Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Request for Nominations for Voting Members, 13315-13316 [2014-05147]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 46 / Monday, March 10, 2014 / Notices 39. Donna Summer, Clinton, South Carolina, Court of Federal Claims No: 14–0079V. 40. Michael Terenzio on behalf of Z.F.T., Shelton, Connecticut, Court of Federal Claims No: 14–0081V. 41. Lauris Carlson, Richmond, Virginia, Court of Federal Claims No: 14– 0082V. 42. Ruben Castillo, Hialeah, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 14– 0083V. 43. Gwen Jasmin on behalf of David Richard Jasmin, III, Phoenix, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 14–0086V. 44. Gail Ross and Catherine McDowell on behalf of M.R., Boston, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 14–0090V. [FR Doc. 2014–05132 Filed 3–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Council on Graduate Medical Education; Request for Nominations Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill eight vacancies on the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME). DATES: Nominations for COGME must be submitted by March 31, 2014. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted by email to Shane Rogers, Designated Federal Official, at srogers@ hrsa.gov, or mailed to: Shane Rogers, COGME, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9A–27, Rockville, Maryland 20857, no later than March 31, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Rogers, Designated Federal Official, COGME, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9A–27, Rockville, Maryland 20857, srogers@hrsa.gov, (301) 443– 5260. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: A copy of the current council membership, charter, reports, and other publications can be obtained by accessing the COGME Web site at: http:// www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/ bhpradvisory/cogme/index.html. The COGME is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Mar 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 Law 92–463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2), as amended, which sets forth the standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The COGME provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and to Congress on a range of issues including the supply and distribution of physicians in the United States; current and future shortages or excesses of physicians in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties; issues relating to foreign medical school graduates; the nature and financing of medical education training; deficiencies in, and needs for improvements in, existing data bases concerning the supply and distribution of, and postgraduate training programs for, physicians in the United States and steps that should be taken to eliminate those deficiencies; and the development of performance measures and longitudinal evaluation of medical education programs. HRSA seeks to have a broad geographic representation of members, a balance between urban and rural members and members from diverse backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. Under the authorities that established the COGME and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, HRSA is seeking nominees with the qualifications to represent the following categories: Practicing Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physician Organizations, Foreign Medical Graduates, Medical Student Associations, Schools of Osteopathic Medicine, Private Teaching Hospitals, and Business and Health Insurers. Interested persons and organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership. Selfnominations are accepted. Please furnish each nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV) and a completed COGME Applicant Information Form, which can be found on the COGME Web site at: http://www.hrsa.gov/ advisorycommittees/bhpradvisory/ cogme/index.html or obtained by contacting Mr. Shane Rogers at srogers@ hrsa.gov or (301) 443–5260. Personal letters of interest from the nominees are optional. Selected candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning such matters as financial holdings, consultancies, research grants, and/or contracts to permit an evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. Members will receive a stipend for each official meeting day of the Council, as well as per diem, and travel expenses as authorized by section 5 U.S.C. 5703 for persons employed intermittently in PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13315 government service. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural, religious, socioeconomic, or disability status. Selected candidates will be invited to serve a term of no less than 4 years. Dated: February 27, 2014. Jackie Painter, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–05135 Filed 3–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Request for Nominations for Voting Members Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations of qualified candidates to fill expected vacancies on the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT). The ACBSCT was established pursuant to Public Law 109–129 as amended by Public Law 111–264; 42 U.S.C. 274k; Section 379 of the Public Health Service Act. In accordance with Public Law 92–463, the ACBSCT was chartered on December 19, 2006. DATES: The agency will receive nominations on a continuous basis. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted to the Executive Secretary, ACBSCT, Healthcare Systems Bureau, HRSA, Parklawn Building, Room 12C– 06, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Federal Express, Airborne, or UPS mail delivery should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, ACBSCT, Healthcare Systems Bureau, HRSA, at the above address. Nominations submitted electronically should be emailed to PStroup@hrsa.gov and PTongele@hrsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia A. Stroup, M.B.A., M.P.A., Executive Secretary, ACBSCT, at (301) 443–1127 or email PStroup@hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council was established to implement a statutory requirement of the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–129). The Council is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 13316 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 46 / Monday, March 10, 2014 / Notices Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The ACBSCT advises the Secretary and the Administrator, HRSA, on matters related to the activities of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory Program. The ACBSCT shall, as requested by the Secretary, discuss and make recommendations regarding the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (Program). It shall provide a consolidated, comprehensive source of expert, unbiased analysis and recommendations to the Secretary on the latest advances in the science of blood stem cell transplantation. The ACBSCT shall advise, assist, consult, and make recommendations at the request of the Secretary, on broad Program policy in areas such as the necessary size and composition of the adult donor pool available through the Program and the composition of the National Cord Blood Inventory; requirements regarding informed consent for cord blood donation; accreditation requirements for cord blood banks; the scientific factors that define a cord blood unit as high quality; public and professional education to encourage the ethical recruitment of genetically diverse donors and ethical donation practices; criteria for selecting the appropriate blood stem source for transplantation; Program priorities; research priorities; and the scope and design of the Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database. It also shall, at the request of the Secretary, review and advise on issues relating more broadly to the field of blood stem cell transplantation, such as regulatory policy pertaining to the compatibility of international regulations, and actions that may be taken by the state and federal governments and public and private insurers to increase donation and access to transplantation. The ACBSCT also shall make recommendations regarding research on emerging therapies using cells from bone marrow and cord blood. The ACBSCT consists of up to 25 members, including the Chair. Members of the ACBSCT shall be chosen to ensure objectivity and balance, and reduce the potential for conflicts of interest. The Secretary shall establish bylaws and procedures to prohibit any member of the ACBSCT who has an employment, governance, or financial affiliation with a donor center, recruitment organization, transplant center, or cord blood bank from participating in any decision that materially affects the center, recruitment VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Mar 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 organization, transplant center, or cord blood bank; and to limit the number of members of the ACBSCT with any such affiliation. The members and chair shall be selected by the Secretary from outstanding authorities and representatives of marrow donor centers and marrow transplant centers; representatives of cord blood banks and participating birthing hospitals; recipients of a bone marrow transplant; recipients of a cord blood transplant; persons who require such transplants; family members of such a recipient or family members of a patient who has requested the assistance of the Program in searching for an unrelated donor of bone marrow or cord blood; persons with expertise in bone marrow and cord blood transplantation; persons with expertise in typing, matching, and transplant outcome data analysis; persons with expertise in the social sciences; basic scientists with expertise in the biology of adult stem cells; ethicists; hematology and transfusion medicine researchers with expertise in adult blood stem cells; persons with expertise in cord blood processing; and members of the general public. In addition, representatives from the HRSA’s Division of Transplantation, the Department of Defense Marrow Recruitment and Research Program operated by the Department of the Navy, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serve as nonvoting ex officio members. Specifically, HRSA is requesting nominations for voting members of the ACBSCT in these categories: Marrow donor centers and transplant center representatives; cord blood banks and participating hospitals’ representatives; recipients of cord blood transplant; family members of bone marrow transplant and cord blood transplant recipients or family members of a patient who has requested assistance by the Program in searching for an unrelated donor; persons with expertise in bone marrow or cord blood transplantation; persons with expertise in typing, matching, and transplant outcome data analysis; persons with expertise in social sciences; basic scientists with expertise in the biology of adult stem cells; researchers in hematology and transfusion medicine with expertise in adult blood stem cells; persons with expertise in cord blood processing; and members of the general public. Nominees will be invited to serve a 2- to 6-year term beginning the date of appointment. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 HHS will consider nominations of all qualified individuals to ensure that the ACBSCT includes the areas of subject matter expertise noted above. Individuals may nominate themselves or other individuals, and professional associations and organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the ACBSCT. Nominations shall state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the ACBSCT. Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning financial interests, consultancies, research grants, and/or contracts that might be affected by recommendations of the ACBSCT to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. In addition, nominees will be asked to provide detailed information concerning any employment, governance, or financial affiliation with any donor centers, recruitment organizations, transplant centers, and/or cord blood banks. A nomination package should be sent in as hard copy, email communication, or on compact disc. A nomination package should include the following information for each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination stating the name, affiliation, and contact information for the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., what specific attributes recommend him/her for service in this capacity), and the nominee’s field(s) of expertise; (2) a biographical sketch of the nominee and a copy of his/her curriculum vitae; and (3) the name, return address, email address, and daytime telephone number at which the nominator can be contacted. HHS 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. The Department also encourages geographic diversity in the composition of the committee. The Department encourages nominations of qualified candidates from all groups and locations. Appointment to the ACBSCT shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Dated: February 28, 2014. Jackie Painter, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–05147 Filed 3–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 46 (Monday, March 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Request for 
Nominations for Voting Members

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is 
requesting nominations of qualified candidates to fill expected 
vacancies on the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation 
(ACBSCT).
    The ACBSCT was established pursuant to Public Law 109-129 as 
amended by Public Law 111-264; 42 U.S.C. 274k; Section 379 of the 
Public Health Service Act. In accordance with Public Law 92-463, the 
ACBSCT was chartered on December 19, 2006.

DATES: The agency will receive nominations on a continuous basis.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted to the Executive Secretary, 
ACBSCT, Healthcare Systems Bureau, HRSA, Parklawn Building, Room 12C-
06, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Federal Express, Airborne, 
or UPS mail delivery should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, 
ACBSCT, Healthcare Systems Bureau, HRSA, at the above address. 
Nominations submitted electronically should be emailed to 
PStroup@hrsa.gov and PTongele@hrsa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia A. Stroup, M.B.A., M.P.A., 
Executive Secretary, ACBSCT, at (301) 443-1127 or email 
PStroup@hrsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council was established to implement a 
statutory requirement of the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 
2005 (Pub. L. 109-129). The Council is governed by the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C.

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Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of 
advisory committees.
    The ACBSCT advises the Secretary and the Administrator, HRSA, on 
matters related to the activities of the C.W. Bill Young Cell 
Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory Program.
    The ACBSCT shall, as requested by the Secretary, discuss and make 
recommendations regarding the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation 
Program (Program). It shall provide a consolidated, comprehensive 
source of expert, unbiased analysis and recommendations to the 
Secretary on the latest advances in the science of blood stem cell 
transplantation. The ACBSCT shall advise, assist, consult, and make 
recommendations at the request of the Secretary, on broad Program 
policy in areas such as the necessary size and composition of the adult 
donor pool available through the Program and the composition of the 
National Cord Blood Inventory; requirements regarding informed consent 
for cord blood donation; accreditation requirements for cord blood 
banks; the scientific factors that define a cord blood unit as high 
quality; public and professional education to encourage the ethical 
recruitment of genetically diverse donors and ethical donation 
practices; criteria for selecting the appropriate blood stem source for 
transplantation; Program priorities; research priorities; and the scope 
and design of the Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database. It also 
shall, at the request of the Secretary, review and advise on issues 
relating more broadly to the field of blood stem cell transplantation, 
such as regulatory policy pertaining to the compatibility of 
international regulations, and actions that may be taken by the state 
and federal governments and public and private insurers to increase 
donation and access to transplantation. The ACBSCT also shall make 
recommendations regarding research on emerging therapies using cells 
from bone marrow and cord blood.
    The ACBSCT consists of up to 25 members, including the Chair. 
Members of the ACBSCT shall be chosen to ensure objectivity and 
balance, and reduce the potential for conflicts of interest. The 
Secretary shall establish bylaws and procedures to prohibit any member 
of the ACBSCT who has an employment, governance, or financial 
affiliation with a donor center, recruitment organization, transplant 
center, or cord blood bank from participating in any decision that 
materially affects the center, recruitment organization, transplant 
center, or cord blood bank; and to limit the number of members of the 
ACBSCT with any such affiliation.
    The members and chair shall be selected by the Secretary from 
outstanding authorities and representatives of marrow donor centers and 
marrow transplant centers; representatives of cord blood banks and 
participating birthing hospitals; recipients of a bone marrow 
transplant; recipients of a cord blood transplant; persons who require 
such transplants; family members of such a recipient or family members 
of a patient who has requested the assistance of the Program in 
searching for an unrelated donor of bone marrow or cord blood; persons 
with expertise in bone marrow and cord blood transplantation; persons 
with expertise in typing, matching, and transplant outcome data 
analysis; persons with expertise in the social sciences; basic 
scientists with expertise in the biology of adult stem cells; 
ethicists; hematology and transfusion medicine researchers with 
expertise in adult blood stem cells; persons with expertise in cord 
blood processing; and members of the general public.
    In addition, representatives from the HRSA's Division of 
Transplantation, the Department of Defense Marrow Recruitment and 
Research Program operated by the Department of the Navy, the Food and 
Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention serve as non-voting ex officio members.
    Specifically, HRSA is requesting nominations for voting members of 
the ACBSCT in these categories: Marrow donor centers and transplant 
center representatives; cord blood banks and participating hospitals' 
representatives; recipients of cord blood transplant; family members of 
bone marrow transplant and cord blood transplant recipients or family 
members of a patient who has requested assistance by the Program in 
searching for an unrelated donor; persons with expertise in bone marrow 
or cord blood transplantation; persons with expertise in typing, 
matching, and transplant outcome data analysis; persons with expertise 
in social sciences; basic scientists with expertise in the biology of 
adult stem cells; researchers in hematology and transfusion medicine 
with expertise in adult blood stem cells; persons with expertise in 
cord blood processing; and members of the general public. Nominees will 
be invited to serve a 2- to 6-year term beginning the date of 
appointment.
    HHS will consider nominations of all qualified individuals to 
ensure that the ACBSCT includes the areas of subject matter expertise 
noted above. Individuals may nominate themselves or other individuals, 
and professional associations and organizations may nominate one or 
more qualified persons for membership on the ACBSCT. Nominations shall 
state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the ACBSCT. 
Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information 
concerning financial interests, consultancies, research grants, and/or 
contracts that might be affected by recommendations of the ACBSCT to 
permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. In 
addition, nominees will be asked to provide detailed information 
concerning any employment, governance, or financial affiliation with 
any donor centers, recruitment organizations, transplant centers, and/
or cord blood banks.
    A nomination package should be sent in as hard copy, email 
communication, or on compact disc. A nomination package should include 
the following information for each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination 
stating the name, affiliation, and contact information for the nominee, 
the basis for the nomination (i.e., what specific attributes recommend 
him/her for service in this capacity), and the nominee's field(s) of 
expertise; (2) a biographical sketch of the nominee and a copy of his/
her curriculum vitae; and (3) the name, return address, email address, 
and daytime telephone number at which the nominator can be contacted.
    HHS 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. The 
Department also encourages geographic diversity in the composition of 
the committee. The Department encourages nominations of qualified 
candidates from all groups and locations. Appointment to the ACBSCT 
shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, 
ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural, 
religious, or socioeconomic status.

    Dated: February 28, 2014.
Jackie Painter,
Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-05147 Filed 3-7-14; 8:45 am]
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