[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 47 (Monday, March 11, 2013)]
[Page 15370]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05560]

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Advisory 
Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for membership on the Advisory 
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACIP consists of 15 
experts in fields associated with immunization, who are selected by the 
Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services 
(DHHS) 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 
2013, for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose 
terms will end on June 30, 2014. Selection of members is based on 
candidates' qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of ACIP 
objectives (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/index.html).
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates 
that committee membership be balanced in terms of professional training 
and background, points of view represented, and the committee's 
function. Consideration is given to a broad representation of 
geographic areas within the U.S., with equitable representation of the 
sexes, ethnic and racial minorities, 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:
    [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 HHS (e.g., CDC, NIH, FDA, etc.).

    The deadline for receipt of all application materials (for 
consideration for term beginning July 1, 2014) is November 15, 2013. 
All files must be submitted electronically as email attachments to: 
Mrs. Felicia Betancourt, c/o ACIP Secretariat, Email: 
[email protected].
    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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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. 2013-05560 Filed 3-8-13; 8:45 am]