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Human Genome News, May 1993; 5(1)

NIH Advisory Groups Seek To Merge

Since the initiation of the genome program, the NIH National Center for Human Genome Research has operated with two advisory bodies. They were (1) the Program Advisory Committee on the Human Genome (PAC or PACHG), which focused on strategic planning, and (2) the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research (NACHGR), which was charged with reviewing grants and making funding recommendations. To achieve closer coordination of these increasingly interrelated functions, the two committees will merge into NACHGR. NACHGR, which meets in January, May, and September, will continue to have working groups and subcommittees as needed.

To facilitate interaction between NIH and DOE, a proposed charter amending NACHGR calls for a joint coordinating committee composed of members of NACHGR and the DOE Health and Environmental Research Advisory Committee.


HGMIS Staff

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