June ACD Meeting Highlights Budget, COVID-19 Response, and UNITE Initiative

Funding News Edition: July 07, 2021
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The most recent meeting of NIH’s Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) took place June 10 and 11. ACD is charged with providing recommendations for program development, resource allocation, NIH administrative regulation and policy, and other specific or general aspects of NIH policy.

The topics discussed at the meeting were:

  • Budget Update
  • Legislative Update
  • Update on COVID-19
    • Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions
  • Community Engagement Research Alliance (CEAL)
  • Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx)
  • Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC)
  • NIH Efforts To Redress Harassment (Update)
  • UNITE Initiative (Update)
  • NIH Common Fund Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI)
  • ACD Working Group on Enhancing Rigor, Transparency, and Translatability in Animal Research (Final Report)
  • Advanced Research Projects Agency-Health (ARPA-H)

Where To Watch

Video recordings of the ACD presentations are available at:

Agendas and presentation slides are also posted at 2017 – 2021 ACD Meetings.

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