Notice of Public Meetings on the Internal Reorganization of the National Human Genome Research Institute

Notice Number: NOT-HG-12-004

Key Dates

Release Date:  January 11, 2012

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National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform the public that pursuant to section 401(d)(4) of the Public Health Service Act (42 USC sec. 281(d)(4)), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will host a series of meetings to enable public discussion of the Institute’s proposal to reorganize its internal structure. The proposed reorganization reflects the expanding scope of NHGRI’s research portfolio in response to the priorities detailed in the Institute’s new strategic plan for genomics research (entitled “Charting a Course for Genomic Medicine from Base Pairs to Bedside”), which was published in the journal Nature in February 2011 (Green, E.D., Guyer, M.S. Nature. (470)204-213. 2011.)

The first public meeting will take place as a webinar and teleconference on January 18, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. EST. The second public meeting will take place on February 13, 2012, during the open session of the 64th meeting of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.  The agenda for each meeting will include presentations and discussion about the proposed internal reorganization.  Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on NHGRI’s proposal.  Draft agendas, background materials on the proposed reorganization, logistical information regarding the two public meetings, and updated information will be available at


Please direct all inquiries to:

Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, Room 4B09
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone:  301-496-0844

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