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The USPSTF, a standing, independent panel of non-Federal experts that makes evidence-based recommendations to the health care community and the public regarding the provision of clinical preventive services, see 42 U.S.C. 299b– 4(a), is composed of members appointed to serve for four-year terms with an option for a one-year or two-year extension. New members are selected each year to replace those members who are completing their appointments. Individuals nominated but not appointed in previous years, as well as those newly nominated, are considered in the annual selection process. USPSTF members meet three times a year for two days in the Washington, DC area. Between meetings, member duties include reviewing and preparing comments (off site) on systematic evidence reviews prior to discussing and making recommendations on preventive services, drafting final recommendation documents, and participating in workgroups on specific topics or methods. A diversity of perspectives is valuable to the work of the USPSTF. To help obtain a diversity of perspectives among nominees, AHRQ particularly encourages nominations of women, members of minority populations, and persons with disabilities. Interested individuals can self nominate. Organizations and individuals may nominate one or more persons qualified for membership on the USPSTF. Qualification Requirements: The mission of the USPSTF is to review the scientific evidence related to the effectiveness and appropriateness of clinical preventive services for the purpose of developing recommendations for the health care community. Therefore, in order to qualify for the USPSTF, an applicant or nominee MUST demonstrate the following: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. Knowledge and experience in the critical evaluation of research published in peer reviewed literature and in the methods of evidence review; 2. Understanding and experience in the application of synthesized evidence to clinical decisionmaking and/or policy; 3. Expertise in disease prevention and health promotion; 4. Ability to work collaboratively with peers; and, 5. Clinical expertise in the primary health care of children and/or adults, and/or expertise in counseling and behavioral interventions for primary care patients. Some USPSTF members without primary health care clinical experience may be selected based on their expertise in methodological issues such as medical decisionmaking, clinical epidemiology, behavioral medicine, health equity, and health economics. For individuals with clinical expertise in primary health care, additional qualifications in one or more of these areas would enhance their candidacy. Consideration will be given to individuals who are recognized nationally for scientific leadership within their field of expertise. Applicants must have no substantial conflicts of interest, whether financial, professional, or other conflicts, that would impair the scientific integrity of the work of the USPSTF. DATES: Nominations are welcome at any time. To be considered for appointment in 2011, complete nominations must be received by November 29, 2010. Nominated individuals will be selected for the USPSTF on the basis of their qualifications (in particular, those that address the required qualifications, outlined above) and the current expertise needs of the USPSTF. All individuals with complete nominations will be considered. AHRQ will retain and consider for future vacancies the nominations of those not selected during this cycle. ADDRESSES: Submit your responses either in writing or electronically to: Gloria Washington, ATTN: USPSTF Nominations, Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USPSTFnominations@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Nomination Submissions Nominations may be submitted in writing or electronically, but must include: (1) The applicant’s current curriculum vitae and contact information, including E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 10, 2010 / Notices mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number and (2) A letter explaining how this individual meets the qualification requirements and how he/she would contribute to the USPSTF. The letter should also attest to the nominee’s willingness to serve as a member of the USPSTF. AHRQ will later ask persons under serious consideration for membership to provide detailed information that will permit evaluation of possible significant conflicts of interest. Such information will concern matters such as financial holdings, consultancies, and research grants or contracts. Nominee Selection Appointments to the USPSTF will be made on the basis of qualifications as outlined above (see Qualification Requirements) and the current expertise needs of the USPSTF. Arrangement for Public Inspection Nominations and applications are kept on file at the Center for Primary care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, AHRQ and are available for review during business hours. AHRQ does not reply to individual nominations, but considers all nominations in selecting members. Information regarded as private and personal, such as a nominee’s Social Security number, home and e-mail addresses, home telephone and fax numbers, or names of family members will not be disclosed to the public. This is in accord with AHRQ confidentiality policies and Department of Health and Human Services regulations (45 CFR 5.67). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Washington at USPSTFnominations@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Background Under Title IX of the Public Health Service Act, AHRQ is charged with enhancing the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health care services and access to such services. 42 U.S.C. 299(b). AHRQ accomplishes these goals through scientific research and promotion of improvements in clinical practice, including clinical prevention of diseases and other health conditions, and improvements in the organization, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:25 Nov 09, 2010 Jkt 223001 financing, and delivery of health care services. See 42 U.S.C. 299(b). The USPSTF is a panel of non-Federal experts that makes independent evidence-based recommendations regarding the provision of clinical preventive services. 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[FR Doc No: 2010-28041]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Solicitation for Nominations for Members of the U.S. Preventive 
Services Task Force (USPSTF)

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

ACTION: Solicits nominations for new members of USPSTF.

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SUMMARY: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invites 
nominations of individuals qualified to serve as members of the U.S. 
Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
    The USPSTF, a standing, independent panel of non-Federal experts 
that makes evidence-based recommendations to the health care community 
and the public regarding the provision of clinical preventive services, 
see 42 U.S.C. 299b-4(a), is composed of members appointed to serve for 
four-year terms with an option for a one-year or two-year extension. 
New members are selected each year to replace those members who are 
completing their appointments. Individuals nominated but not appointed 
in previous years, as well as those newly nominated, are considered in 
the annual selection process.
    USPSTF members meet three times a year for two days in the 
Washington, DC area. Between meetings, member duties include reviewing 
and preparing comments (off site) on systematic evidence reviews prior 
to discussing and making recommendations on preventive services, 
drafting final recommendation documents, and participating in 
workgroups on specific topics or methods.
    A diversity of perspectives is valuable to the work of the USPSTF. 
To help obtain a diversity of perspectives among nominees, AHRQ 
particularly encourages nominations of women, members of minority 
populations, and persons with disabilities. Interested individuals can 
self nominate. Organizations and individuals may nominate one or more 
persons qualified for membership on the USPSTF.
    Qualification Requirements: The mission of the USPSTF is to review 
the scientific evidence related to the effectiveness and 
appropriateness of clinical preventive services for the purpose of 
developing recommendations for the health care community. Therefore, in 
order to qualify for the USPSTF, an applicant or nominee MUST 
demonstrate the following:
    1. Knowledge and experience in the critical evaluation of research 
published in peer reviewed literature and in the methods of evidence 
review;
    2. Understanding and experience in the application of synthesized 
evidence to clinical decisionmaking and/or policy;
    3. Expertise in disease prevention and health promotion;
    4. Ability to work collaboratively with peers; and,
    5. Clinical expertise in the primary health care of children and/or 
adults, and/or expertise in counseling and behavioral interventions for 
primary care patients.
    Some USPSTF members without primary health care clinical experience 
may be selected based on their expertise in methodological issues such 
as medical decisionmaking, clinical epidemiology, behavioral medicine, 
health equity, and health economics. For individuals with clinical 
expertise in primary health care, additional qualifications in one or 
more of these areas would enhance their candidacy.
    Consideration will be given to individuals who are recognized 
nationally for scientific leadership within their field of expertise. 
Applicants must have no substantial conflicts of interest, whether 
financial, professional, or other conflicts, that would impair the 
scientific integrity of the work of the USPSTF.

DATES: Nominations are welcome at any time. To be considered for 
appointment in 2011, complete nominations must be received by November 
29, 2010.
    Nominated individuals will be selected for the USPSTF on the basis 
of their qualifications (in particular, those that address the required 
qualifications, outlined above) and the current expertise needs of the 
USPSTF. All individuals with complete nominations will be considered. 
AHRQ will retain and consider for future vacancies the nominations of 
those not selected during this cycle.

ADDRESSES: Submit your responses either in writing or electronically 
to: Gloria Washington, ATTN: USPSTF Nominations, Center for Primary 
Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare 
Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 
USPSTFnominations@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

Nomination Submissions

    Nominations may be submitted in writing or electronically, but must 
include:
    (1) The applicant's current curriculum vitae and contact 
information, including

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mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number and
    (2) A letter explaining how this individual meets the qualification 
requirements and how he/she would contribute to the USPSTF. The letter 
should also attest to the nominee's willingness to serve as a member of 
the USPSTF.
    AHRQ will later ask persons under serious consideration for 
membership to provide detailed information that will permit evaluation 
of possible significant conflicts of interest. Such information will 
concern matters such as financial holdings, consultancies, and research 
grants or contracts.

Nominee Selection

    Appointments to the USPSTF will be made on the basis of 
qualifications as outlined above (see Qualification Requirements) and 
the current expertise needs of the USPSTF.

Arrangement for Public Inspection

    Nominations and applications are kept on file at the Center for 
Primary care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, AHRQ and are 
available for review during business hours. AHRQ does not reply to 
individual nominations, but considers all nominations in selecting 
members. Information regarded as private and personal, such as a 
nominee's Social Security number, home and e-mail addresses, home 
telephone and fax numbers, or names of family members will not be 
disclosed to the public. This is in accord with AHRQ confidentiality 
policies and Department of Health and Human Services regulations (45 
CFR 5.67).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria Washington at 
USPSTFnominations@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under Title IX of the Public Health Service Act, AHRQ is charged 
with enhancing the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of 
health care services and access to such services. 42 U.S.C. 299(b). 
AHRQ accomplishes these goals through scientific research and promotion 
of improvements in clinical practice, including clinical prevention of 
diseases and other health conditions, and improvements in the 
organization, financing, and delivery of health care services. See 42 
U.S.C. 299(b).
    The USPSTF is a panel of non-Federal experts that makes independent 
evidence-based recommendations regarding the provision of clinical 
preventive services. See 42 U.S.C. 299b-4(a). The USPSTF was first 
established in 1984 under the auspices of the U.S. Public Health 
Service. Currently, the USPSTF is convened by the Director of AHRQ, and 
AHRQ provides ongoing administrative, research and technical support 
for the USPSTF's operation. The USPSTF is charged with rigorously 
evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of clinical preventive 
services and formulating or updating recommendations for primary care 
clinicians regarding the appropriate provision of preventive services. 
See 42 U.S.C. 299b-4(a)(1). Current USPSTF recommendations and 
associated evidence reviews are available on the Internet (http://USPreventiveServicesTaskForce.org).

    Dated: November 1, 2010.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
AHRQ Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-28041 Filed 11-8-10; 8:45 am]
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