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NACA meeting: September 20-21, 2011

NACA Meeting Agenda -- September 2011

One Hundred-Fourteenth Meeting
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20-21, 2011
Building 31, C Wing, Conference Room 10
Day-of-the-Meeting Contact Phone: 301-402-8578



3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – This portion of the meeting is closed to the Public

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

Review of Applications
Dr. Robin Barr


8:00 to 8:30 a.m. - This portion of the meeting is open to the public

  1. Call to Order
    Dr. Richard Hodes
    1. Director’s Status Report
    2. Future Meeting Dates:

      Jan 24-25, 2012 (Tue-Wed) 
      May 22-23, 2012 (Tue-Wed) 
      Sept 18-19, 2012 (Tue-Wed) 
      Jan. 29-30, 2013 (Tue-Wed)

    3. Consideration of Minutes of Last Meeting

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.

  1. Report: Task Force on Minority Aging Research
    Dr. Terrie Wetle

8:45 to 9:15 a.m.

  1. Report: Working Group on Program
    1. Action: Advisory Meetings
    • Advancing Alzheimer’s Disease Pre-Clinical Therapy Development: Dr. Suzana Petanceska
    1. RFA/RFP Concept Clearance
    • Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study: Dr. Laurie Ryan

9:15 to 9:30 a.m.

  1. Comments from retiring Council Members
    Drs. Berkman, Bredesen, Smith, and Swain

9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

  1. Initial Report
    NIA Funding Policies and Scientific Review Branch Council Review
    Dr. Terrie Wetle

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.


10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

  1. Council Speaker
    Dr. Lawrence Tabak
    Principal Deputy Director, NIH 
    “NIH Research Workforce Diversity Briefing”

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

  1. Program Highlights
    1. Program Highlights (DN)
      Dr. Stephen Snyder
      “Neuronal Basis of Age-related Cognitive Decline”                                                                                                               
      Dr. Amy F.T. Arnsten 
      Yale University School of Medicine

11:30 to 12:00 p.m.

    1. Program Highlights (DBSR)
      Dr. Richard Suzman
      “The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year” 
      Dr. Joseph P. Newhouse 
      Harvard Medical School 
      Department of Health Care Policy

12:00 to 12:15 a.m.


12:15 to 12:45 a.m.

    1. Working Lunch: Program Highlights (DAB)
      Dr. Felipe Sierra 
      “Starvation and Substitution Diets to Enhance Cancer Treatment.” 
      Dr. Valter D. Longo 
      University of Southern California, School of Gerontology

12:45 to 1:15 a.m.

    1. Program Highlights (DGCG)
      Dr. Evan Hadley 
      “The Role of Vitamin D – Recent Perspectives (2011)” 
      Dr. John Christopher Gallagher 
      Creighton University Medical Center

1:15 p.m.

  1. Adjournment