[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 13, 2012)]
[Page 14805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6071]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Request for Nominations of Candidates to Serve on the Advisory 
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for membership on the ACIP. The 
ACIP consists of 15 experts in fields associated with immunization, who 
are selected by the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and 
Human Services to provide advice and guidance to the Secretary, the 
Assistant Secretary for Health, and the CDC on the control of vaccine-
preventable diseases. The role of the ACIP is to provide advice that 
will lead to a reduction in the incidence of vaccine preventable 
diseases in the United States, and an increase in the safe use of 
vaccines and related biological products. The committee also 
establishes, reviews, and as appropriate, revises the list of vaccines 
for administration to children eligible to receive vaccines through the 
Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.
    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 field of immunization practices; multi-disciplinary expertise in 
public health; expertise in the use of vaccines and immunologic agents 
in both clinical and preventive medicine; knowledge of vaccine 
development, evaluation, and vaccine delivery; or knowledge about 
consumer perspectives and/or social and community aspects of 
immunization programs. Federal employees will not be considered for 
membership. Members may be invited to serve for four-year terms. The 
next cycle of selection of candidates will begin in the fall of 2012, 
for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose terms will 
end on June 30, 2013.
    Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to 
contribute to the accomplishment of ACIP objectives (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip). 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. 
Consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas 
within the U.S., as well as gender, race, ethnicity, 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 (telephone numbers, fax number, mailing address, email 
     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 HHS.
    Nominations should be submitted (postmarked or received) by 
November 16, 2012 (for consideration for term beginning July 2013.) All 
files must be submitted electronically as email attachments to:
     Ms. Stephanie Thomas, c/o ACIP Secretariat, 
     Nominations may be submitted by the candidate 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Dated: March 6, 2012.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-6071 Filed 3-12-12; 8:45 am]