[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Pages 6008-6009]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02082]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Interagency 
Committee on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the 
Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health (ICSH), Office on Smoking 
and Health (OSH).
    The ICSH consists of five members appointed by the Secretary from 
physicians and scientists who represent private entities involved in 
informing the public about the health effects of smoking. The members 
are selected by the Secretary, HHS. The committee provides advice and 
guidance to the Secretary, HHS, and the Director, CDC regarding (a) 
coordination of all research and education programs and other 
activities within the Department and with other Federal, State, local 
and private agencies and (b) establishment and maintenance of liaison 
with appropriate private entities, Federal agencies, and State and 
local public health agencies with respect to smoking and health 
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and 
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the 
committee's objectives. More information is available on the ICSH, OSH 
Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/ICSH/index.htm.
    Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field of 
tobacco control and multi-disciplinary expertise in public health. 
Additionally, desirable qualifications include: (1) Knowledge of 
emerging tobacco control policies and experience in analyzing, 
evaluating, and interpreting Federal, State and/or local health or 
regulatory policy; or (2) knowledge of emerging tobacco products and 
the evolving environment of tobacco control and expertise in developing 
or contributing to the development of policies and/or programs; or (3) 
familiarity of rapid and emerging surveillance systems that will allow 
for the timely evaluation of tobacco product regulation and/or the 
impact of tobacco control interventions.
    Federal employees will not be considered for membership.
    Members may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years. The 
U.S. Department of Health and Human

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Services policy stipulates that committee membership shall be balanced 
in terms of professional training and background, points of view 
represented, and the committee's function. In addition to a broad range 
of expertise, consideration is given to a broad representation of 
geographic areas within the U.S., with diverse representation of both 
genders, ethnic and racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. 
Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of 
the U.S. Government.
    Candidates should submit the following items:
     Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, 
email address).
     A letter of recommendation from person(s) not employed by 
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
     A statement indicating the nominee's willingness to 
potentially serve as a member of the Committee.
    Nominations should be submitted electronically or in writing, and 
must be postmarked by February 19, 2016 and sent to: Ms. Monica Swann, 
NCCDPHP, CDC, 395 E. Street SW., Room 9167, MS P06, Washington, DC 
20024. (Email address: [email protected]). Telephone and facsimile 
submissions cannot be accepted.
    The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been 
delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to 
announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for 
both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2016-02082 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]