Solicitation of Nominations for Membership To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, 4329-4330 [2020-01129]

Download as PDF 4329 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Notices a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours NHSC Loan Repayment Programs—Participant Survey .... NHSC Loan Repayment Programs—Site Survey ............... Grantee Programs—Trainee Survey ................................... Grantee Programs—Alumni Survey .................................... Grantee Programs—Site Survey ......................................... Grantee Programs—Grantee Organization Survey ............. 8,000 18,000 8,000 2,000 5,000 300 1 1 1 1 1 1 8,000 18,000 8,000 2,000 5,000 300 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.16 0.33 0.33 2,640 5,940 2,640 320 1,650 99 Total .............................................................................. 41,300 ........................ 41,300 ........................ 13,289 HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2020–01119 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Solicitation of Nominations for Membership To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Request for nominations. HRSA is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for consideration for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (ACIM). The ACIM provides advice to the Secretary of HHS on Department activities and programs directed at reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of pregnant women and infants. With a focus on life course, ACIM addresses disparities in maternal health to improve maternal health outcomes, including preventing and reducing maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity. HRSA is seeking SUMMARY: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 nominations of qualified candidates to fill positions on the ACIM. DATES: Written nominations for membership on the ACIM must be received on or before February 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: Nomination packages must be submitted electronically as email attachments to David de la Cruz, the ACIM’s Designated Federal Official, at: dcruz@hrsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David de la Cruz, Ph.D., MPH. Address: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18N25, Rockville, MD 20857; phone number: 301–443–0543; email: dcruz@hrsa.gov. A copy of the ACIM charter and list of the current membership can be obtained by accessing the ACIM website at https://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/Infant-Mortality/index.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACIM was established in 1991 and advises the Secretary of HHS on Department activities and programs directed at reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of pregnant women and infants. The ACIM represents a public-private partnership at the highest level to provide guidance and focus attention on the policies and resources required to address the reduction of infant mortality and the improvement of the health status of pregnant women and infants. Women who experience conditions such as hypertension, malnutrition, substance use disorder, and/or diabetes during pregnancy are at an elevated risk of delivering a baby who is low birth weight or premature. These are two of the leading causes of infant mortality. The ACIM provides advice on how best to coordinate a myriad of federal, state, local, and private programs and efforts that are designed to deal with the health and social problems affecting infant mortality and maternal health including PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 implementation of the Healthy Start program and the maternal and infant health objectives from the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives. Nominations: HRSA is requesting nominations for voting members to serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) on the ACIM. The Secretary appoints up to 21 members for a term of up to 4 years. Nominees should include medical, technical, or scientific professionals with special expertise in the field of maternal and child health, in particular infant mortality and related health disparities; members of the public having special expertise about or concern with infant mortality; and/or representatives from such public health constituencies, consumers, and medical professional societies. Interested applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by another individual or organization. Members appointed as SGEs receive a stipend and reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses incurred for attending the ACIM meetings and/or conducting other business on behalf of the ACIM, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5703 for persons employed intermittently in government service. The ACIM meets approximately twice per year. The following information must be included in the package of materials submitted for each individual being nominated for consideration: (1) A statement that includes the name and affiliation of the nominee and a clear statement regarding the basis for the nomination, including the area(s) of expertise that may qualify a nominee for service on the ACIM, as described above; (2) confirmation the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the ACIM; (3) the nominee’s contact information (please include home address, work address, daytime E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 4330 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Notices telephone number, and an email address); and (4) a current copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nomination packages may be submitted directly by the individual being nominated or by the person/ organization recommending the candidate. HHS endeavors to ensure that the membership of the ACIM is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented and that individuals from a broad representation of geographic areas, gender, and ethnic and minority groups, as well as individuals with disabilities, are considered for membership. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or 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 for HRSA ethics officials to determine whether there is a potential conflict of interest between the SGE’s public duties as a member of the ACIM and their private interests, including an appearance of a loss of impartiality as defined by federal laws and regulations, and to identify any required remedial action needed to address the potential conflict. Authority: The ACIM was established under provisions of section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a), as amended. The ACIM is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), as well as 41 CFR part 102–3, which set forth standards for the formation and use of Advisory Committees. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2020–01129 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute on Drug Abuse Special Emphasis Panel; PrEP for HIV Prevention among Substance Using Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Date: February 12, 2020. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building (NSC), 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Trinh Tran, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Extramural Policy and Review, Division of Extramural Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, DHHS, 6001 Executive Boulevard, MSC 9550, Bethesda, MD 20892, trinh.tran@nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute on Drug Abuse Special Emphasis Panel; MultiSite Studies for System-Level Implementation of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services (R01; R34). Date: February 19, 2020. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building (NSC), 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Yvonne Owens Ferguson, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Extramural Policy and Review, Division of Extramural Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/DHHS, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 4234, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301– 402–7371, yvonne.ferguson@nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute on Drug Abuse Special Emphasis; Panel Development of Medications to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorders and Overdose (UG3/UH3 (Clinical Trials Optional). Date: February 21, 2020. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate cooperative agreement applications. Place: Hilton Washington/Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Contact Person: Ivan K Navarro, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Extramural Policy and Review, Division of Extramural Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/DHHS, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 4242, MSC 9550, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–827–5833, ivan.navarro@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.279, Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs, National Institutes of Health, HHS) PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Dated: January 17, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–01152 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel, PAR–16–413: NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project. Date: February 11, 2020. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Annie Walker-Abbey, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Program, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3E70A, Rockville, MD 20852, 240–627–3390, aabbey@niaid.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: January 17, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–01151 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Solicitation of Nominations for Membership To Serve on the 
Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality

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

ACTION: Request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: HRSA is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for 
consideration for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee on 
Infant Mortality (ACIM). The ACIM provides advice to the Secretary of 
HHS on Department activities and programs directed at reducing infant 
mortality and improving the health status of pregnant women and 
infants. With a focus on life course, ACIM addresses disparities in 
maternal health to improve maternal health outcomes, including 
preventing and reducing maternal mortality and severe maternal 
morbidity. HRSA is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to fill 
positions on the ACIM.

DATES: Written nominations for membership on the ACIM must be received 
on or before February 24, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Nomination packages must be submitted electronically as 
email attachments to David de la Cruz, the ACIM's Designated Federal 
Official, at: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David de la Cruz, Ph.D., MPH. Address: 
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18N25, 
Rockville, MD 20857; phone number: 301-443-0543; email: [email protected]. 
A copy of the ACIM charter and list of the current membership can be 
obtained by accessing the ACIM website at https://www.hrsa.gov/advisory-committees/Infant-Mortality/index.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACIM was established in 1991 and advises 
the Secretary of HHS on Department activities and programs directed at 
reducing infant mortality and improving the health status of pregnant 
women and infants. The ACIM represents a public-private partnership at 
the highest level to provide guidance and focus attention on the 
policies and resources required to address the reduction of infant 
mortality and the improvement of the health status of pregnant women 
and infants. Women who experience conditions such as hypertension, 
malnutrition, substance use disorder, and/or diabetes during pregnancy 
are at an elevated risk of delivering a baby who is low birth weight or 
premature. These are two of the leading causes of infant mortality. The 
ACIM provides advice on how best to coordinate a myriad of federal, 
state, local, and private programs and efforts that are designed to 
deal with the health and social problems affecting infant mortality and 
maternal health including implementation of the Healthy Start program 
and the maternal and infant health objectives from the National Health 
Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives.
    Nominations: HRSA is requesting nominations for voting members to 
serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) on the ACIM. The Secretary 
appoints up to 21 members for a term of up to 4 years. Nominees should 
include medical, technical, or scientific professionals with special 
expertise in the field of maternal and child health, in particular 
infant mortality and related health disparities; members of the public 
having special expertise about or concern with infant mortality; and/or 
representatives from such public health constituencies, consumers, and 
medical professional societies. Interested applicants may self-nominate 
or be nominated by another individual or organization.
    Members appointed as SGEs receive a stipend and reimbursement for 
per diem and travel expenses incurred for attending the ACIM meetings 
and/or conducting other business on behalf of the ACIM, as authorized 
by 5 U.S.C. 5703 for persons employed intermittently in government 
service. The ACIM meets approximately twice per year.
    The following information must be included in the package of 
materials submitted for each individual being nominated for 
consideration: (1) A statement that includes the name and affiliation 
of the nominee and a clear statement regarding the basis for the 
nomination, including the area(s) of expertise that may qualify a 
nominee for service on the ACIM, as described above; (2) confirmation 
the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the ACIM; (3) the 
nominee's contact information (please include home address, work 
address, daytime

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telephone number, and an email address); and (4) a current copy of the 
nominee's curriculum vitae. Nomination packages may be submitted 
directly by the individual being nominated or by the person/
organization recommending the candidate.
    HHS endeavors to ensure that the membership of the ACIM is fairly 
balanced in terms of points of view represented and that individuals 
from a broad representation of geographic areas, gender, and ethnic and 
minority groups, as well as individuals with disabilities, are 
considered for membership. Appointments shall be made without 
discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual 
orientation, or 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 for HRSA ethics officials to 
determine whether there is a potential conflict of interest between the 
SGE's public duties as a member of the ACIM and their private 
interests, including an appearance of a loss of impartiality as defined 
by federal laws and regulations, and to identify any required remedial 
action needed to address the potential conflict.

    Authority:  The ACIM was established under provisions of section 
222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a), as amended. 
The ACIM is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), as well as 41 CFR part 102-
3, which set forth standards for the formation and use of Advisory 
Committees.

Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
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