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NAEC Meeting Minutes

National Institutes of Health
National Eye Institute
National Advisory Eye Council
One Hundred Thirty-fifth Meeting
October 28, 2013

The National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) convened for its one hundred and thirty-fifth meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013 by telephone conference. This meeting was rescheduled from its original date of October 17, 2013 because of the Government Shutdown of October 2013. The meeting was closed to the public from 2:00 p.m. until adjournment at 2:10 p.m. for the review of grant and cooperative agreement applications. Attachment A provides a roster of Council Members.

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:
Dr. Hollis Cline
Dr. David Copenhagen
Dr. Laura Frishman
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Jonathan Haines
Dr. John Morrison
Dr. Eric Pierce
Dr. Krishna Sharma
Dr. Jayne Weiss
Dr. Sheila West
Dr. Rafael Yuste
Dr. Marco Zarbin

COUNCIL MEMBER ABSENT:
Ms. Kathleen Petrillo

NEI STAFF PRESENT:
Dr. Deborah Carper
Dr. Loré Anne McNicol
Dr. Gale Saunders

CLOSED SESSION OF THE MEETING - 2:00 pm
The meeting was closed to the public at 2:00 p.m. in accordance with the determination that it was concerned with matters exempt from mandatory disclosure under Sections 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. Appendix2).

CONFIDENTIALITY/AVOIDANCE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Dr. Loré Anne McNicol reviewed policies and procedures regarding confidentiality and the avoidance of conflict of interest situations. To avoid conflict of interest, members of federal advisory committees must not participate in the discussion of any application or proposal in which they, their spouse, minor child, close professional associate, or organization has a financial interest or affiliation. The Council members signed a statement certifying that they were absent during such discussions.

Council 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 signed a statement to this effect.

REVIEW OF RESEARCH, RESEARCH TRAINING, AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT APPLICATIONS
Five hundred and forty-five applications were considered. Twenty-one applications requiring further discussion were deferred until the January 2014 Meeting.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 pm


CERTIFICATION
These minutes were submitted for the approval of the Council; all corrections or notations were incorporated. We hereby certify that, to the best of our knowledge, the foregoing minutes and attachment(s) are accurate and complete.

Loré Anne McNicol, Ph.D.
Executive Secretary
National Advisory Eye Council
National Eye Institute

ATTACHMENT A: NATIONAL ADVISORY EYE COUNCIL MEMBERS

Hollis T. Cline, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience and Chemical Physiology
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA

David R. Copenhagen, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Ophthalmology and Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Bernard F. Godley, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Jonathan L. Haines, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Center for Human Genetics Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

John C. Morrison, M.D.
Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Kathleen M. Petrillo, J.D.
Partner
Senniger Powers, LLP
St. Louis, MO

Eric A. Pierce, Ph.D, M.D.
Director
Ocular Genomics Institute
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Krishna K. Sharma, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry
Mason Eye Institute
Unviersity of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

Jayne S. Weiss, M.D.
Chairman and Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Louisiana State University
School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Sheila K. West, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Rafael Yuste, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience
Columbia University
New York, NY

Ex Officio
Marco A. Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
UNDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

Last Updated: February 2014

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