Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meetings, 63767 [E8-25451]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 208 / Monday, October 27, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meetings 63767 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the subcommittees of the Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as indicated below: The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under the Public Law 92– Subcommittee for Date(s) Surgery ............................................................... Mental Hlth & Behav Sci-B ................................. Immunology ........................................................ Hematology ........................................................ Cardiovascular Studies ...................................... Cellular & Molecular Medicine ............................ Gastroenterology ................................................ Respiration ......................................................... Mental Hlth & Behav Sci-A ................................. Neurobiology-D ................................................... Endocrinology-B ................................................. Infectious Diseases-A ......................................... Infectious Diseases-B ......................................... Oncology ............................................................ Neurobiology-A ................................................... Nephrology ......................................................... Epidemiology ...................................................... Endocrinology-A ................................................. Neurobiology-E ................................................... Clinical Research Program ................................. Neurobiology-C ................................................... 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Embassy Suites—Chevy Chase. DoubleTree Hotel. Embassy Suites—Chevy Chase. Embassy Suites—Chevy Chase. Embassy Suites—Crystal City. * VA Central Office. The Westin Washington DC. The Westin Washington DC. St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites. St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites. St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites. Embassy Suites—Chevy Chase. The Westin Washington DC. DoubleTree Hotel. * VA Central Office. The Westin Washington DC. * VA Central Office. The Westin Washington DC. The Westin Washington DC. Embassy Suites—Crystal City. DoubleTree Hotel. The addresses of the hotels and VA Central Office are: DoubleTree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Embassy Suites—Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road, NW., Washington, DC. Embassy Suites—Crystal City, 1300 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M Street, NW., Washington, DC. VA Central Office, 1722 Eye Street, NW., Washington, DC. The Westin Washington DC City Center Hotel, 1400 M Street, NW., Washington, DC. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES * Teleconference. The purpose of the Merit Review Board is to provide advice on the scientific quality, budget, safety and mission relevance of investigatorinitiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review consideration. Proposals submitted for review by the Board involve a wide range of medical specialties within the general areas of biomedical, behavioral and clinical science research. The subcommittee meetings will be open to the public for approximately one hour at the start of each meeting to discuss the general status of the program. The remaining portion of each subcommittee meeting will be closed to the public for the review, discussion, and evaluation of initial and renewal projects. The closed portion of each meeting involves discussion, examination, reference to staff and consultant critiques of research protocols. During this portion of each subcommittee meeting, discussion and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:13 Oct 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 recommendations will deal with qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, as well as research information, the premature disclosure of which could significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action regarding such research projects. As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, as amended, closing portions of these subcommittee meetings is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B). Those who plan to attend or would like to obtain a copy of minutes of the subcommittee meetings and rosters of the members of the subcommittees should contact LeRoy G. Frey, PhD, Chief, Program Review (121F), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 at (202) 461– 1679. Dated: October 20, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By direction of the Secretary. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E8–25451 Filed 10–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under Public Law 92–463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education will meet on November 12– 13, 2008, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, 200 Maryland Avenue, NE., Washington, DC. The November 12 session will be begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. The November 13 session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12 noon. The meeting is open to the public. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical 
Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review 
Board; Notice of Meetings

    The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under the Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the subcommittees of 
the Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical 
Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board 
will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as indicated below:

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      Subcommittee for               Date(s)              Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Surgery.....................  November 10, 2008...  Embassy Suites--
                                                     Chevy Chase.
Mental Hlth & Behav Sci-B...  November 13, 2008...  DoubleTree Hotel.
Immunology..................  November 14, 2008...  Embassy Suites--
                                                     Chevy Chase.
Hematology..................  November 14, 2008...  Embassy Suites--
                                                     Chevy Chase.
Cardiovascular Studies......  November 17, 2008...  Embassy Suites--
                                                     Crystal City.
Cellular & Molecular          November 19, 2008...  * VA Central Office.
 Medicine.
Gastroenterology............  November 20, 2008...  The Westin
                                                     Washington DC.
Respiration.................  November 21, 2008...  The Westin
                                                     Washington DC.
Mental Hlth & Behav Sci-A...  November 24, 2008...  St. Gregory Luxury
                                                     Hotel & Suites.
Neurobiology-D..............  November 25, 2008...  St. Gregory Luxury
                                                     Hotel & Suites.
Endocrinology-B.............  December 1, 2008....  St. Gregory Luxury
                                                     Hotel & Suites.
Infectious Diseases-A.......  December 2, 2008....  Embassy Suites--
                                                     Chevy Chase.
Infectious Diseases-B.......  December 3, 2008....  The Westin
                                                     Washington DC.
Oncology....................  December 4-5, 2008..  DoubleTree Hotel.
Neurobiology-A..............  December 5, 2008....  * VA Central Office.
Nephrology..................  December 5, 2008....  The Westin
                                                     Washington DC.
Epidemiology................  December 5, 2008....  * VA Central Office.
Endocrinology-A.............  December 8, 2008....  The Westin
                                                     Washington DC.
Neurobiology-E..............  December 8, 2008....  The Westin
                                                     Washington DC.
Clinical Research Program...  December 9, 2008....  Embassy Suites--
                                                     Crystal City.
Neurobiology-C..............  December 11-12, 2008  DoubleTree Hotel.
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The addresses of the hotels and VA Central Office are:
DoubleTree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.
Embassy Suites--Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road, NW.,
 Washington, DC.
Embassy Suites--Crystal City, 1300 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington,
 VA.
St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M Street, NW., Washington, DC.
VA Central Office, 1722 Eye Street, NW., Washington, DC.
The Westin Washington DC City Center Hotel, 1400 M Street, NW.,
 Washington, DC.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Teleconference.

    The purpose of the Merit Review Board is to provide advice on the 
scientific quality, budget, safety and mission relevance of 
investigator-initiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review 
consideration. Proposals submitted for review by the Board involve a 
wide range of medical specialties within the general areas of 
biomedical, behavioral and clinical science research.
    The subcommittee meetings will be open to the public for 
approximately one hour at the start of each meeting to discuss the 
general status of the program. The remaining portion of each 
subcommittee meeting will be closed to the public for the review, 
discussion, and evaluation of initial and renewal projects.
    The closed portion of each meeting involves discussion, 
examination, reference to staff and consultant critiques of research 
protocols. During this portion of each subcommittee meeting, discussion 
and recommendations will deal with qualifications of personnel 
conducting the studies, the disclosure of which would constitute a 
clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, as well as research 
information, the premature disclosure of which could significantly 
frustrate implementation of proposed agency action regarding such 
research projects.
    As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92-463, as amended, 
closing portions of these subcommittee meetings is in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B). Those who plan to attend or would like to 
obtain a copy of minutes of the subcommittee meetings and rosters of 
the members of the subcommittees should contact LeRoy G. Frey, PhD, 
Chief, Program Review (121F), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 
Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 at (202) 461-1679.

    Dated: October 20, 2008.

    By direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-25451 Filed 10-24-08; 8:45 am]
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