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Assembly of Scientists (AOS)

The Council of the NIH Assembly of Scientists (AOS) is an elected committee representing its constituents (Tenured and Tenure-Track Investigators, Staff Clinicians and Staff Scientists, including Intramural or Extramural employees of the NIH) to the NIH leadership. The Council meets regularly with the NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research as well as other senior NIH leaders to discuss issues affecting the AOS constituency. Representatives from the NIH AOS Council attend key NIH committee meetings including the Board of Scientific Directors, the Deputy Ethics Counselors meeting, and others as agreed upon with the NIH DDIR. The AOS actively seeks from its constituency ideas and concerns that relate to the NIH policies and procedures relating to personnel, programs, and mission. The Council disseminates information and best practices to its constituency through various means, including an annual town hall meeting. For important issues affecting its membership, the AOS Council may pass resolutions that will be presented to the DDIR and Scientific Directors for their consideration. For more information, please read the ‘Guest Editorial’ in the March/April 2018 issue of the NIH Catalyst.

2019 AOS Council

IC Member Position Covering Other IC
CC Katherine Calvo (Co-Chair) Staff Clinician  
CSR Chuck Selden Extramural  
NCI Swati Choksi Staff Scientist NHGRI
NCI Elaine Jaffe (Exec. Committee) Clinical Tenured NIAMS
NCI Art Shaffer (Co-Chair) Staff Scientist CIT
NEI Charles Egwuagu Laboratory Tenured  
NHLBI Cindy Dunbar (Treasurer) Clinical/Lab Tenured NINR
NIAAA Nancy Diazgranados Staff Scientist  
NIAID Bibi Bielekova Clinical/Lab Tenured  
NIAID Amy Klion Clinical/Lab Tenured  
NIAMS Sarfaraz Hasni Laboratory Tenured  
NCCIH Lauren Atlas Tenure-Track  
NICHD Peter Basser Laboratory Tenured NIBIB
NICHD Josh Zimmerberg Laboratory Tenured NLM
NIDCR Richard Chadwick Laboratory Tenured  
NIDDK Marius Clore Laboratory Tenured  
NIDDK Ken Jacobson Laboratory Tenured NCATS
NIDDK Yaron Rotman Clinical/Lab Tenure-Track  
NIEHS Trevor Archer Laboratory Tenured  
NIEHS Stephanie London Epidemiology Tenured NIAMS
NIMH Karen Berman (Exec. Committee) Clinical/Lab Tenured NIMHD
NIMH Melissa Brotman ACI  
NIMH Lee Eiden Laboratory Tenured NIDA
NIMH Allison Nugent (Secretary) Core Director NIDCR
NINDS Sara Inati Staff Clinician  
NINDS Eric Wassermann Staff Clinician  

AOS Resources

Upcoming & Recent AOS Town Halls

NIH AOS 2020 Virtual Town Hall
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Speakers included Dr. Collins, Dr. Johnson, and Ms. Alboum. Topics included racism and diversity in the IRP and the impact of COVID-19 on the IRP at all levels (research, resources, and IT). 
NIH Videocast (Permanent Archive)

Elections to the NIH AOS Council are upcoming in October 2020. Please email Art Shaffer if interested.

The page was last updated on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:56am