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


94th Meeting
National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Advisory Council

Stephen I. Katz, M.D. Ph.D., Chair

National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Conference Room 6C6

February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – 8:30 AM – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

I. Call to Order Dr. Stephen I. Katz
II. Consideration of Minutes
III. Future Council Dates
IV. Director’s Report Dr. Stephen I. Katz
V. Overview of Redesigned NIAMS Website Ms. Anita Linde
Dr. Nancy Garrick
VI. A Framework for the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science Dr. Jon Lorsch
VII. Developing a Strategic Plan for the NIH Office of Disease Prevention Dr. David Murray
VIII. Public Private Partnerships: Past & Future Dr. Robert Carter
IX. NIAMS Intramural Research Program Dr. John O’Shea
X. Council Operating Procedures Ms. Melinda Nelson



Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – 1:00 PM – CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

XI. Reorganization of NIAMS Extramural Program Dr. Stephen I. Katz
XII. STAR Awards Discussion      Ms. Melinda Nelson
XIII. Special Actions Ms. Melinda Nelson
XIV. Consideration of Applications Ms. Melinda Nelson

Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases

Dr. Joan McGowan

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Disorders of Bone Program Dr. D. Lee Alekel
Muscle Development and Physiology Program Dr. Amanda Boyce
Muscle Disorders and Therapies Program Dr. Thomas Cheever
Rare Diseases and Integrative Physiology of Bone Program Dr. Faye Chen
Clinical Research and Diagnostic Tools for Osteoarthritis
and Bone Quality Program
Dr. Gayle Lester
Cartilage and Connective Tissue Program Dr. Joan McGowan (Acting)
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Program Dr. Fei Wang
Orthopaedic Research Program Dr. Charles Washabaugh

Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Susana Serrate-Sztein

Keratinocyte Biology and Diseases Program Dr. Susana Serrate-Sztein (Acting)
Immunobiology and Immune Diseases of Skin Program Dr. Ricardo Cibotti
Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Biology Dr. Marie Mancini
Arthritis Biology Program Dr. Su-Yau Mao
Rheumatic Diseases Biopsychosocial Research Program

Dr. Susana Serrate-Sztein

and Dr. James Witter

Extracellular Matrix Biology and Diseases Program Dr. Hung Tseng
Skin Repair, Regeneration, and Pigmentation Program Dr. Hung Tseng
Rheumatic Diseases Genetics and Translational 
Research Program
Dr. Yan Wang
Rheumatic Diseases Clinical Program Dr. James Witter



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