[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 215 (Tuesday, November 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 66620]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27053]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Request for Nominations for Candidates To Serve on the National 
Public Health Surveillance and Biosurveillance Advisory Committee 
(NPHSBAC)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting 
nominations for possible membership on the National Public Health 
Surveillance and Biosurveillance Advisory Committee (NPHSBAC). This 
committee provides advice and guidance to the Secretary of the 
Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention, regarding the broad range of issues 
impacting the human health component of biosurveillance. The Committee 
will ensure that the Federal Government is meeting the goal of enabling 
State and local government public health surveillance capabilities. 
Specifically, this includes recommendations related to both traditional 
and innovative information sources of human health related data from 
State and local government public health authorities and appropriate 
private sector health care entities. This also includes recommendations 
to enable healthcare and public health information exchange.
    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 upon expertise 
in the field of public health surveillance and biosurveillance; multi-
disciplinary expertise in public health; scientific and technical 
expertise. Whenever possible, nominees should be acknowledged experts 
in their fields whose credibility is beyond question. All nominees 
should have demonstrated skills in critical evaluation of data and 
communication skills necessary to promote efficient and effective 
deliberations.
    Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members 
may be invited to serve up to four-year terms. Consideration is given 
to representation from diverse geographic areas, both genders, ethnic 
and minority groups, and the disabled. Nominees must be U.S. citizens.
    The following information must be submitted for each candidate: 
Name, affiliation, address, telephone number, and current curriculum 
vitae. Email addresses are requested if available.
    Nominations should be sent, in writing, and postmarked by November 
30, 2012 to: Vernellia Johnson, Management and Program Analyst, Public 
Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and 
Laboratory Services, 2500 Century Center Boulevard, Room 3017, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30345 or via email to hft9@cdc.gov. 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 CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 
Registry.

    Dated: October 26, 2012.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-27053 Filed 11-5-12; 8:45 am]
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