National Advisory Council Agenda

146th Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse

Virtual Meeting – February 6, 2024

Closed Session

This meeting is closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 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).

10:30 a.m.Call to Order
Nora Volkow, M.D.
Director, NIDA

Review of Policy and Procedures
Susan Weiss, Ph.D.
Executive Secretary
National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse
Director, Division of Extramural Research, NIDA
10:45 a.m.

Council Review of Grant Applications
Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA

Office of Translational Initiatives and Program Innovationa (OTIPI)
Elena Koustova, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director

Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences (DTMC)
Iván Montoya, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Director

Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB)
Rita Valentino, Ph.D., Director

Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research (DESPR)
Carlos Blanco, M.D., Ph.D., Director

Brief Break

11:45 p.m.Report to Council from the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC)
Amy Newman, Ph.D., Director, NIDA IRP
John Mantsch, Ph.D., BSC Chair
12:15 p.m.Break


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Open Session

Virtual Meeting

12:45 p.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA
1:00 p.m.Director's Report
Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA
1:45 p.m.Discussion
Council Members
2:15 p.m.Break
2:30 p.m.Overview & Updates from the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN)
Tisha Wiley, Ph.D.
Branch Chief, Services Research Branch
Associate Director for Justice Systems
3:15 p.m.MERIT Award Update and Recommendations
Susan R.B. Weiss, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Extramural Research
3:45 p.m.Concept Clearances
4:45 p.m.Public Comments
5:00 p.m.Adjourn