Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton.

The Rocky Mountain Laboratories Community Liaison Group (RML CLG) is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 20. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Golden Age Club, 727 S. 5th St. in Hamilton.

Agenda items include reports on:

• Field research: Viruses in our backyard.

• RML construction projects.

• Recent and upcoming RML happenings.

The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

The RML CLG includes representatives from local government, education, business, medical and emergency services, and community and civic groups. The RML CLG represents a long-term commitment to structured interactions with the community. The group began meeting in 2002.

RML is a component of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), based in Bethesda, Maryland. NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide—to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at http://www.niaid.nih.gov.

The NIH—The Nation's Medical Research Agency—includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.