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Cablegate: Response Re Proposed Nih Research Project

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHJA #9269 2060641
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 250641Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7718

UNCLAS JAKARTA 009269

SIPDIS

HHS/NIH/FIC PASS TO ERICA OLSON

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO OSCI KSCA ID
SUBJECT: RESPONSE RE PROPOSED NIH RESEARCH PROJECT

REF: STATE 120136

1. In response to reftel, Embassy sees no potential U.S.
foreign policy concerns regarding NIH's proposed award to
the research project entitled "Prospective Studies of Avian
Influenza Transmission in Asia," No. AI068803, pending human
subject approval. Post understands research institutions
involved are the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and the
Naval Medical Research Unit 2 (NAMRU-2) in Jakarta,
Indonesia. Please note that this Naval Medical Research
laboratory is operated by USG personnel and the principal
investigator is a USG employee. Please also note that State
120136 incorrectly lists the laboratory as Naval Medical
Research Center Detachment, APO AA 34031, which is for the
Naval Laboratory in Peru. The correct listing for Indonesia
should be NAMRU-2, FPO AP 96520-8132.

PASCOE

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