A group of the members of ACD

The Advisory Committee to the Director provides advice on matters pertinent to National Institutes of Health mission responsibilities in the conduct and support of biomedical research, medical science, and biomedical communications.


In February 1965, a distinguished committee appointed by President Johnson, under the chairmanship of Dr. Dean E. Wooldridge, conducted a study of the operations of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Among the recommendations the Wooldridge Committee made to the President in its report was that a new advisory group should be established to assist the Office of the Director, NIH, in the making of major plans and policies, especially those related to the allocation of NIH funds and resources. More >


The ACD will hold a full board meeting on Thursday and Friday, June 14–15, at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35, NIH Campus, Bethesda. More details >

Upcoming Meetings

  • June 14–15, 2018
  • December 13–14, 2018
  • June 13–14, 2019
  • December 12–13, 2019