[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 110 (Tuesday, June 9, 1998)]
[Page 31506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-15195]



Food and Drug Administration

Request for Nominations for Members on Public Advisory 
Committees; Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting 
nominations for members to serve on the Veterinary Medicine Advisory 
Committee (the Committee) in FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine.

    FDA has a special interest in ensuring that women, minority groups, 
and the physically challenged are adequately represented on advisory 
committees and, therefore, extends particular encouragement to 
nominations for appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.

DATES: No cutoff date is established for receipt of nominations.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for membership should be submitted to 
Jacquelyn L. Pace (address below).

Veterinary Medicine (HFV-200), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 
Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-6650.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FDA is requesting nominations for members to 
serve on the Committee. The function of the Committee is to review and 
evaluate available data concerning safety and effectiveness of marketed 
and investigational new animal drugs, feeds, and devices for use in the 
treatment and prevention of animal disease and increased animal 

Criteria for Members

    Persons nominated for membership on the Committee shall have 
adequately diversified experience that is appropriate to the work of 
the Committee in such fields as companion animal medicine, food animal 
medicine, avian medicine, microbiology, biometrics, toxicology, 
pathology, pharmacology, animal science, public health/epidemiology, 
minor species/minor use veterinary medicine, and chemistry. The 
specialized training and experience necessary to qualify the nominee as 
an expert suitable for appointment is subject to review, but may 
include experience in medical practice, teaching, and/or research 
relevant to the field of activity of the Committee. The term of office 
is 4 years.
    As of November 1, 1998, the Committee will have three vacancies in 
the areas of animal science, veterinary toxicology, and veterinary 
microbiology. However, membership nominations are not limited to these 
three areas.

Nomination Procedures

    Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified persons 
for membership on the Committee. Nominations shall state that the 
nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Committee and appears to 
have no conflict of interest that would preclude committee membership. 
A current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae should be included. 
Potential candidates will be asked by FDA to provide detailed 
information concerning such matters as employment, financial holdings, 
consultancies, and research grants or contracts in order to permit 
evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest.
    This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to advisory committees.

    Dated: May 29, 1998.
Michael A. Friedman,
Deputy Commissioner for Operations.
[FR Doc. 98-15195 Filed 6-8-98; 8:45 am]