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September Council Meeting To Feature Strategic Plan and Intramural Research

September 3, 2020

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.


Division of Extramural Activities

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its first meeting for Fiscal Year 2021. The meeting will be held virtually. If you are an NCCIH grantee, potential grant applicant, member of the public, or other stakeholder, we invite you to attend the Open Session online. NACCIH meetings, held three times per year, offer news and updates on NCCIH’s activities, policies, and funding priorities. You can view the livestream from 10:15 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. ET on NIH Videocast, where it will also be archived. The agenda is posted, and no registration is necessary.

The Open Session will begin with the report of the NCCIH Director, Helene M. Langevin, M.D., on Center-related news, plans, and activities since the previous NACCIH meeting on June 5, 2020. The focus then moves to two talks on the NCCIH Division of Intramural Research (DIR): (1) the annual report of the DIR, presented by NCCIH Deputy Director David Shurtleff, Ph.D., and (2) an update from DIR’s Section on Affective Neuroscience and Pain, by the Section’s principal investigator, Lauren Atlas, Ph.D.

We will welcome Eliseo Pérez-Stable, M.D., director of one of our sister NIH institutes/centers, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), who will present on the institute’s mission and research priorities.

Also on the agenda is a session on NCCIH’s draft strategic plan for 2021 to 2026⸺including recent progress and public input⸺to be followed by a discussion by Council members of strategic priorities. The presenters are Dr. Langevin and Mary Beth Kester, M.S., Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation.

Jacqueline Lloyd, Ph.D., M.S.W., senior advisor for disease prevention, NIH Office of Disease Prevention, will present a research concept, “Developing and Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity.” 

The Open Session usually closes with a public comment period. However, because this meeting is entirely virtual, public comments will be accepted in writing only, based on NIH policy. Commenters may email their comments (which should be under 750 words) up to 15 days after September 25, to me at Comments will be added to the official meeting minutes for posting at the NACCIH portal within 90 days of the meeting.

We hope you can join us for all or part of this informative, wide-ranging Open Session.  


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