[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 5031]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2215]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Notice of a Meeting of a Working Group of the Advisory Committee 
to the Director

SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public about a 
meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Working Group 
on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce (WGBDRW).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, from 
approximately 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Letters of intent to present 
comments, along with a brief description of the organization 
represented, should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institutes of 
Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Floor 6C, Room 6, Bethesda, MD 
20892. Comments and letters of intent to present comments should be 
sent to Mr. Justin D. Hentges, Office of the Director, NIH, 1 Center 
Drive, Room 108, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone (301) 443-7975; fax 
(301) 402-2700; email ACDDiversity@mail.nih.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information concerning 
this meeting, contact Mr. Justin D. Hentges, Office of the Director, 
National Institutes of Health, 1 Center Drive, Room 108, Bethesda, MD 
20892; telephone (301) 443-7975; fax (301) 402-2700; email 
ACDDiversity@mail.nih.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is for the 
Working Group to receive public input on ways to improve the retention 
of underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons 
from disadvantaged backgrounds throughout various research career 
stages. The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for 
Hispanics, the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska 
Native Education, and the White House Initiative on Asian American and 
Pacific Islanders have been invited to participate in this discussion 
and provide their views.
    The public comments session of the ACD WGBDRW is scheduled from 
2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., but could change depending on the actual time 
spent on each agenda item. Each speaker will be permitted five minutes 
for his/her presentation. Interested individuals and representative of 
organizations are requested to notify Mr. Justin D. Hentges, Office of 
the Director, NIH, 1 Center Drive, Room 108, Bethesda, MD 20892; 
telephone (301) 443-7975; fax (301) 402-2700; email 
ACDDiversity@mail.nih.gov. Letters of intent to present comments, along 
with a brief description of the organization represented, should be 
received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2012. Only one 
representative of an organization may present oral comments. Any person 
attending the meeting who does not request an opportunity to speak in 
advance of the meeting may be considered for oral presentation, if time 
permits, and at the discretion of the Chairperson.
    In the event that time does not allow for all those interested to 
present oral comments, anyone may file written comments by sending them 
to Mr. Justin Hentges at the address above. Comments should include the 
name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or 
professional affiliation of the commenter. In addition, written 
comments may be submitted to the corresponding Request for Information 
published at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-031.html.
    The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to 
space available. There will be a live Web cast of the meeting which can 
be accessed at http://videocast.nih.gov/. Individuals who plan to 
attend and need special assistance, such as sign language 
interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify Mr. 
Justin Hentges in advance of the meeting.
    In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent 
procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, 
including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected 
before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form 
of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's 
license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.
    A draft agenda and materials for the meeting may be obtained by 
connecting to http://acd.od.nih.gov/DBR.asp.

    Dated: January 25, 2012.
Lawrence A. Tabak,
Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-2215 Filed 1-31-12; 8:45 am]
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