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Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Quarterly meeting notice.

SUMMARY:

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”).

DATES:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. (Open Session) and 10:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. (Closed Session).

ADDRESSES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jennifer Nuetzi James, Designated Federal Officer, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, D3002, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; telephone 301-295-3066; email jennifer.nuetzi-james@usuhs.edu.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense through the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, on academic and administrative matters critical to the full accreditation and successful operation of the University. These actions are necessary for the University to pursue its mission, which is to educate, train and comprehensively prepare uniformed services health professionals, officers, scientists and leaders to support the Military and Public Health Systems, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of the Uniformed Services.

Agenda: The actions scheduled to occur include the approval of the minutes from the Board meeting held on August 5, 2015; recommendations regarding the awarding of post-baccalaureate degrees; recommendations regarding the approval of faculty appointments and promotions; and recommendations regarding award nominations. The Board Chair will present information on the University Presidential Search Subcommittee. The USU President will provide a report on recent actions affecting academic and operational aspects of the University. The Dean for the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and the Dean for the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing will provide incoming class information. The Executive Dean of the Postgraduate Dental College will report on academic program information. Member reports will include updates from the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Vice President for External Affairs. The University Faculty Senate will report on relevant faculty issues. The University Inspector General (IG) will provide an update on IG issues. An overview of the Measures of Effectiveness in Defense Engagement and Learning (MODEL) and global health impacts will be presented. A brief overview of the Tri-Service Center for Oral Health Studies will be presented. A closed session will be held, after the open session, to discuss active investigations and personnel actions.

Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to Federal statute and regulations (5 U.S.C. Appendix, 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 10:40 a.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Jennifer Nuetzi James five business days prior to the meeting, 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 10:40 a.m. to 11:10 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 allegations of a person having committed 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 this meeting or at any time regarding the Board's mission. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written statements that do not pertain to a scheduled meeting of the Board may be submitted at any time. However, if individual comments pertain to a specific topic being discussed at the planned meeting, then these statements must be received at least 5 calendar days prior to the meeting, otherwise, the comments may not be provided to or Start Printed Page 61184considered by the Board until a later date. The Designated Federal Officer will compile all timely submissions with the Board's Chair and ensure such submissions are provided to Board Members before the meeting.

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Dated: October 6, 2015.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2015-25762 Filed 10-8-15; 8:45 am]

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