[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 155 (Monday, August 14, 2017)]
[Pages 37859-37860]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17129]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meeting of Board of Scientific Counselors BSC National Center for 
Injury Prevention

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the 
following meeting of the aforementioned committee. This meeting is open 
to the public. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by 
joining the teleconference at the USA toll-free, dial-in number, 1-877-
492-3517 and the passcode is 2576415. The phone line has 75 ports 
available for teleconference participants. The meeting room will only 
accommodate 50 people. There will be 15 minutes allotted on Wednesday, 
September 27, 2017 from 11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. for public comments. The 
public is welcome to submit written comment in advance of the meeting, 
to the contact person listed below. Written comments received in 
advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the 

DATES: The meeting will be held on September 26, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 
4:40 p.m., EDT, and September 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., EDT.

ADDRESSES: Crown Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford 
Dunwoody Road NE., Atlanta, 30346 and via Teleconference: Dial-In 
Number: 1-877-492-3517, Participant Code: 2576415.

M.S.E.H., Deputy Associate Director for Science, NCIPC, CDC, 4770 
Buford Highway NE., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone (770) 
488-1430. Email address: [email protected].

    Purpose: The Board will: (1) Conduct, encourage, cooperate with, 
and assist other appropriate public health authorities, scientific 
institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, 
investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to 
the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical 
and mental diseases, and other impairments; (2) assist States and their 
political subdivisions in preventing and suppressing communicable and 
non-communicable diseases and other preventable conditions and in 
promoting health and well-being; and (3) conduct and assist in research 
and control activities related to injury.
    The Board of Scientific Counselors makes recommendations regarding 
policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities; and reviews progress 
toward injury prevention goals and provides evidence in injury 
prevention-related research and programs. The Board also provides 
advice on the appropriate balance of intramural and extramural 
research, the structure, progress and performance of intramural 
programs. The Board is designed to provide guidance on extramural 
scientific program matters, including the: (1) Review of extramural 
research concepts for funding opportunity announcements; (2) conduct of 
Secondary Peer Review of extramural research grants, cooperative 
agreements, and contracts applications received in response to the 
funding opportunity announcements as it relates to the Center's 
programmatic balance and mission; (3) submission of secondary review 
recommendations to the Center Director of applications to be considered 
for funding support; (4) review of research portfolios, and (5) review 
of program proposals.
    Matters To Be Considered: The Board of Scientific Counselors Agenda 
for the two-day meeting will be: September 26, 2017--Will discuss 
science matters to include research strategies needed to guide the 
Center's focus, as well as updates on the NCIPC extramural research 
program, the National Intimate and Sexual Violence Workgroup, and the 
Pediatric Mild-Traumatic Injury Workgroup. September 27, 2017--Will 
discuss science matters to include the Essentials for Childhood 
Workgroup Portfolio Review, the Suicide Strategic Plan, and Opioid 
Overdose CDC Coordination/Strategic Directions. Agenda items are 
subject to change as priorities dictate.
    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

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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. 2017-17129 Filed 8-11-17; 8:45 am]