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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Notices organizations may directly benefit from the findings of this study. Blood donors are tested for transfusion-transmissible infections including HIV when they present to donate, and test result information as well as demographic data will be routinely collected in a database at the five blood centers participating in REDS–III studies (located in the cities of Chongqing, Liuzhou, Luoyang, Mianyang, and Urumqi). These data will allow for calculation of HIV incidence, prevalence, and residual risk. Additionally, a case-control study will be conducted over a 2 and 1/2 year period to evaluate the risk factors associated with HIV infection among blood donors. Cases will be defined as potential donors who deny risks on the donor screening questionnaire but are found to be positive on HIV testing (their donation is discarded), HIVpositive donors who gave blood at one of the five blood centers as stated above (primary sites)or at blood centers located in the Guangxi Autonomous Region (peripheral sites, recruited through the Guangxi CDC for this study only but not other REDS–III studies) will be eligible to participate and complete a Risk Factor Questionnaire that will assess general demographic and risk factor information pertinent to HIV infection. Controls will be negative 67177 for HIV on confirmatory testing. Assuming 50% response rate, it is anticipated that 390 HIV-positive donors and 960 controls will participate in the case control study. The results of this study will contribute to global HIV surveillance and prevention, provide a broader global understanding of HIV epidemiology, and support public health efforts to most effectively manage and potentially prevent HIV transmission both worldwide and in the US. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated burden hours are 450. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Type of respondents HIV Risk factor Q .............................. Blood donors—Case Primary Sites Blood donors—Case peripheral sites. Blood donors—Control primary sites Blood donors—Control peripheral sites. Dated: October 28, 2014. Lynn Susulske, NHLBI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health. BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Draft Strategic Plan; Request for Comments NIMH is revising its 2008 Strategic Plan to guide the Institute’s research efforts and priorities over the next five years (2015–2020). The purpose of this Notice is to seek input from the public about the draft NIMH 2015 Strategic Plan. The draft plan will be publicly available through the NIMH Draft Strategic Plan Web page (http:// www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategicplanning-reports/review-the-draft-2015nimh-strategic-plan.shtml) for a 30-day period beginning on the publication date of this Notice. The public is invited to provide comments via the email address or postal address provided in this Notice and on the NIMH Draft Strategic Plan Web page. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 20/60 20/60 70 60 540 420 1 1 20/60 20/60 180 140 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental illnesses. The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. To fulfill its mission, the NIMH supports and conducts research on mental illnesses and the underlying basic Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours 1 1 To ensure consideration, your responses must be received within a 30day period that begins on the publication date of this Notice. ADDRESSES: Responses to this Notice should be submitted electronically using email to nimhstratplan@ mail.nih.gov. Alternatively, written responses can be submitted by mail to the Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6200, MSC 9663. Bethesda, MD 20892–9663. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact our NIMH Information Specialists using the following contact information: telephone: 1–866–615– 6464 (toll-free), 1–301–443–8431 (TTY), 1–866–415–8051 (TTY toll-free). Fax: 1– 301–443–4279, Email: nimhinfo@ nih.gov PO 00000 Average burden per response (in hours) 210 180 DATES: [FR Doc. 2014–26761 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] Number of responses per respondent science of brain and behavior; supports the training of scientists to carry out basic and clinical mental health research; and, communicates with scientists, patients, providers, and the general public about the science of mental illnesses. In 2008, the NIMH published a Strategic Plan to accelerate progress in basic, translational, and clinical science. The need to update the plan became clear with the increasing number of remarkable scientific advancements and the changing landscape of mental health care over the past six years. With the goals of helping individuals living with mental illnesses and promoting both prevention and cure, NIMH has revised its original four high-level Strategic Objectives as follows: (1) Define the biological basis of complex behaviors; (2) chart mental illness trajectories to determine when, where, and how to intervene; (3) develop better preventive and therapeutic interventions; and, (4) strengthen the public health impact of NIMH-supported research. These four Strategic Objectives form a broad roadmap for the Institute’s priorities over the next five years, which begins with the fundamental science of the brain and behavior, and ends with public health impact. Full implementation of these Strategies Objectives, will, we hope, transform the E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 67178 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Notices diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these devastating illnesses. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Request for Comments National Institutes of Health This notice invites public comment and input on the development of the NIMH 2015 Strategic Plan. When developing your comments, we ask that you consider the draft plan in the context of the current scientific landscape, as well as within the context of broader federal, for-profit, and notfor-profit stakeholder perspectives. We are particularly interested in receiving your ideas for scientific advancements, new technical capabilities or tools, or major challenge topics that promise substantial change to mental health research if pursued. Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings General Information TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Responses to this Notice are optional and voluntary. Any personal identifiers will be removed when responses are compiled. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response. This Notice is for planning purposes only and is not a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the United States (U.S.) government to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. Please note that the U.S. government will not pay for the preparation of any comment submitted or for its use of that comment. Privacy Act Notification Statement: We are requesting your comments for the 2015–2020 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Strategic Plan. The information you provide may be disclosed to NIMH staff serving to develop the strategic plan and to contractors working on NIMH’s behalf. Submission of this information is voluntary. Collection of this information is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 203, 24 l, 2891–1 and 44 U.S.C. 310 I and Section 30 l and 493 of the Public Health Service Act regarding the establishment of the National Institutes of Health, its general authority to conduct and fund research and to provide training assistance, and its general authority to maintain records in connection with these and its other functions. Dated: November 3, 2014. Thomas R. Insel, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2014–26760 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; CVRS Member Conflicts and Continuous Submissions. Date: December 9, 2014. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Olga A. Tjurmina, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4138, MSC 7814, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 451– 1375, ot3d@nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics. Date: December 10–11, 2014. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Nitsa Rosenzweig, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4152, MSC 7760, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 404– 7419, rosenzweign@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: AIDS and AIDS Related Research. Date: December 10, 2014. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Jose H. Guerrier, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5218, PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1137, guerriej@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; PAR 12– 251: Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START). Date: December 10, 2014. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Jose H. Guerrier, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5218, MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1137, guerriej@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Radiation Therapeutics and Biology. Date: December 11, 2014. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Lawrence Ka-Yun Ng, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6152, MSC 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1719, ngkl@csr.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: November 5, 2014. David Clary, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Draft Strategic 
Plan; Request for Comments

SUMMARY: NIMH is revising its 2008 Strategic Plan to guide the 
Institute's research efforts and priorities over the next five years 
(2015-2020). The purpose of this Notice is to seek input from the 
public about the draft NIMH 2015 Strategic Plan. The draft plan will be 
publicly available through the NIMH Draft Strategic Plan Web page 
(http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/review-the-draft-2015-nimh-strategic-plan.shtml) for a 30-day period beginning on 
the publication date of this Notice. The public is invited to provide 
comments via the email address or postal address provided in this 
Notice and on the NIMH Draft Strategic Plan Web page.

DATES: To ensure consideration, your responses must be received within 
a 30-day period that begins on the publication date of this Notice.

ADDRESSES: Responses to this Notice should be submitted electronically 
using email to nimhstratplan@mail.nih.gov. Alternatively, written 
responses can be submitted by mail to the Science Writing, Press, and 
Dissemination Branch, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6200, MSC 9663. 
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact our NIMH Information 
Specialists using the following contact information: telephone: 1-866-
615-6464 (toll-free), 1-301-443-8431 (TTY), 1-866-415-8051 (TTY toll-
free). Fax: 1-301-443-4279, Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal 
agency for research on mental illnesses. The mission of the NIMH is to 
transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through 
basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, 
and cure. To fulfill its mission, the NIMH supports and conducts 
research on mental illnesses and the underlying basic science of brain 
and behavior; supports the training of scientists to carry out basic 
and clinical mental health research; and, communicates with scientists, 
patients, providers, and the general public about the science of mental 
illnesses.
    In 2008, the NIMH published a Strategic Plan to accelerate progress 
in basic, translational, and clinical science. The need to update the 
plan became clear with the increasing number of remarkable scientific 
advancements and the changing landscape of mental health care over the 
past six years. With the goals of helping individuals living with 
mental illnesses and promoting both prevention and cure, NIMH has 
revised its original four high-level Strategic Objectives as follows: 
(1) Define the biological basis of complex behaviors; (2) chart mental 
illness trajectories to determine when, where, and how to intervene; 
(3) develop better preventive and therapeutic interventions; and, (4) 
strengthen the public health impact of NIMH-supported research. These 
four Strategic Objectives form a broad roadmap for the Institute's 
priorities over the next five years, which begins with the fundamental 
science of the brain and behavior, and ends with public health impact. 
Full implementation of these Strategies Objectives, will, we hope, 
transform the

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diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these devastating illnesses.

Request for Comments

    This notice invites public comment and input on the development of 
the NIMH 2015 Strategic Plan. When developing your comments, we ask 
that you consider the draft plan in the context of the current 
scientific landscape, as well as within the context of broader federal, 
for-profit, and not-for-profit stakeholder perspectives. We are 
particularly interested in receiving your ideas for scientific 
advancements, new technical capabilities or tools, or major challenge 
topics that promise substantial change to mental health research if 
pursued.

General Information

    Responses to this Notice are optional and voluntary. Any personal 
identifiers will be removed when responses are compiled. Proprietary, 
classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be 
included in your response. This Notice is for planning purposes only 
and is not a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part 
of the United States (U.S.) government to provide support for any ideas 
identified in response to it. Please note that the U.S. government will 
not pay for the preparation of any comment submitted or for its use of 
that comment.
    Privacy Act Notification Statement: We are requesting your comments 
for the 2015-2020 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Strategic 
Plan. The information you provide may be disclosed to NIMH staff 
serving to develop the strategic plan and to contractors working on 
NIMH's behalf. Submission of this information is voluntary.
    Collection of this information is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 203, 
24 l, 2891-1 and 44 U.S.C. 310 I and Section 30 l and 493 of the Public 
Health Service Act regarding the establishment of the National 
Institutes of Health, its general authority to conduct and fund 
research and to provide training assistance, and its general authority 
to maintain records in connection with these and its other functions.

    Dated: November 3, 2014.
Thomas R. Insel,
Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of 
Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-26760 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]
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