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National Advisory Council on Aging Agenda — Sept. 19-20, 2023


One Hundred Fiftieth Meeting
Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 19-20, 2023
Building 31, 6th Floor, C Wing, Bethesda, Maryland
Day-of-the-Meeting Contact Phone: 301-827-0419

Tuesday, Sept. 19

3 to 5 p.m. ET — 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. Kenneth Santora

Wednesday, Sept. 20

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET — This portion of the meeting is open to the public.

This meeting will be videocast from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET at

9 to 9:40 a.m. ET

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

      Jan. 23-24 (Tuesday-Wednesday) — Virtual
      May 21-22 (Tuesday-Wednesday) — Building 45
      Sept. 18-19 (Wednesday-Thursday) — Building 31
    4. Consideration of Minutes of Last Meeting

9:40 to 10 a.m. ET

  1. Report: Task Force on Minority Aging Research
    Dr. Jennifer Manly
    Dr. Yanira Cruz

10 to 11:30 a.m. ET

  1. Report: Working Group on Program
    Dr. Susan Greenspan

    1. NOFO Concept Clearances

11:30 to 11:50 a.m. ET

  1. A Word From Retiring Members
    Dr. Jennifer Manly
    Dr. David Weir

11:50 a.m to 12:10 p.m. ET


12:10 to 12:40 p.m. ET

  1. Program Highlights (DBSR)
    Dr. Stacy Drury, M.D., Ph.D.
    Psychiatrist in chief, Boston Children’s Hospital
    Chair of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    “The Telomere Research Network: Current accomplishments and next steps in advancing telomeres as a sentinel of psychosocial and environmental exposure and predictor of health”

12:40 to 1:10 p.m. ET

  1. Council Speaker
    Dr. Matthew Gillman, M.D., SM

    Program director, Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)
    Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
    “Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO): A Nationwide Resource for Child Health Research”

1:10 p.m. ET


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