U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health


98th Meeting
National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Advisory Council

Robert H. Carter, M.D., Chair

National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Conference Rooms E1/E2

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – 8:30 AM – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Open Session to be videocast live at https://videocast.nih.gov

Open Session 8:30 AM

I. Call to Order Dr. Robert Carter
II. Consideration of Minutes Ms. Melinda Nelson
III. Future Council Dates Ms. Melinda Nelson
IV. Director’s Report Dr. Robert Carter
V. NIAMS Intramural Research Program Dr. John O’Shea
VI. Strategic Plan Working Group Report Mr. Bill Mulvihill
Ms. Cindy Caughman


VII. Bringing Brain and Body Back Together in Musculoskeletal Pain Research Dr. Langevin
VIII. The Clinical Trial Landscape Dr. Gayle Lester
IX. Concept Clearance Dr. Gayle Lester


Closed Session 1:15 PM

X. Clinical Trial Highlights: Successes and Challenges NIAMS Program Staff
XI. Special Actions Ms. Melinda Nelson
XII. Consideration of Applications Ms. Melinda Nelson

Division of Extramural Research

Dr. Gayle Lester

Bone Biology and Bone Diseases Dr. Faye Chen
Dr. Kristy Nicks
Joint Biology, Joint Diseases and Orthopaedic Disorders Dr. Xicheng Zheng
Dr. Charles Washabaugh
Dr. Fei Wang
Dr. Anthony Kirilusha
Systemic Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases Dr. Yan Wang
Dr. Marie Mancini
Dr. James Witter
Dr. Su-Yau Mao
Dr. Heiyoung Park
Muscle Biology and Muscle Diseases Dr. Amanda Boyce
Dr. Thomas Cheever
Skin Biology and Skin Diseases Dr. Ricardo Cibotti
Dr. Hung Tseng
Dr. Alexey Belkin
Special Projects Team Dr. Xibin Wang
Dr. Stephanie George
Dr. Raj Srinath
Ms. Jana Eisenstein
Dr. Aron Marquitz
Dr. Marisol Espinoza-Pintucci
Captain Robyn Bent


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