Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort, 75119 [E8-29246]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices (NIOSH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. 2008, as provided for under 42 U.S.C. 7384q(b), the Secretary of HHS designated the following class of employees as an addition to the SEC: SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice as required by 42 CFR 83.12(e) of a decision to evaluate a petition to designate a class of employees at the Vitro Manufacturing in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, to be included in the Special Exposure Cohort under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. The initial proposed definition for the class being evaluated, subject to revision as warranted by the evaluation, is as follows: Facility: Vitro Manufacturing. Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employer employees. Period of Employment: August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1957. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Elliott, Director, Office of Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C–46, Cincinnati, OH 45226, Telephone 513– 533–6800 (this is not a toll-free number). Information requests can also be submitted by e-mail to OCAS@CDC.GOV. This designation became effective on November 23, 2008, as provided for under 42 U.S.C. 7384l(14)(C). Hence, beginning on November 23, 2008, members of this class of employees, defined as reported in this notice, became members of the Special Exposure Cohort. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Elliott, Director, Office of Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C–46, Cincinnati, OH 45226, Telephone 513– 533–6800 (this is not a toll-free number). Information requests can also be submitted by e-mail to OCAS@CDC.GOV. Dated: December 4, 2008. Christine M. Branche, Acting Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. E8–29244 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] Dated: December 5, 2008. Christine M. Branche, Acting Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. E8–29246 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Office of the Secretary Findings of Scientific Misconduct Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice concerning the final effect of the HHS decision to designate a class of employees at Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory in Middletown, Connecticut, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On October 24, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 All employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, and DOE contractors or subcontractors who worked at the Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory in Middletown, CT, from January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1965 for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days occurring either solely under this employment or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort. AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Assistant Secretary for Health have taken final action in the following case: Homer D. Venters, Jr., M.D., University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign: Based on the report of an investigation conducted by the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC) and extensive additional image analysis conducted by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) found that Dr. Homer D. Venters, former graduate student, Neuroscience PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75119 Program, UIUC, engaged in scientific misconduct in research supported by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), awards R01 MH051569 and F30 MH12558 and National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH, award R01 AG06246. Specifically, PHS found that the Respondent committed misconduct in science: • By intentionally and knowingly preparing and including duplicate image data in Figures 5 and 10 of PHS fellowship application F31 MH12558, ‘‘Neurodegeneration via TNF-alpha inhibition of IGF–1,’’ submitted in 1999, which was funded as F30 MH12558 from June 1, 2000, to May 31, 2003. Because the duplicate data were labeled as having been obtained from different experiments, the results for at least one of the two figures were intentionally falsified and constitute an act of scientific misconduct. • By intentionally and knowingly preparing and including duplicate image data in Figure 3 and/or 4 of a manuscript submitted and published as: Venters, H.D., et al. ‘‘A New Mechanism of Neurodegeneration: A Proinflammatory Cytokine Inhibits Receptor Signaling by a Survival Peptide.’’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 96:9879– 9884, 1999. • By preparing and providing to his dissertation committee in March 2000 a thesis proposal entitled ‘‘An Alternate Mechanism of Neurodegeneration: Silencing of Insulin-like Growth FactorI survival signals by Tumor Necrosis Factor-a,’’ which contained five falsified figures: Figures 1.3, 1.4a, 2.1b, 2.3e, and 2.5b. In each figure, he reused data within the same figure or in another thesis proposal figure as representing differently treated samples or as data obtained with different immunoblotting antisera. • In March and April 2001, Respondent included several of the same falsified figures as in the thesis proposal and multiple additional falsified figures in his dissertation ‘‘Silencing of Insulin-like Growth Factor I Neuronal Survival Signals by Tumor Necrosis Factor-a.’’ In all, Figures 3.3, 3.4a, 3.4b, 4.1b, 4.3a, 4.5b, 5.1a, 5.2, 5.4a, 5.5a, 5.6a, 5.7a, and 5.8a were falsified. In each instance, he assembled figures by reusing significant data, on some occasions after manipulating the orientation of the data, either within the same figure or in other figures related to his thesis and represented the data falsely as coming from different samples or different experiments. Dr. Venters has entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition 
to the Special Exposure Cohort

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gives notice 
concerning the final effect of the HHS decision to designate a class of 
employees at Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory in 
Middletown, Connecticut, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort 
(SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation 
Program Act of 2000. On October 24, 2008, as provided for under 42 
U.S.C. 7384q(b), the Secretary of HHS designated the following class of 
employees as an addition to the SEC:

    All employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor 
agencies, and DOE contractors or subcontractors who worked at the 
Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory in Middletown, CT, 
from January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1965 for a number of work 
days aggregating at least 250 work days occurring either solely 
under this employment or in combination with work days within the 
parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in 
the Special Exposure Cohort.

    This designation became effective on November 23, 2008, as provided 
for under 42 U.S.C. 7384l(14)(C). Hence, beginning on November 23, 
2008, members of this class of employees, defined as reported in this 
notice, became members of the Special Exposure Cohort.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Elliott, Director, Office of 
Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C-46, Cincinnati, 
OH 45226, Telephone 513-533-6800 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Information requests can also be submitted by e-mail to OCAS@CDC.GOV.

    Dated: December 5, 2008.
Christine M. Branche,
Acting Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E8-29246 Filed 12-9-08; 8:45 am]
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