[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 130 (Monday, July 8, 2013)]
[Pages 40744-40745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16182]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of 
Scientific Counselors (BSC), Office of Infectious Diseases (OID)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting 
nominations for possible membership on the BSC, OID. This board 
consists of 17 experts in fields related to infectious diseases who are 
selected by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS). The board advises the HHS Secretary; the CDC Director; 
the OID Director; and the Directors of the National Center for 
Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), the National Center for 
Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), and the National 
Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) 
concerning strategies, goals, and priorities for the programs and 
research within the national centers, and monitors the overall 
strategic direction and focus of OID and the national centers.
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and 
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the 
board's mission. Nominees will be selected by the HHS Secretary or 
designee from authorities knowledgeable in the fields of infectious 
diseases and related disciplines, including epidemiology, microbiology, 
bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, immunology, public 
health, entomology, clinical medicine, and veterinary medicine, as well 
as from the general public. Members may be invited to serve for terms 
of up to four years.
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates 
that committee membership shall be balanced in terms of professional 
training and background, points of view represented, and the 
committee's function. In addition to a broad range of expertise, 
consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas 
within the U.S., with diverse representation of both genders, ethnic 
and racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be 
U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. 
    Candidates should submit the following items:
     Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (name,

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affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, email address)
     A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of 
the candidate.
    Nomination materials must be postmarked by July 31, 2013, and sent 
to: Kim Distel, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop D10, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30333, telephone (404) 639-2100.
    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. 2013-16182 Filed 7-5-13; 8:45 am]