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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-1741


Health Research Advisory Committee Public Hearing and Meeting

[35 Pa.B. 5197]

   The Health Research Advisory Committee (Committee) of the Department of Health (Department) will hold a public hearing on November 21, 2005, and a meeting on November 22, 2005, at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers, Corner of Second and Market Streets, Harrisburg, PA.

   The primary purpose of the public hearing is to obtain suggestions for health research priorities under the Tobacco Settlement/Act 77, Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program for the State Fiscal Year 2006-07. Current and past State fiscal year priorities for both formula funded and nonformula funded health research are posted on the Department's website at

   The public hearing will be held on November 21, 2005, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Public comments must be submitted by e-mail to John Koch at by 2:30 p.m. on October 24, 2005. Persons wishing to present written statements orally at the public hearing must contact John Koch at (717) 783-2548 by 2:30 p.m. on October 24, 2005, to make a reservation for testifying at the hearing.

   Written comments must be limited to no more than five single-spaced typewritten pages. Comments should recommend research on one or more health related issues that have a significant impact on the health of Pennsylvanians. Although comments may include data supporting the significance of a particular health related issue, written comments should identify, in priority order, the specific research issues and questions that need to be addressed. Testimony should include the specific aims of the research being proposed.

   Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes. Prior to the public hearing, a copy of written comments will be provided to the Committee members for their review. Therefore, oral presentations should not repeat the written comments but instead should focus on the highlights or key research issues contained in the written comments. If time permits, 2 minutes will be allowed for questions and answers following the oral testimony. Persons will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis, as time permits. Oral testimony that is duplicative of previously presented testimony may not be allowed if time is limited.

   On November 22, 2005, a meeting of the Committee will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to review the findings of the nonformula health research projects related to health disparities and to discuss the research priorities for the State Fiscal Year 2006-07.

   The hearing and meeting are open to the public. No reservations are required to attend the hearing or meeting, but those wishing to present oral testimony at the public hearing must submit their written comments in advance in accordance with the guidance provided previously.

   For additional information, contact Patricia W. Potrzebowski, Director, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research or Robin C. Cohick, Administrative Officer, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research, 555 Walnut Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914 or (717) 783-2548.

   Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing or meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation should contact Patricia W. Potrzebowski or Robin Cohick at (717) 783-2548 or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Services at (800) 654-5984 (TT).

   The hearing and meeting are subject to cancellation without notice.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-1741. Filed for public inspection September 16, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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