[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 210 (Thursday, October 30, 2014)]
[Page 64602]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25777]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of 
Scientific Counselors (BSC), Office of Public Health Preparedness and 
Response (OPHPR)

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the 
Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness 
and Response (BSC, OPHPR).
    The BSC, OPHPR consists of 11 experts in the fields associated with 
public health preparedness and response. This board provides advice and 
guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS), the Director, CDC, and the Director, OPHPR, concerning 
strategies and goals for the programs within the divisions; conducts 
peer-review of scientific programs; and monitors the overall strategic 
direction and focus of the divisions. The BSC, OPHPR may perform 
second-level peer review of applications for grants-in-aid for research 
and research training activities, cooperative agreements, and research 
contract proposals relating to the broad areas within the office. 
Nominations are being sought for individuals who have the expertise and 
qualifications necessary to contribute to accomplishment of the board's 
objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields 
relevant to the issues addressed by the divisions within the 
coordinating office, including: Business, crisis leadership, emergency 
response and management, engineering, epidemiology, health policy and 
management, informatics, laboratory science, medicine, mental and 
behavioral health, public health law, public health practice, risk 
communication, and social science. Federal employees will not be 
considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for terms of 
up to four years.
    The next cycle of selection of candidates will begin in the winter 
of 2015, for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose 
terms will end on September 30, 2015. Selection of members is based on 
candidates' qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of OPHPR 
objectives (http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/science/counselors.htm). 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 board's function. 
Consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas 
within the U.S., with equitable representation of gender, all ethnic 
and racial groups, and persons with disabilities. 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.
    The deadline for receipt of all application materials (for 
consideration for term beginning October 1, 2015) is January 16, 2015. 
All files must be submitted electronically as email attachments to: CDR 
Christye Brown, c/o BSC OPHPR Coordinator, email: cbrown12@cdc.gov.
    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.

Claudette Grant,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Service Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2014-25777 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]