The NIAMS Advisory Council meets three times each year to advise the Institute about its research portfolio and broader issues of science policy, and provide a secondary review of all grant applications that have been favorably recommended by a scientific peer group. Members of the Council are drawn from the scientific and lay communities and represent all areas within the Institute’s research mission. See the full list of NIH Advisory Committees.

Upcoming Advisory Council Meeting Dates

  • February 5, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • February 4, 2020
  • June 9, 2020
  • September 1, 2020

Meeting Agenda (presentations are available upon request)

Minutes From Recent Meetings

Advisory Council Roster

CARTER, Robert H., M.D.
Acting Director, NIAMS
Bethesda, MD 20892

BECHTOLD, Joan E, Ph.D. (2018)
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55415

BUYON, Jill P., M.D. (2021)
Director, Department of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY 10003

CASTRO-LEWIS, Magdalena (2019)
Columbia, MD 21044

DEL GAIZO, Vincent (2021)
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Patient Engagement
Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

ECONS, Michael, M.D. (2020)
Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine and Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 46202

*ELBAOR, James E., M.D. (2021)
Director, American Institute of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Arlington, TX 76014

HOLERS, V. Michael, M.D. (2018) 
Department of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Denver, CO 80045

JAMES, Judith A., M.D., Ph.D. (2020)
Vice President of Clinical Affairs
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

KHOSLA, Sundeep, M.D. (2018)
Dr. Francis Chucker and Nathan Landow Research Professor
Director, Mayo Clinic CTSA/Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Dean for Clinical and Translational Science
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN 55905

LERNER, Ethan A., M.D., Ph.D. (2019)
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Cutaneous Biology Research Center
Charlestown, MA 02129

MARKOFF, Rosemary J. (2020)
Treasurer of the Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State Inc Chapter
Co-Chair, Scleroderma Foundation National Advocacy Committee
Binghamton, NY 13905

MULVIHILL, William J., M.Ed. (2019)
The Mulvihill Advisory Group
Cincinnati, OH 45230

ORO, Anthony E., M.D., Ph.D. (2021)
Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology
Associate Director and Professor
Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine
Department of Dermatology
Stanford University, School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305

PALLER, Amy, M.D. (2018)
Professor, Dermatology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL 6061

SEIDEN, Richard F., Atty. (2018)
Foley & Lardner LLP
Los Angeles, CA 90071

TAPSCOTT, Stephen J., M.D., Ph.D. (2019)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA 98109

YASZEMSKI, Michael J., M.D., Ph.D. (2020)
Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905


NELSON, Melinda
Director, Office of Extramural Operations
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Bethesda, MD 20892

* Participating as ad hoc members.

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