[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 48 (Monday, March 12, 2018)]
[Pages 10729-10730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04927]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Board of 
Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and 
Control, (BSC, NCIPC)

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC is seeking 
nominations for membership on the BSC, NCIPC. The BSC, NCIPC consists 
of 18 experts in fields associated with surveillance, basic 
epidemiologic research, intervention research, and implementation, 
dissemination, and evaluation of promising and evidence-based 
strategies for the prevention of injury and violence. 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 knowledgeable in the pertinent disciplines involved in injury and 
violence prevention, including, but not limited to, epidemiologists, 
statisticians, trauma surgeons, rehabilitation medicine specialists, 
behavioral scientists, health economists, program evaluation 
specialists, political science, law, criminology and specialists in 
various aspects of injury management. Federal employees will not be 
considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for four-
year terms.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the NCIPC BSC must be received no 
later than June 1, 2018. Packages received after this time will not be 
considered for the current membership cycle.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be emailed to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Gwendolyn Haile Cattledge, 
Designated Federal Official for the NCIPC BSC, telephone (770) 488-
1430, Email: [email protected].

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

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terms. CDC reviews potential candidates for the BSC, NCIPC 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 August 31, 2019, 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.).
    [ssquf] 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. 2018-04927 Filed 3-9-18; 8:45 am]