NEWS & EVENTS
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council August 2016 Meeting Summary
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland
Description

The 268th meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) was convened on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, in Rockledge II, Conference Room 9100/9104 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was closed to the public from 1:08 p.m. until adjournment at 1:38 p.m. Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), presided as Chair.

Recap

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL

MEETING SUMMARY OF THE
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL

August 30, 2016

The 268th meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) was convened on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, in Rockledge II, Conference Room 9100/9104 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was closed to the public from 1:08 p.m. until adjournment at 1:38 p.m. Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), presided as Chair.

Council Members attending
Dr. Bradford C. Berk
Dr. Nancy J. Brown 
Dr. James D. Crapo
Dr. George Q. Daley
Dr. Michael R. DeBaun
Dr. Jonathan A. Epstein
Dr. Serpil C. Erzurum
Dr. Pilar Ossorio
Dr. Bruce M. Psaty
Dr. Véronique Lee Roger
Dr. Richard Schofield (ex officio)
Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz
Dr. Jeffrey A. Whitsett
Dr. Phyllis C. Zee

Council Members unable to attend
Dr. Fernando Martinez

Ad Hoc Members attending via teleconference
Dr. Diane Nugent
Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley

NHLBI employees attending
A number of NHLBI staff members were in attendance.

I. CALL TO ORDER AND OPENING REMARKS – Dr. Gary H. Gibbons

Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), welcomed members and called the 267th meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) to order at 1:08 p.m. The meeting was held via teleconference for the members.

II. REVIEW OF CONFIDENTIALITY AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST – Dr. Valerie L. Prenger

The Council was reminded that under Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the entire meeting was closed to the public, for the consideration of grant applications. A notice of this meeting was published in the Federal Register indicating that it would not be open to the public. Dr. Prenger also reminded the Council members that they are Special Government Employees and are subject to Departmental conduct regulations.

The session included a discussion of procedures and policies regarding voting and confidentiality of application materials, committee discussions and recommendations. Members 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. Members were asked to sign a statement to this effect.

III. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

The Council considered and recommended 733 applications requesting $4,865,388,179 in total direct costs.

IV. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 1:38 p.m.