[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 72812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25522]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 
Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee Call for Committee 
Membership Nominations

SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Department) 
has created the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee 
(IPRCC) and is seeking nominations for this committee.

DATES: Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Nominations must be submitted through the web form on the 
IPRCC Web site: http://iprcc.nih.gov/about/IPRCC-Nomination.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Porter, porterl@ninds.nih.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As specified in Public Law 111-148 
(``Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act'') the Committee will: 
(a) Develop a summary of advances in pain care research supported or 
conducted by the Federal agencies relevant to the diagnosis, 
prevention, and treatment of pain and diseases and disorders associated 
with pain; (b) identify critical gaps in basic and clinical research on 
the symptoms and causes of pain; (c) make recommendations to ensure 
that the activities of the National Institutes of Health and other 
Federal agencies are free of unnecessary duplication of effort; (d) 
make recommendations on how best to disseminate information on pain 
care; and (e) make recommendations on how to expand partnerships 
between public entities and private entities to expand collaborative, 
cross-cutting research.
    Membership on the committee will include six (6) non-Federal 
members from among scientists, physicians, and other health 
professionals and six (6) non-Federal members of the general public who 
are representatives of leading research, advocacy, and service 
organizations for individuals with pain-related conditions. Members 
will serve overlapping three year terms. It is anticipated that the 
committee will meet at least once a year.
    The Department strives to ensure that the membership of HHS Federal 
advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points of view 
represented and the committee's function. Every effort is made to 
ensure that the views of diverse ethnic and racial groups and people 
with disabilities are represented on HHS Federal advisory committees, 
and the Department therefore, encourages nominations of qualified 
candidates from these groups. The Department also encourages geographic 
diversity in the composition of the Committee. Appointment to this 
Committee shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, 
race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural, 
religious, or socioeconomic status.
    The Department is soliciting nominations for three non-federal 
members from among scientists, physicians, and other health 
professionals and for three non-federal members of the general public 
who represent a leading research, advocacy, or service organization for 
people with pain-related conditions. These candidates will be 
considered to fill positions opened through completion of current 
member terms. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2016, using 
the IPRCC nomination web form: http://iprcc.nih.gov/about/IPRCC-Nomination.htm.

    Dated: October 14, 2016.
Walter J. Koroshetz,
Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 
National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-25522 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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