219th Meeting: September 2018


Thursday, September 13, 2018 
Open to the public
NIH Campus, Building 35A, Conference Rooms 620/630  (NIH Visitor Information)
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Time Title Speaker
8:30AM Welcome and Introductions Dr. Martha Somerman
8:45 AM Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting Dr. Alicia Dombroski
8:50 AM Report of the Director, NIDCR Dr. Alicia Dombroski
9:20 AM

Concept Clearance: Rethinking Immune System Plasticity: Towards Robustness of Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Health

Dr. Preethi Chander
9:30 AM

Concept Clearance: Oral and Dental Health in People Living with HIV and Additional Non-Communicable Diseases

Dr. Gallya Gannot
9:40 AM

Concept Clearance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promote Adolescents’ Oral Health and Reduce Health Disparities


Dr. Darien Weatherspoon
9:50 AM Concept Update: Interdisciplinary Collaborations to Promote Clinical Research in Oral Health and Aging Dr. Darien Weatherspoon
10:15 AM Break  
10:30 AM

Special Session on Targeting Co-dependent Molecular Pathways in Oral Cancer

10:30 AM Introduction

Dr. Chiayeng Wang

10:40 AM

Functional Genomics Profiling Defines Mechanisms of Compensatory Resistance to PI3K and EGFR Targeted Therapies in HNSCC

J. Chad Brenner, Ph.D. 
University of Michigan

11:10 AM

In vivo Functional Genomics Identifies Tumor Dependencies and Candidate Targets

Curtis Pickering, Ph.D
University of Texas,
MD Anderson Cancer Center
11:40 AM

Understanding Genetic Determinants of Head and Neck Cancer Subtypes

John Sunwoo, M.D.
Stanford University
12:15 AM


​12:30 PM Adjournment of Open Session and Lunch (Room 610)  


Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Ms. Delores Robinson, 301-594-4890 (or use the Federal Relay, 1-800-877-8339 to contact us).

Director's Report to Council 

Read the September 2018 Director's Report to Council [PDF]

Meeting Minutes

Read the September 2018 Meeting Minutes [PDF]

Concept Clearances

Last Reviewed
August 2018