[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 35410]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14465]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Fogarty International Center 2013 Strategic Plan

SUMMARY: The Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of 
Health (NIH) is updating its strategic plan. To anticipate and set 
priorities for global health research and research training, FIC 
requests input from scientists, the general public, and interested 
parties. The goal of this strategic planning process is to identify 
current and future needs and directions for global health research and 
research training. The existing FIC strategic plan can be viewed at: 
http://www.fic.nih.gov/About/Pages/Strategic-Plan.aspx.

DATES: Submit responses to the Division of International Science 
Policy, Planning and Evaluation, FIC on or before July 6, 2012.
    Address and for Further Information Contact: Please submit written 
responses to Dr. Rachel Sturke, Evaluation Officer, Division of 
International Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Fogarty 
International Center, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Sturke may 
also be reached by email at FICStratPlan@mail.nih.gov, or through our 
web address: http://www.fic.nih.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Fogarty International Center is 
dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health 
by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. 
and international investigators, building partnerships between health 
research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next 
generation of scientists to address global health needs.
    The Fogarty International Center supports basic, clinical and 
applied research and training for U.S. and foreign investigators 
working in the developing world. Since its formation more than 40 years 
ago, Fogarty has served as a bridge between NIH and the greater global 
health community--facilitating exchanges among investigators, providing 
training opportunities and supporting promising research initiatives in 
developing countries.
    In order to inform its 2013 Strategic Plan, FIC specifically, but 
not exclusively, requests comments on the following topics:
    (1) What are specific gaps, needs, and opportunities in global 
health research that should be addressed by Fogarty in the next 5-10 
years?
    (2) What are specific gaps, needs, and opportunities in global 
health research training that should be addressed by Fogarty in the 
next 5-10 years?
    (3) Are there specific gaps and/or opportunities related to the use 
of information and communication technologies (ICT), mobile 
technologies (mHealth), and distance learning in research and research 
training?
    (4) What are specific gaps, needs, and opportunities related to 
research and research training in chronic, non-communicable diseases?
    (5) What are specific gaps, needs, and opportunities related to 
research and research training in infectious diseases?
    (6) How can Fogarty strengthen the research-enabling environment at 
research institutions in low and middle income countries?
    (7) How can Fogarty encourage more collaboration in research and 
research training among institutions in low and middle income 
countries?

    Dated: May 23, 2012.
Dexter Collins,
Executive Officer, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of 
Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-14465 Filed 6-12-12; 8:45 am]
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