NEWS & EVENTS
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council August 2018 Meeting Summary
NIH,
Bethesda, MD
Description

The 278th meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) was convened on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in Rockledge II, Conference Room 9100/9104 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was closed to the public from 1:05 p.m. until adjournment at 1:30 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 28, 2018

The 278th meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) was convened on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in Rockledge II, Conference Room 9100/9104 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was closed to the public from 1:05 p.m. until adjournment at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), presided as Chair.

Council Members attending via teleconference

Dr. E. Dale Abel
Dr. Donna K. Arnett
Dr. Nancy J. Brown
Ms. Grace A. Dorney Koppel Dr. Karen Glanz
Dr. Garth Graham
Dr. M. Luisa Iruela-Arispe
Dr. Monica Kraft
Dr. Diane J. Nugent
Dr. Pilar N. Ossorio
Dr. Dean Sheppard
Dr. Kim M. Smith-Whitley
Dr. Sally E. Wenzel
Dr. Andrew S. Weyrich
Dr. Richard Schofield (ex officio)

Council Members unable to attend

Dr. Michael R. DeBaun
Dr. Serpil C. Erzurum
Dr. Robert C. Robbins
Dr. Phyllis C. Zee

NHLBI employees attending

A number of NHLBI staff members were in attendance.

I. CALL TO ORDER AND OPENING REMARKS

Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), welcomed members and called the 278th meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) to order at 1:05 p.m. The meeting was held via teleconference for the members.

II. ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Laura K. Moen, Director, Division of Extramural Research Activities, NHLBI, made
the required announcements for the Council meeting, including the publication of a notice in the Federal Register as well as reminders to Council members regarding conflict of interest and lobbying activities.

III. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

The session included a discussion of procedures and policies regarding voting and confidentiality of application materials, committee discussions and recommendations. Members absented themselves from the meeting 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. The Council considered and recommended 1,024 applications requesting $418,102,444 in total costs. For the record, it is noted that secondary applications were also considered en bloc.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are accurate and complete.