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


97th 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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – 8:30 AM – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

I. Call to Order Dr. Robert Carter
II. In Remembrance of Dr. Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
III. Consideration of Minutes
IV. Future Council Dates
V. Director’s Report Dr. Robert Carter
VI. Innovations in Pubmed and Pubmed Central Dr. James Ostell
VII. 2020 NIAMS Potential Initiatives Dr. Gayle Lester
VIII. Update on the NIH Next Generation Researchers’ Initiative Dr. Michael Lauer
IX. NIH Triennial Inclusion Report Ms. Shahnaz Khan
X. Wellstone Centers Evaluation Dr. Joan Bechtold



 Closed Session

XI. Update on the Restructuring of the NIAMS Extramural Program Dr. Gayle Lester
XII. STAR Awards Discussion Ms. Melinda Nelson
XIII. Special Actions Ms. Melinda Nelson
XIV. Consideration of Applications Ms. Melinda Nelson

Division of Extramural Research

Dr. Gayle Lester

Bone Biology and Bone Diseases Dr. Faye Chen
Dr. D. Lee Alekel
Dr. Kristy Nicks
Joint Biology, Joint Diseases and Orthopaedic Disorders Dr. Xincheng 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. Kathryn Marron
Dr. Raj Srinath
Captain Robyn Bent



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