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Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of a Conference Call of the NIH Scientific Management Review Board

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Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a conference call meeting of the Scientific Management Review Board.

The NIH Reform Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-482) provides organizational authorities to HHS and NIH officials to: (1) Establish or abolish national research institutes; (2) reorganize the offices within the Office of the Director, NIH including adding, removing, or transferring the functions of such offices or establishing or terminating such offices; and (3) reorganize, divisions, centers, or other administrative units within an NIH national research institute or national center including adding, removing, or transferring the functions of such units, or establishing or terminating such units. The purpose of the Scientific Management Review Board (also referred to as SMRB or Board) is to advise appropriate HHS and NIH officials on the use of these organizational authorities and identify the reasons underlying the recommendations.

Name of Committee: Scientific Management Review Board.

Date: July 26, 2010.

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST)

Agenda: Presentation will include an overview and discussion of a new charge to the SMRB, which entails considering the attributes and functions of a translational medicine program optimized to accelerate therapeutics development. Time will be allotted on the agenda for public comment. To sign up for public comment, please submit your name and affiliation to the contact person listed below by July 25, 2010. Sign up will be restricted to one sign up per email. In the event that time does not allow for all those interested to present oral comments, anyone may file written comments using the contact person address below.

Dial-In Information: The toll-free number to participate in this call is 1-800-779-1545. Indicate to the conference operator that your participant pass code is “NIH”.

Contact Person: Dr. Lyric Jorgenson, Office of Science Policy, Office of the Director, NIH, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 496-6837,

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.

The draft agenda, meeting materials, dial-in information, and other information about the SMRB, will be available at

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Dated: July 6, 2010.

Jennifer Spaeth,

Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

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