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Second Meeting of the Indo-US Joint Working Group

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Eye Institute

Second INDO-US Joint Working Group Meeting

October 17-18, 2007

Bethesda, Maryland

The second meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) for Indo-US Collaboration on Expansion of Vision Research was held October 17-18, 2007 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Co-chairs of the meeting were Dorairaj Balasubramanian, PhD, representing India, and David C. Beebe, PhD, representing the United States. The meeting was hosted by Paul A. Sieving, MD, PhD, Director, National Eye Institute (NEI). Opening remarks were given by Majaraj Kishan Bhan, MD, Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India and by Paul A. Sieving, Director, NEI. Altaf A. Lal, PhD, Health Attaché, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, India and Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, Director, John E. Fogarty International Center, NIH, represented U.S. government international public health affairs. T.S. Rao, PhD, of DBT, and Leon Ellwein, PhD. served as Co-Secretariat / Convenor.

Members and Other Participants for the Second Meeting of the JWG

JWG Members in Attendance

Dorairaj Balasubramanian, PhD, Director, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
David C. Beebe, PhD, Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Maharaj K. Bhan, MD, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India
Suraj P. Bhat, Assoc. Professor, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Leon Ellwein, PhD, JWG Secretariat / Convenor, La Jolla, CA, USA
Lingam Gopal, MD, Director, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
Altaf A. Lal, PhD, Health Attaché, US Embassy, New Delhi, India
Todd Margolis, MD, PhD, Professor, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
T.S. Rao, MD, Advisor, DBT and JWG Secretariat / Convenor, New Delhi, India
Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Experts, Project Investigators and Other Invitees

Joanne G. Angle, MLS, MPA, Executive Director, ARVO, Bethesda, MD, USA
Deborah Carper, PhD, Special Assistant to the Director, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA
Hemin Chin, PhD, Director, Ocular Genetics Program, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA
Mary Frances Cotch, Chief, Epidemiology Branch, DECR & International Liaison, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA
Kiran Dhawan, Scientific Affairs Specialist, Embassy of the USA, New Delhi, India
Frederick Ferris III, MD, Clinical Director, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA
Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, Director, John E. Fogarty International Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
Ellen S. Liberman, PhD, MBA, Director, Glaucoma and Optic Neuropathies Program, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA
Kamal Kant Dwivedi, Counselor, Science and Technology, Embassy of India, Washington, D.C., USA
Thomas Mampilly, MPH, South Asia Division of International Relations, John E. Fogarty International Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
Jack McLaughlin, PhD, Deputy Director, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA
Loré Anne McNicol, PhD, Director, Division of Extramural Research, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA
Sheldon S. Miller, PhD, Scientific Director, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA
Aron Primack, MD, Project Officer, GRIP, Division of International Training and Research, John E. Fogarty International Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
Sarah Sohraby, MD, Deputy Scientific Director, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA
Arthur Stone, Senior Science Writer, Office of Communications, Health Education and Public Liaison, NEI, Bethesda, MD, USA



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