Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation Request for Nominations for Voting Members, 3441-3442 [2016-01126]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Notices 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 balanced in terms of points of view represented, consistent with the committee’s authorizing statute and charter. 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. The Department encourages nominations of qualified candidates from all groups and locations. Jackie Painter, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2016–01127 Filed 1–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Organ TransplantationRequest for Nominations for Voting Members Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT). The ACOT was established by the Amended Final Rule of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) (42 CFR part 121) and, in accordance with SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Jan 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Public Law 92–463, was chartered on September 1, 2000. DATES: The agency must receive nominations on a continuous basis. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted to the Executive Secretary, ACOT, Healthcare Systems Bureau, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 08N182, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Federal Express, Airborne, UPS, etc., mail delivery should be addressed to Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, HRSA, at the above address, or via email to: PStroup@hrsa.gov and PTongele@ hrsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia A. Stroup, M.B.A., M.P.A., Executive Secretary, ACOT, at (301) 443–1127 or email PStroup@hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As provided by 42 CFR 121.12, the Secretary established the ACOT. The ACOT is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The ACOT advises the Secretary on all aspects of organ procurement, allocation, and transplantation, and on other such matters that the Secretary determines. One of its principal functions is to advise the Secretary on federal efforts to maximize the number of deceased donor organs made available for transplantation and to support the safety of living organ donation. The ACOT consists of up to 25 members, who are Special Government Employees, and 6 ex-officio, non-voting members. Members and the Chair shall be appointed by the Secretary from individuals knowledgeable in such fields as deceased and living organ donation, health care public policy, transplantation medicine and surgery, critical care medicine and other medical specialties involved in the identification and referral of donors, non-physician transplant professions, nursing, epidemiology, immunology, law and bioethics, behavioral sciences, economics and statistics, as well as representatives of transplant candidates, transplant recipients, living organ donors, and family members of deceased and living organ donors. Members shall not serve while they are also serving on the OPTN Board of Directors. To the extent practicable, Committee members should represent minority, gender and geographic diversity of transplant candidates, transplant recipients, organ donors and family members served by the OPTN. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3441 The ex-officio, non-voting members shall include the Directors of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; and the Chair, Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue and Safety Availability—or their designees. Specifically, HRSA is requesting nominations for voting members of the ACOT representing: Health care public policy; transplantation medicine and surgery, including pediatric and heart/ lung transplantation; critical care medicine; nursing; epidemiology and applied statistics; immunology; law and bioethics; behavioral sciences; economics and econometrics; organ procurement organizations; transplant candidates/recipients; transplant/donor family members; and living donors. Nominees will be invited to serve up to a 4-year term. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will consider nominations of all qualified individuals with a view to ensuring that the ACOT 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 ACOT. Nominations shall state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the ACOT and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude the ACOT membership. 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 ACOT to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. 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, perspectives, and/or skills does the individual possess that would benefit the workings of ACOT), 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, address, daytime telephone number, and email address at which the nominator can be contacted. HHS strives to ensure that the membership of HHS federal advisory committees is balanced in terms of E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 3442 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Notices points of view represented, consistent with the committee’s authorizing charter. Appointment to the ACOT shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. The Department encourages nominations of qualified candidates from all groups and locations. Jackie Painter, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2016–01126 Filed 1–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections Office for Human Research Protections, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), a program office in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking four (4) nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). SACHRP provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, HHS, through the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues pertaining to the continuance and improvement of functions within the authority of HHS directed toward protections for human subjects in research. SACHRP was established by the Secretary, HHS, on October 1, 2002. OHRP is seeking nominations of four qualified candidates to fill positions on the Committee membership that will be vacated during the 2016 calendar year, including the position of Chair. DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than March 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be mailed or delivered to Julia Gorey, asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Jan 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Executive Director, SACHRP, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200; Rockville, MD 20852. Nominations will not be accepted by email or by facsimile. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Gorey, Executive Director, SACHRP, Office for Human Research Protections, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852, telephone: 240– 453–8141. A copy of the Committee charter and list of the current members can be obtained by accessing the SACHRP Web site at www.hhs.gov/ ohrp/sachrp, or requesting via email at sachrp@osophs.dhhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee provides advice on matters pertaining to the continuance and improvement of functions within the authority of HHS directed toward protections for human subjects in research. Specifically, the Committee provides advice relating to the responsible conduct of research involving human subjects with particular emphasis on special populations such as neonates and children, prisoners, the decisionally impaired, pregnant women, embryos and fetuses, individuals and populations in international studies, investigator conflicts of interest and populations in which there are individually identifiable samples, data or information. In addition, the Committee is responsible for reviewing selected ongoing work and planned activities of the OHRP and other offices/agencies within HHS responsible for human subjects protection. These evaluations may include, but are not limited to, issues relating to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled ‘‘Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects’’ that appeared in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015, Vol 80, No 173:53933. In addition, SACHRP may review matters pertaining to the assurance system, the application of minimal research risk standards, the granting of waivers, education programs sponsored by OHRP, and the ongoing monitoring and oversight of institutional review boards and the institutions that sponsor research. Nominations: The OHRP is requesting nominations to fill four (4) positions for voting members of SACHRP that will become vacant in October 2016. Nominations of potential candidates for consideration are being sought from a wide array of fields, including, but not limited to: Public health and medicine, behavioral and social sciences, health PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administration, and biomedical ethics. To qualify for consideration of appointment to the Committee, an individual must possess demonstrated experience and expertise in any of the several disciplines and fields pertinent to human subjects protection and/or clinical research, as well as the necessary time and dedication to devote to responsible membership on a working federal advisory committee. The individuals selected for appointment to the Committee may be invited to serve a term of up to four years. Committee members receive a stipend and reimbursement for per diem and any travel expenses incurred for attending Committee meetings and/or conducting other business in the interest of the Committee. Interested applicants may self-nominate. Nominations may be retained and considered for future vacancies. Nominations should be typewritten. The following information should be included in the package of material submitted for each individual being nominated for consideration: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominator’s name, address, daytime telephone number and the home and/or work address, telephone number, and email address of the individual being nominated; and (3) a current copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Federal employees should not be nominated for consideration of appointment to this Committee. The Department makes every effort 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 individuals from a broad representation of geographic areas, women and men, ethnic and minority groups, and the disabled are given consideration for membership on HHS federal advisory committees. 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. Individuals who are selected to be considered for appointment will be required to provide detailed information regarding their financial holdings, consultancies, and research grants or contracts. Disclosure of this information is necessary in order to determine if the E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Advisory Committee on Organ TransplantationRequest for 
Nominations for Voting Members

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is 
requesting nominations to fill vacancies on the Advisory Committee on 
Organ Transplantation (ACOT). The ACOT was established by the Amended 
Final Rule of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) 
(42 CFR part 121) and, in accordance with Public Law 92-463, was 
chartered on September 1, 2000.

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

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted to the Executive 
Secretary, ACOT, Healthcare Systems Bureau, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, 
Room 08N182, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Federal Express, Airborne, UPS, 
etc., mail delivery should be addressed to Executive Secretary, 
Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, 
HRSA, at the above address, or via email to: PStroup@hrsa.gov and 
PTongele@hrsa.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As provided by 42 CFR 121.12, the Secretary 
established the ACOT. The ACOT is governed by the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the 
formation and use of advisory committees.
    The ACOT advises the Secretary on all aspects of organ procurement, 
allocation, and transplantation, and on other such matters that the 
Secretary determines. One of its principal functions is to advise the 
Secretary on federal efforts to maximize the number of deceased donor 
organs made available for transplantation and to support the safety of 
living organ donation.
    The ACOT consists of up to 25 members, who are Special Government 
Employees, and 6 ex-officio, non-voting members. Members and the Chair 
shall be appointed by the Secretary from individuals knowledgeable in 
such fields as deceased and living organ donation, health care public 
policy, transplantation medicine and surgery, critical care medicine 
and other medical specialties involved in the identification and 
referral of donors, non-physician transplant professions, nursing, 
epidemiology, immunology, law and bioethics, behavioral sciences, 
economics and statistics, as well as representatives of transplant 
candidates, transplant recipients, living organ donors, and family 
members of deceased and living organ donors. Members shall not serve 
while they are also serving on the OPTN Board of Directors. To the 
extent practicable, Committee members should represent minority, gender 
and geographic diversity of transplant candidates, transplant 
recipients, organ donors and family members served by the OPTN. The ex-
officio, non-voting members shall include the Directors of the National 
Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; the Administrator 
of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the Commissioner of 
the Food and Drug Administration; and the Chair, Advisory Committee on 
Blood and Tissue and Safety Availability--or their designees.
    Specifically, HRSA is requesting nominations for voting members of 
the ACOT representing: Health care public policy; transplantation 
medicine and surgery, including pediatric and heart/lung 
transplantation; critical care medicine; nursing; epidemiology and 
applied statistics; immunology; law and bioethics; behavioral sciences; 
economics and econometrics; organ procurement organizations; transplant 
candidates/recipients; transplant/donor family members; and living 
donors. Nominees will be invited to serve up to a 4-year term.
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will consider 
nominations of all qualified individuals with a view to ensuring that 
the ACOT 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 ACOT. Nominations shall state 
that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the ACOT and 
appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude the ACOT 
membership. 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 ACOT to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of 
interest.
    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, perspectives, and/or skills does the 
individual possess that would benefit the workings of ACOT), 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, 
address, daytime telephone number, and email address at which the 
nominator can be contacted.
    HHS strives to ensure that the membership of HHS federal advisory 
committees is balanced in terms of

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points of view represented, consistent with the committee's authorizing 
charter. Appointment to the ACOT shall be made without discrimination 
on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, 
disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. The 
Department encourages nominations of qualified candidates from all 
groups and locations.

Jackie Painter,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2016-01126 Filed 1-20-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P