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Download as PDF 106 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2013 / Notices legislative mandate to educate and disseminate information about cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment to a wide variety of audiences and organizations, it is beneficial for NCI through its Office of Communications and Education (OCE), to pretest NCI communications strategies, concepts, and messages while they are under development. This pretesting, or formative evaluation, helps ensure that the messages, communication materials, and information services created by NCI have the greatest capacity of being received, understood, and accepted by their target audiences. Since NCI’s OCE also is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of education programs over the entire cancer continuum, and management of NCI initiatives that address specific challenges in cancer research and treatment, it is also necessary to ensure that customers are satisfied with programs. This customer satisfaction research helps ensure the relevance, utility, and appropriateness of the many educational programs and products that OCE and NCI produce. OCE will use a variety of qualitative (focus groups, interviews) and quantitative (paper, phone, in-person, and web surveys) methodologies to conduct this formative and customer satisfaction research, allowing NCI to: (1) Understand characteristics (attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors) of the intended target audience and use this information in the development of effective communication tools and strategies; (2) use a feedback loop to help refine, revise, and enhance messages, materials, products, and programs—ensuring that they have the greatest relevance, utility, appropriateness, and impact for/to target audiences; and (3) expend limited program resource dollars wisely and effectively. The participants may include, but are not limited to, cancer patients, their families, the general public, health providers, the media, voluntary groups, scientific and medical organizations (affected public could include individuals or households; businesses or other for profit; not-forprofit institutions; and Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government). OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 6,600. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Frequency of response per respondent Number of respondents Category of respondents Time per response (in hours) Burden hours Individuals, Households, Local, State, and Federal Governments, and Private Sector ................................................................................................... 33,000 1 12 6,600 Totals ........................................................................................................ 33,000 ........................ ........................ 6,600 Dated: December 20, 2012. Vivian Horovitch-Kelley, NCI Project Clearance Liaison, NCI, NIH. [FR Doc. 2012–31503 Filed 12–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4101–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee; Call for Committee Membership Nominations The Department of Health and Human Services (Department) 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 31, 2012 Jkt 229001 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 painrelated 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 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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. The Department is soliciting nominations for two non-federal members from among scientists, physicians, and other health professionals and for two non-federal members of the general public who are representatives of leading research, advocacy, and service organizations for people with pain-related conditions. These candidates will be considered to fill positions opened through completion of member terms. Nominations are due by COB, January 25, 2013, and should be sent to Linda Porter, Ph.D., NINDS/NIH, 31 Center Drive, Room 8A03, Bethesda, MD 20892, porterl@ninds.nih.gov by either USPS mail or email. Nominations should include contact information, and a current curriculum vitae or resume. Dated: November 18, 2012. Linda L. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 
Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee; Call for Committee 
Membership Nominations

    The Department of Health and Human Services (Department) 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.
    The Department is soliciting nominations for two non-federal 
members from among scientists, physicians, and other health 
professionals and for two non-federal members of the general public who 
are representatives of leading research, advocacy, and service 
organizations for people with pain-related conditions. These candidates 
will be considered to fill positions opened through completion of 
member terms. Nominations are due by COB, January 25, 2013, and should 
be sent to Linda Porter, Ph.D., NINDS/NIH, 31 Center Drive, Room 8A03, 
Bethesda, MD 20892, porterl@ninds.nih.gov by either USPS mail or email. 
Nominations should include contact information, and a current 
curriculum vitae or resume.

    Dated: November 18, 2012.
Linda L. Porter,
Health Science Policy Advisor for Pain, National Institute of 
Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health.
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