda - May 26-27, 2016

National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council
196th Meeting

May 26 – 27, 2016
Building 31, C Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Closed Circuit Viewing Overflow on May 26 (Conference Rooms 7 and 9)

NIH Videocast Website

May 26, 2016


8:00 a.m.
I.  Call to Order and Opening Remarks
Dr. Walter Koroshetz

8:05 a.m.
II.  Report of the Director, Division of Extramural Research, NINDS
Dr. Robert Finkelstein
Executive Secretary
Director, Extramural Division, NINDS

A.    Consideration of Minutes of February 4, 2016, Meeting
B.    Confirmation of Dates for Future Council Meetings
New Dates
September 15-16, 2016 (Thursday and Friday)
February 9-10, 2017 (Thursday and Friday)
May 18-19, 2017 (Thursday and Friday)
September 7-8, 2017 (Thursday and Friday)
February 1-2, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)
May 24-25, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)
September 13-14, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)
C.    Other Items
        Expedited Review Process
        Extramural Announcements

8:15 a.m.
III.  Report of the Director, NINDS
Dr. Walter Koroshetz 

9:15 a.m.
IV.  Trends in NINDS R21 Grant Funding
Dr. Christine Torborg
Health Science Policy Analyst
Office of Science Policy and Planning, NINDS

10:00 a.m. BREAK

10:15 a.m.
V.  Update on the Research Program Award (R35)
Dr. Robert Finkelstein
Director, Division of Extramural Research

11:00 a.m.
VI.  National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Vision
Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable
Director, NIMHD 

12:00 p.m. LUNCH 

1:15 p.m.
VII.  Update on NINDS Funding of Basic Research
Dr. Anna Taylor
Health Program Specialist
Division of Extramural Research, NINDS

Dr. Robert Riddle
Program Director
Neurogenetics Cluster, NINDS 

2:00 p.m.
VIII.  Concept Clearance for Proposed Initiative
ME/CFS Research Consortium
Dr. Vicky Whittemore
Program Director
Channels, Synapses & Circuits Cluster, NINDS 

2:30 p.m. BREAK 

2:45 p.m.


This portion of the meeting is being closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set
forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5, U.S. Code and Section 10(d) of the Federal
Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2).

IX.  Review of Conflict of Interest, Confidentiality, and Council Procedures
Council Consideration of Pending Applications
Dr. Robert Finkelstein

5:00 p.m. **

May 27, 2016


8:00 a.m.
X.  Consideration of Pending Applications (Continued)
Dr. Robert Finkelstein

11:00 a.m. **
**This time is tentative