June 6-7, 2023

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OPEN SESSION – June 6, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. EST
Scheduled Event Speaker Supporting Documents
10:00 a.m. I. Call to Order and Opening Remarks Dr. Rick Woychik  
  II. Review of Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Dr. David Balshaw  
  III. Consideration of February 2023 Minutes Dr. David Balshaw February 2023 Minutes (285KB)
10:15 a.m. IV. Report of the Director, NIEHS Dr. Rick Woychik Report of the Director, NIEHS (284KB)
11:15 a.m. V. DERT Report Dr. David Balshaw  
12:15 p.m. LUNCH    
1:00 p.m. VI. Hypothetical Interventions to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Phthalate Exposure and the Impact on Preterm Birth Dr. Kelly Ferguson  
2:00 p.m. VII. CSR’s Initiatives to Strengthen Peer Review Dr. Noni Byrnes  
CLOSED SESSION1 – June 6, 2023 – 3:15 p.m. EST
3:15 p.m. IX. Review of Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Dr. David Balshaw  
3:30 p.m. X. Consideration of Grant Applications Dr. David Balshaw & DERT Staff  
OPEN SESSION – June 7, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. EST
10:00 a.m. XII. NIEHS Racial and Ethnic Equity Plan (REEP) Dr. Trevor Archer  
11:00 a.m. XIII. Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Programs Drs. Ana Diez Roux & Mark Reed  
12:00 p.m. LUNCH    
12:45 p.m. XIV. NASEM Report on Use of Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry as Population Descriptors in Genomics Research Dr. Sarah Tishkoff  
1:45 p.m. XV. DEIA Council Workgroup Dr. Karen Vasquez  
2:30 p.m. BREAK    
2:45 p.m. XVI. Council Discussion – One Cohesive DEIA Approach for the Institute Council  
3:45 p.m. XVII. ADJOURN    

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