NIH and OSTP to Hold Stakeholder Listening Sessions on ARPA-H Priorities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have announced the dates for a series of virtual listening sessions to receive feedback from scientific societies, patient advocacy groups, industry, and other stakeholders about potential projects and priorities for Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), the proposed new agency to be housed within NIH dedicated to high-risk, high-reward research applied to solve broad societal problems (see previous COSSA coverage for more details). The listening sessions, which will be broken up by topical focus, may include a variety of formats including large, public discussions and small, invitation-only meetings. The following sessions and dates have been announced so far:

  • July 22: Advocates for Research on Cancer, Disorders of the Heart, Lungs, Blood, and Environmental Health
  • July 23: Advocates for Research on Aging, Arthritis, and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders
  • July 26: Advocates for Research on Eye Disease and Visual Impairment, Deafness and Communication Disorders, and Dental and Craniofacial Disorders
  • July 30: Advocates for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and Nursing
  • August 2: Advocates for Research on Addiction and Alcoholism
  • August 3: Advocates for Research on Diabetes, Digestive Disorders and Kidney Disease, Child and Maternal Health, and Complementary and Integrative Medicine
  • August 4: Advocates for Biomedical and Translational Research and General Medicine
  • August 5: Advocates for Research on Allergies and Infectious Diseases, and Global Health
  • August 11: Advocates for Research on Genomics, Biomedical Engineering and Imaging, and Health Informatics, and Medical Libraries
  • August 16: Advocates for Research on Neurology and Mental Health

A list of the listening sessions and registration information is available on the NIH website.

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