Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meetings

 
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Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2018)

Notices

Pages 58814-58815

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2018-25405

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meetings

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Federal Advisory Committee Act that the subcommittees of the Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board (JBL/CS SMRB) will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the dates indicated below (unless otherwise listed):

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Subcommittee Date Location

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Pulmonary Medicine.................... November 14, 2018........... 20 F Conference Center.

Surgery............................... November 14, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Oncology-B............................ November 14, 2018............ Phoenix Park Hotel.

Infectious Diseases-B................. November 15, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Oncology-A/D.......................... November 15, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Hematology............................ November 16, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Oncology-C............................ November 16, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Cellular & Molecular Medicine......... November 19, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Nephrology............................ November 27, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Oncology-E............................ November 27, 2018........... 20 F Conference Center.

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Immunology & Dermatology-A............ November 28, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Infectious Diseases-A................. November 28, 2018............ VA Central Office.*

Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences-B. November 28-29, 2018......... 20 F Conference Center.

Neurobiology-C........................ November 28, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Endocrinology-A....................... November 29, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Neurobiology-E........................ November 30, 2018............ 20 F Conference Center.

Cardiovascular Studies-A.............. December 3, 2018............. Phoenix Park Hotel.

Endocrinology-B....................... December 3, 2018............. 20 F Conference Center.

Neurobiology-B........................ December 3, 2018............. 20 F Conference Center.

Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences-A. December 4, 2018............. 20 F Conference Center.

Special Emphasis Panel on Million December 4, 2018............. VA Central Office.*

Veteran Prog Proj.

Neurobiology-F........................ December 5, 2018............ VA Central Office.*

Cardiovascular Studies-B.............. December 6, 2018............. 20 F Conference Center.

Epidemiology.......................... December 6, 2018............. Phoenix Park Hotel.

Gastroenterology...................... December 6, 2018............. 20 F Conference Center.

Neurobiology-A........................ December 7, 2018............. 20 F Conference Center.

Neurobiology-D........................ December 7, 2018............. 20 F Conference Center.

Gulf War Research..................... December 7, 2018............. Phoenix Park Hotel.

Special Panel for Sheep Review........ December 11, 2018............ VA Central Office.*

Eligibility........................... January 18, 2018............. 20 F Conference Center.

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The addresses of the meeting sites are: 20 F Conference Center, 20 F Street NW, Washington, DC; Phoenix Park

Hotel, 520 North Capital Street NW, Washington, DC; VA Central Office, 1100 First Street NE, Suite 600,

Washington, DC.

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* Teleconference.

The purpose of the subcommittees is to provide advice on the scientific quality, budget, safety and mission relevance of investigator-initiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review evaluation. Proposals submitted for review include various medical specialties within the general areas of biomedical, behavioral and clinical science research.

These subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public for the review, discussion, and evaluation of initial and renewal research proposals, which involve reference to staff and consultant critiques of research proposals. Discussions will deal with scientific merit of each proposal and qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Additionally, premature disclosure of research information could significantly obstruct implementation of proposed agency action regarding the research proposals. As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92-463, as amended by Public Law 94-409, closing the subcommittee meetings is in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B).

Those who would like to obtain a copy of the minutes from the closed subcommittee meetings and rosters of the subcommittee members should contact Holly Krull, Ph.D., Manager, Merit Review Program (10P9B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 632-8522 or email at email protected.

Dated: November 16, 2018.

LaTonya L. Small,

Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.

FR Doc. 2018-25405 Filed 11-20-18; 8:45 am

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