[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19231-19232]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-1877]


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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
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Mental Hlth & Behav Sciences-A........  May 7, 2007..............  St. Gregory Hotel.
Infectious Diseases-A.................  May 10, 2007.............  Radisson Hotel.
Endocrinology-B.......................  May 14, 2007.............  Beacon Hotel.
Nephrology............................  May 14, 2007.............  Wyndham Washington, DC.
Immunology-A..........................  May 17, 2007.............  L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.
Hematology............................  May 18, 2007.............  *VA Central Office.
Cardiovascular Studies................  May 21, 2007.............  Woodfin Suites.
Endocrinology-A.......................  May 21-22, 2007..........  Radisson Hotel.
Epidemiology..........................  May 23, 2007.............  *VA Central Office.
Cellular & Molecular Medicine.........  May 24, 2007.............  Radisson Hotel.
Infectious Diseases-B.................  May 31, 2007.............  Double Tree Hotel.
Oncology-A............................  May 31, 2007.............  L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.
Mental Hlth & Bahav Sciences-B........  May 31, 2007.............  L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.
Respiration...........................  June 1, 2007.............  Double Tree Hotel.
Neurobiology-E........................  June 4, 2007.............  Beacon Hotel.
Surgery...............................  June 4, 2007.............  St. Gregory Hotel.
Immunology-B..........................  June 5, 2007.............  Radisson Hotel.
Clinical Research Program.............  June 6, 2007.............  *VA Central Office.
Neurobiology-A........................  June 11, 2007............  St. Gregory Hotel.
Neurobiology-D........................  June 11, 2007............  Beacon Hotel.
Oncology-B............................  June 14, 2007............  L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.
Neurobiology-C........................  June 14-15, 2007.........  Radisson Hotel.

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Gastroenterology......................  June 15, 2007............  L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.
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The addresses of the hotels and VA Central Office are: Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters, 1615 Rhode Island
  Avenue, NW., Washington, DC; Double Tree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW., Washington, DC; L'Enfant Plaza
  Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC; Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, 2020 Jefferson Davis
  Highway, Arlington, VA; St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M Street, NW., Washington, DC; VA Central Office, 1722 Eye
  Street, NW., Washington, DC; Woodfin Suites Hotel Rockville, 1380 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD; Wyndham Hotel,
  1400 M Street, 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 specialities 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. Dr. Frey can be contacted by 
phone at (202) 254-0288.

    Dated: April 6, 2007.

    By direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-1877 Filed 4-16-07; 8:45 am]
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