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Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Notice of Quarterly Meeting

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Department of Defense.


Quarterly meeting notice.


The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following meeting of the Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (“The Board”).


Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Open Session) and 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (Closed Session).


Everett Alvarez Jr. Board of Regents Room (D3001), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

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Jennifer Nuetzi James, Designated Federal Officer, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, D3002, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; telephone 301-295-3066; email

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This meeting notice is being published under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150.

Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to review the operations of USU, particularly the academic affairs, and provide advice to the USU President and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. These actions are necessary for the University to pursue its mission, which is to provide outstanding healthcare practitioners and scientists to the uniformed services, and to obtain institutional accreditation.

Agenda: The actions that will take place include the approval of minutes from the Board Meeting held on May 16, 2014; recommendations regarding the approval of faculty appointments and promotions; recommendations regarding the awarding of post-baccalaureate degrees as follows: Master's and doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences and public health; Doctor of Medicine, Ph.D. in Nursing Science, Master of Science in Nursing; and the approval of awards and honors. The USU President will provide a report on recent actions affecting academic and operations of the University; a report of Graduate Medical Education in the National Capital Region will be provided; the School of Medicine will report on matriculation and declination information and faculty appointment CV's; and the USU Inspector General will provide a quarterly report on open audits and investigations and will discuss the expanding role of the Office of the Inspector General in University activities. A closed session will be held to discuss personnel actions and active investigations.

Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to Federal statute and regulations (5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165) and the availability of space, the meeting is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Jennifer Nuetzi James at the address and phone number noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2, 5-7) the Department of Defense has determined that the portion of the meeting from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. shall be closed to the public. The Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), in consultation with the Office of the DoD General Counsel, has determined in writing that a portion of the committee's meeting will be closed as the discussion will disclose sensitive personnel information, will include matters that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of the agency, will involve accusing a person of a crime or censuring an individual, and may disclose investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes.

Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments to the Board about its approved agenda pertaining to the open portion of this meeting, or at any time on the Board's mission. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. If such statement is not received at least 5 calendar days prior to the Start Printed Page 41997meeting, it may not be provided to or considered by the Board until a later date. The Alternate Designated Federal Officer will compile all timely submissions with the Board's Chairman and ensure such submissions are provided to Board Members before the meeting.

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Dated: July 15, 2014.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2014-16911 Filed 7-17-14; 8:45 am]