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[FR Doc. 2019–20640 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee AMENDED ACTION: Notice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (herein-after in this section referred to as ‘‘the Committee’’). The Committee advises the VA Secretary and the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology. SUMMARY: Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Committee. Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on October 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to Marianne Shaughnessy, Ph.D., CRNP, Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (GGAC), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, (10NC4), Washington, DC 20420 or emailed to Marianne.Shaughnessy@va.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marianne Shaughnessy, Ph.D., CRNP, GGAC, by phone at (202) 461–7217 or by email at Marianne.Shaughnessy@ va.gov. A copy of the Committee charter and list of the current membership can also be obtained by contacting Dr. Shaughnessy. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: The Committee’s areas of interest include but are not limited to: (1) Assessing the capability of VA health care facilities to respond with the most effective and appropriate services possible to the medical, psychological and social needs SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 of Veterans facing the consequences of aging, serious illness or disability; and (2) advancing scientific knowledge to meet those needs by enhancing geriatric care for older Veterans through geriatric and gerontology research, the training of health personnel in the provision of health care to older individuals, and the development of improved models of clinical services for older Veterans. Membership Criteria and Qualifications: The Committee is comprised of not more than 12 members, each of whom have established interest and considerable vocation-related experiences bearing on health care for aging Veterans, including experience in areas such as: VA- and non-VA health systems, academic geriatric and gerontology programs, palliative medicine, home and community-based care, nursing home care, relevant policy issues, and grantfunded academic research. The expertise required of GGAC members includes, but is not limited to, the following: a. Familiarity or experience with clinical and health policies concerning the elderly; and/or b. familiarity or experience with the partnerships between VA and health sciences academic programs; and/or c. familiarity with the history of geriatrics in the VA and in the US, and the unique role that has been played in that evolution by the VA’s Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECCs). Membership Requirements: The Committee holds at least one face to face meeting in Washington, DC and conducts 4–5 site visits a year. The ideal candidate will be willing to travel 3–5 times per year to help the Committee fulfill its Chartered objectives. The Committee’s diverse membership is characterized by a range of backgrounds and knowledge sufficiently broad to provide adequate advice and guidance to the Secretary. VA strives to develop a Committee membership that includes diversity in military services, ranks, and deployments, military service, military deployments, working with Veterans, committee subject matter PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expertise, as well as diversity in race/ ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, geographical background, and profession. We ask that nominations include information of this type so that VA can ensure diverse Committee membership. Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be typed (one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should include: (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 from the nominee indicating the willingness to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) The nominee’s contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address; (3) The nominee’s curriculum vitae; and (4) A summary of the nominee’s experience and qualifications relative to the membership considerations described above. Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be invited to serve a four-year term. Committee members will receive a stipend for attending Committee meetings, including per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred. The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of VA federal advisory committees is diverse in terms of points of view represented and the committee’s capabilities. Appointments to this Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Committee and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 50106 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Notices Dated: September 19, 2019. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. 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ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20503 or send through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421–1354 or email danny.green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Community Care (OCC) Contractor Training Program Assessment Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW. 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Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 23,000. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–20582 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS National Research Advisory Council, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the National Research Advisory Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 1100 1st Street NE, Room 104, Washington, DC 20002. The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Geriatrics and 
Gerontology Advisory Committee AMENDED

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Geriatrics 
and Extended Care, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment as a member of the Geriatrics and 
Gerontology Advisory Committee (herein-after in this section referred 
to as ``the Committee''). The Committee advises the VA Secretary and 
the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics 
and gerontology.

DATES: Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill two 
vacancies on the Committee. Nominations for membership on the Committee 
must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on October 31, 2019.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to Marianne Shaughnessy, 
Ph.D., CRNP, Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (GGAC), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, (10NC4), 
Washington, DC 20420 or emailed to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marianne Shaughnessy, Ph.D., CRNP, 
GGAC, by phone at (202) 461-7217 or by email at 
[email protected]. A copy of the Committee charter and list 
of the current membership can also be obtained by contacting Dr. 
Shaughnessy.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee's areas of interest include 
but are not limited to: (1) Assessing the capability of VA health care 
facilities to respond with the most effective and appropriate services 
possible to the medical, psychological and social needs of Veterans 
facing the consequences of aging, serious illness or disability; and 
(2) advancing scientific knowledge to meet those needs by enhancing 
geriatric care for older Veterans through geriatric and gerontology 
research, the training of health personnel in the provision of health 
care to older individuals, and the development of improved models of 
clinical services for older Veterans.
    Membership Criteria and Qualifications: The Committee is comprised 
of not more than 12 members, each of whom have established interest and 
considerable vocation-related experiences bearing on health care for 
aging Veterans, including experience in areas such as: VA- and non-VA 
health systems, academic geriatric and gerontology programs, palliative 
medicine, home and community-based care, nursing home care, relevant 
policy issues, and grant-funded academic research.
    The expertise required of GGAC members includes, but is not limited 
to, the following:
    a. Familiarity or experience with clinical and health policies 
concerning the elderly; and/or
    b. familiarity or experience with the partnerships between VA and 
health sciences academic programs; and/or
    c. familiarity with the history of geriatrics in the VA and in the 
US, and the unique role that has been played in that evolution by the 
VA's Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECCs).
    Membership Requirements: The Committee holds at least one face to 
face meeting in Washington, DC and conducts 4-5 site visits a year. The 
ideal candidate will be willing to travel 3-5 times per year to help 
the Committee fulfill its Chartered objectives.
    The Committee's diverse membership is characterized by a range of 
backgrounds and knowledge sufficiently broad to provide adequate advice 
and guidance to the Secretary. VA strives to develop a Committee 
membership that includes diversity in military services, ranks, and 
deployments, military service, military deployments, working with 
Veterans, committee subject matter expertise, as well as diversity in 
race/ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, geographical background, 
and profession. We ask that nominations include information of this 
type so that VA can ensure diverse Committee membership.
    Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be typed 
(one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should include:
    (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 from the nominee indicating the willingness 
to serve as a member of the Committee;
    (2) The nominee's contact information, including name, mailing 
address, telephone numbers, and email address;
    (3) The nominee's curriculum vitae; and
    (4) A summary of the nominee's experience and qualifications 
relative to the membership considerations described above.
    Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be 
invited to serve a four-year term. Committee members will receive a 
stipend for attending Committee meetings, including per diem and 
reimbursement for travel expenses incurred.
    The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of 
VA federal advisory committees is diverse in terms of points of view 
represented and the committee's capabilities. Appointments to this 
Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person's 
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, 
national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Nominations 
must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the 
Committee and appears to have no conflict of interest that would 
preclude membership.


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    Dated: September 19, 2019.
LaTonya L. Small,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-20666 Filed 9-23-19; 8:45 am]
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