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September 1-2, 2011 Meeting

Agenda & Council Documents


OPEN SESSION – September 1, 2011 – 8:30 a.m.
ScheduledEventSpeakerSupporting Documents
8:30 a.m.I. Call to Order and Opening RemarksDr. Linda Birnbaum 
 II. Review of Confidentiality and Conflict of InterestDr. Gwen Collman 
 III. Consideration of May 2011 Meeting MinutesDr. Gwen Collman 
8:45 a.m.IV. Report of the Director, NIEHSDr. Linda Birnbaum
9:45 a.m.V. Strategic Plan ProcessDr. Rick Woychik 
10:15 a.m.VI. Report of the Executive OfficerMs. Joellen Harper Austin 
10:30 a.m.Break  
10:45 a.m.VII. Report of the Director, DERTDr. Gwen Collman
11:45 a.m.Lunch  
1:00 p.m.VIII. CSR Review of Toxicology and Environmental Health Grant ApplicationsDr. Seymour Garte 
2:00 p.m.Break  
2:15 p.m.IX. Consideration of Grant ApplicationsDr. Gwen Collman
and  DERT staff
5:00 p.m.X. Adjournment  
OPEN SESSION - September 2, 2011 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.XI. Report of the Office of CommunicationsMs. Christine Flowers
9:00 a.m.XII. Report from Division of National Toxicology ProgramDr. John Bucher
9:30 a.m.XIII. Report from DIR BSCDr. Jack Keene
Introduced by Dr. David Miller
10:00 a.m.Break  
10:15 a.m.XV. Nicotine Acetylocholine Receptor Function in the Brain: Role in Synaptic Excitability, Plasticity, and DiseaseDr. Jerrel Yakel
11:15 a.m.XVI. African Integrative Genomics: Implications for Human Evolution and DiseaseDr. Sarah A. Tishkoff
12:15 p.m.XVII. NIH Awards Ceremony Video  
12:30 p.m.XVIII. Adjournment  

Future Meeting Dates

  • February 15-16, 2012 - NIEHS
  • May 21-23, 2012 - NIEHS
  • September 11-12, 2012 - NIEHS
  • February 20-21, 2013 - NIEHS


1 This portion of the meeting is being closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in Section 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).


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