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Updates from NIDA and NIH

NIDA Director Dr. Volkow’s latest blog post, NIDA’s HIV Research Program: A Longstanding Institute Priority Continues Under a New Name,  can be viewed here.

In follow-up to the 15 listening sessions that were hosted on the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) earlier this summer, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have posted a summary outlining the key themes heard. These sessions, which included more than 5,100 stakeholders and nearly 250 organizations from across the country, were held to understand the opportunities and barriers to accelerating biomedical and health research breakthroughs from the perspectives of patient advocates, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, professional societies, the academic research community, industry, and others. A set offrequently asked questions on ARPA-H, informed by the discussions during the listening sessions, were also posted today. 

A listening session to provide the community a forum for responding to the summary, including what may be missing or need modification, and provide input on how ARPA-H can engage effectively with stakeholders will be held on October 20, 2021, from 2:30 – 4:00 pm ET. Comments or questions may be submitted to ARPAHcomments@nih.gov in advance of the session. More information about this event will be posted on the NIH ARPA-H events page as it comes available.

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