The 250th meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) was convened at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013, in Conference Room 10, C Wing, Building 31, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), presided as Chair.
COUNCIL MEMBERS ATTENDING VIA TELEPHONE:
Ms. Coletta C. Barrett
Dr. Ivor J. Benjamin
Dr. George Q. Daley
Dr. Pamela S. Douglas
Dr. Jonathan A. Epstein (ad hoc)
Dr. Robert L. Jesse (ex officio)
Dr. Lanetta B. Jordan
Dr. Ron King
Dr. Talmadge E. King
Dr. Barbara A. Konkle
Dr. Naomi L.C. Luban
Dr. Polly Parsons
Dr. Bruce M. Psaty (ad hoc)
Dr. Veronique Roger (ad hoc)
Dr. Leslee J. Shaw
Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz (ad hoc)
Dr. Gilbert C. White
COUNCIL MEMBER ABSENT:
Mr. Jonathan R. Alger
NHLBI EMPLOYEES PRESENT:
Numerous NHLBI staff members were in attendance or were able to hear the meeting via teleconference.
The entire meeting was closed to the public in accordance with the determination that it concerned matters exempt from mandatory disclosure under Sections 552b(c)(4) and 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).
Council members were reminded that they are Special Government Employees and subject to Departmental conduct regulations. Members were asked to sign a statement indicating that they were not present during discussion of, and voting on, applications from their own institutions, or other applications in which there was a potential conflict of interest, real or apparent.
Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), welcomed members to the 250th meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC).
Dr. Gibbons gave a presentation on the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget and its implications on current and future grant awards. Council members provided their opinions and recommendations on the issues.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.