[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 17, 2012)]
[Page 2304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-729]



National Institutes of Health

National Human Genome Research Institute; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 401(d)(4) of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 281(d)(4)), notice is hereby given that the National Human 
Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will host a series of meetings to 
enable public discussion of the Institute's proposal to reorganize its 
internal structure. The proposed reorganization reflects the expanding 
scope of NHGRI's research portfolio in response to the priorities 
detailed in the Institute's new strategic plan for genomics research, 
titled ``Charting a Course for Genomic Medicine from Base Pairs to 
Bedside.'' (Green, E.D., Guyer, M.S. Nature. (470) 204-213.2011.)
    The first public meeting will be a webinar and teleconference on 
January 18, 2012. The second public meeting will be on February 13, 
2012, during the open session of the 64th meeting of the National 
Advisory Council for Human Genome Research. Background materials on the 
proposed reorganization and logistical information regarding the two 
public meetings are available at genome.gov/reorg. Additional 
information and updated details on these public meetings will be added 
to this Web site as the dates approach.

    Organizing Institute: National Human Genome Research Institute.
    Dates and Times: January 18, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. EST.
    February 13, 2012, at 1 p.m. EST.
    Agenda: The agenda for each meeting will include presentations 
and discussion about the proposed internal reorganization. Members 
of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide 
comments on NHGRI's proposal. Draft agendas, background materials, 
and instructions for joining the meetings will be made available at 
genome.gov/reorg. Individuals wishing to submit written questions or 
comments should send them via email to [email protected].
    Contact Person: Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Ph.D., Office of Policy, 
Communications, and Education, National Human Genome Research 
Institute, National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Room 
4B09, Bethesda, MD 20892-2153, (301) 594-7185, 
[email protected].

    Dated: January 10, 2012.
Eric D. Green,
Director, NHGRI.
[FR Doc. 2012-729 Filed 1-13-12; 8:45 am]