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Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting

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Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(6) and 552b(c)(9)(B), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended, because the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and the premature disclosure of information and the discussions would likely to significantly frustrate implementation of the program.

Name of Committee: Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH.

Date: December 1-2, 2005.

Closed: December 1, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Agenda: Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI).

Place: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Open: December 1, 2005, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Agenda: Among the topics proposed for discussion are: (1) NIH Director's Report; (2) Clinical and Translational Science Awards; (3) NIH Director's Council of Public Representatives Liaison Report; and (4) update on NIH Neurosciences Blueprint.

Place: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Open: December 2, 2005, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Agenda: Among the topics proposed for discussion are: (1) Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (OPASI); (2) Public Access Update; and (3) Workgroup Report on Outside Awards for NIH Employees.

Place: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Contact Person: Shelly Pollard, ACD Coordinator, Office of Communications and Public Liaison, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room 5B64, Bethesda, MD 20892, Phone: (301) 496-0959, pollards@mail.nih.gov.

Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance into the building by non-government employees. Persons without a government I.D. will need to show a photo I.D. and sign-in at the security desk upon entering the building.

Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://www.nih.gov/​about/​director/​acd.htm where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

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(Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.14, Intramural Research Training Award; 93.22, Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds; 93.232, Loan Repayment Program for Research Generally; 93.39, Academic Research Enhancement Award; 93.936, NIH Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Research Loan Repayment Program; 93.187, Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, National Institutes of Health, HHS)

Dated: November 22, 2005.

Nancy Middendorf,

Acting Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

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[FR Doc. 05-23590 Filed 12-2-05; 8:45 am]

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