Request for Nominations of Candidates to Serve on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 14805 [2012-6071]

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Members serve for overlapping 4 year terms, except that any member appointed to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term shall be appointed for the remainder of such term. A member may serve after the expiration of the member’s term until a successor has taken office. Members serve as Special Government Employees. This announcement is seeking nominations for a ‘‘representative of a state public health department’’ who is not a Federal employee. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sherry Glied, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2012–6083 Filed 3–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Request for Nominations of Candidates to Serve on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) The CDC is soliciting nominations for membership on the ACIP. The ACIP consists of 15 experts in fields associated with immunization, who are selected by the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide advice and guidance to the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the CDC on the control of vaccine-preventable diseases. The role of the ACIP is to provide advice that will lead to a reduction in the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases in the United States, and an increase in the safe use of vaccines and related biological products. The committee also establishes, reviews, and as appropriate, revises the list of vaccines for administration to children eligible to receive vaccines through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee’s objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field of immunization practices; multidisciplinary expertise in public health; expertise in the use of vaccines and immunologic agents in both clinical and preventive medicine; knowledge of vaccine development, evaluation, and vaccine delivery; or knowledge about consumer perspectives and/or social and community aspects of immunization programs. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for four-year terms. The next cycle of selection of candidates will begin in the fall of 2012, for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose terms will end on June 30, 2013. Selection of members is based on candidates’ qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of ACIP objectives (http://www.cdc.gov/ vaccines/recs/acip). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that committee membership be balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee’s function. Consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas within the U.S., as well as gender, race, ethnicity, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14805 U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. Candidates should submit the following items: • Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (telephone numbers, fax number, mailing address, email address) • At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not employed by HHS. Nominations should be submitted (postmarked or received) by November 16, 2012 (for consideration for term beginning July 2013.) All files must be submitted electronically as email attachments to: • Ms. Stephanie Thomas, c/o ACIP Secretariat, SThomas5@cdc.gov. • Nominations may be submitted by the candidate or by the person/ organization recommending the candidate. 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. Dated: March 6, 2012. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Request for Nominations of Candidates to Serve on the Advisory 
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for membership on the ACIP. The 
ACIP consists of 15 experts in fields associated with immunization, who 
are selected by the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and 
Human Services to provide advice and guidance to the Secretary, the 
Assistant Secretary for Health, and the CDC on the control of vaccine-
preventable diseases. The role of the ACIP is to provide advice that 
will lead to a reduction in the incidence of vaccine preventable 
diseases in the United States, and an increase in the safe use of 
vaccines and related biological products. The committee also 
establishes, reviews, and as appropriate, revises the list of vaccines 
for administration to children eligible to receive vaccines through the 
Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and 
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the 
committee's objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in 
the field of immunization practices; multi-disciplinary expertise in 
public health; expertise in the use of vaccines and immunologic agents 
in both clinical and preventive medicine; knowledge of vaccine 
development, evaluation, and vaccine delivery; or knowledge about 
consumer perspectives and/or social and community aspects of 
immunization programs. Federal employees will not be considered for 
membership. Members may be invited to serve for four-year terms. The 
next cycle of selection of candidates will begin in the fall of 2012, 
for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose terms will 
end on June 30, 2013.
    Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to 
contribute to the accomplishment of ACIP objectives (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip). The U.S. Department of Health and 
Human Services policy stipulates that committee membership be balanced 
in terms of points of view represented and the committee's function. 
Consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas 
within the U.S., as well as gender, race, ethnicity, and persons with 
disabilities. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time 
employees of the U.S. Government.
    Candidates should submit the following items:
     Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (telephone numbers, fax number, mailing address, email 
address)
     At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not 
employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they 
wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not 
employed by HHS.
    Nominations should be submitted (postmarked or received) by 
November 16, 2012 (for consideration for term beginning July 2013.) All 
files must be submitted electronically as email attachments to:
     Ms. Stephanie Thomas, c/o ACIP Secretariat, 
SThomas5@cdc.gov.
     Nominations may be submitted by the candidate or by the 
person/organization recommending the candidate.
    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.

    Dated: March 6, 2012.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-6071 Filed 3-12-12; 8:45 am]
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