[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 205 (Monday, October 25, 2010)]
[Page 65495]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-26937]



National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; 
Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee; Call for Nominations

    The Department of Health and Human Services has created the 
Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee and is seeking 
nominations for this committee. As specified in Public Law 111-148 
(``Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act'') the Committee will: 
(a) Develop a summary of advances in pain care research supported or 
conducted by the Federal agencies relevant to the diagnosis, 
prevention, and treatment of pain and diseases and disorders associated 
with pain; (b) identify critical gaps in basic and clinical research on 
the symptoms and causes of pain; (c) make recommendations to ensure 
that the activities of the National Institutes of Health and other 
Federal agencies are free of unnecessary duplication of effort; (d) 
make recommendations on how best to disseminate information on pain 
care; and (e) make recommendations on how to expand partnerships 
between public entities and private entities to expand collaborative, 
cross-cutting research.
    Membership on the committee will include six (6) non-Federal 
members from among scientists, physicians, and other health 
professionals and six (6) non-Federal members of the general public who 
are representatives of leading research, advocacy, and service 
organizations for individuals with pain-related conditions. Members 
will serve overlapping three year terms. It is anticipated that the 
committee will meet at least once a year.
    The Department strives to ensure that the membership of HHS Federal 
advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points of view 
represented and the committee's function. Every effort is made to 
ensure that the views of women, all ethnic and racial groups, and 
people with disabilities are represented on HHS Federal advisory 
committees and, therefore, the Department encourages nominations of 
qualified candidates from these groups. The Department also encourages 
geographic diversity in the composition of the Committee. Appointment 
to this Committee shall be made without discrimination on the basis of 
age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and 
cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status.
    Nominations are due by COB November 26, 2010, and should be sent to 
Amy Adams, PhD, NIDCR/NIH, 31 Center Drive, Room 5B55, MSC-2190, 
Bethesda MD 20892-2190, adamsamy@mail.nih.gov by either USPS mail or e-
mail. Nominations should include contact information and a current 
curriculum vitae or resume.

    Dated: October 18, 2010.
Amy Adams,
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National 
Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-26937 Filed 10-22-10; 8:45 am]