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Meeting of the Science Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological Research

Center Date Time Location
NCTR August 12, 2008

August 13, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NCTR SAB Conference Room B-12
3900 NCTR Dr.
Jefferson, AR 72079

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Stevens Spine Center, Hamlin Board Room
501 Jack Stevens Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72205


On August 12, 2008, the SAB will hear presentations from the NCTR Divisions that will update them on ongoing research activities. The SAB will be presented with the responses to two evaluations, one of the Division of Microbiology and one of the Division of Biochemical Toxicology. The evaluation of the Division of Microbiology was the product of an on-site review visit conducted of the Division in August 2007. The evaluation of the Division of Biochemical Toxicology was the product of an on-site review in April 2008. The responses will address the issues raised and recommendations made by the site visit teams.

On August 13, 2008, the NCTR Director will provide a Center-wide update on scientific endeavors and will discuss the NCTR realignment and strategic focus.

Closed Committee Deliberations
On August 13, 2008, from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (6)). This portion of the meeting will be closed to permit discussion of issues related to personnel progress and promotion.

Meeting Materials

Public Participation Information

On August 12, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and August 13, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.

Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by August 4, 2008.

Contact Information

FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting.

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

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