[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 13, 2018)]
[Page 6178]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02827]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory 
Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women (ACBCYW)

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is 
seeking nominations for membership on the ACBCYW. The ACBCYW consists 
of 15 experts in fields associated with breast cancer, disease 
prevention, early detection, diagnosis, public health, social 
marketing, genetic screening and counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, 
palliative care, and survivorship in young women, or in related 
disciplines with a specific focus on young women. Nominations are being 
sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary 
to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee's objectives. 
Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields of breast 
health, breast cancer, disease prevention and risk reduction, 
survivorship (including metastatic breast cancer), hereditary breast 
and ovarian cancer (HBOC), or in related disciplines with a specific 
focus on young women. Persons with personal experience with early onset 
breast cancer are also eligible to apply. This includes, but may not be 
limited to breast cancer survivors <45 years of age and caregivers of 
said persons. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. 
Members may be invited to serve up to four-year terms. Selection of 
members is based on candidates' qualifications to contribute to the 
accomplishment of ACBCYW objectives (http://www.cdc.gov/maso/facm/facmacbcyw.html).

DATES: Nominations for membership on the ACBCYW must be received no 
later than March 26, 2018. Packages received after this time will not 
be considered for the current membership cycle.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to Temeika L. Fairley, 
Ph.D. c/o ACBCYW Secretariat, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, 3719 North Peachtree Road, Building 100 Chamblee, Georgia 
30341, or emailed (recommended) to acbcyw@cdc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Temeika L. Fairley, Ph.D., Designated 
Federal Officer, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and 
Health Promotion, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop F-76, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30341; 770-488-4518; acbcyw@cdc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services policy stipulates that committee membership be balanced in 
terms of points of view represented, and the committee's function. 
Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, 
race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV 
status, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. 
Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of 
the U.S. Government. Current participation on federal workgroups or 
prior experience serving on a federal advisory committee does not 
disqualify a candidate; however, HHS policy is to avoid excessive 
individual service on advisory committees and multiple committee 
memberships. Committee members are Special Government Employees, 
requiring the filing of financial disclosure reports at the beginning 
and annually during their terms. CDC reviews potential candidates for 
ACBCYW membership each year, and provides a slate of nominees for 
consideration to the Secretary of HHS for final selection. HHS notifies 
selected candidates of their appointment near the start of the term in 
December 2018, or as soon as the HHS selection process is completed. 
Note that the need for different expertise varies from year to year and 
a candidate who is not selected in one year may be reconsidered in a 
subsequent year.
    Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees 
of the U.S. Government. Candidates should submit the following items:
    [ssquf] Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (telephone numbers, mailing address, email address);
    [ssquf] At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not 
employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
(Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they 
wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not 
employed by an HHS agency (e.g., CDC, NIH, FDA, etc.).
    Nominations may be submitted by the candidate him- or herself, or 
by the person/organization recommending the candidate.
    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 CDC 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. 2018-02827 Filed 2-12-18; 8:45 am]