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Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC)

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In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L.92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces, the following meeting of the aforementioned committee:

Times and Dates:

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., January 26, 2009.

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., January 27, 2009.

Place: CDC, 4770 Buford Hwy., NE., Building 106, First Floor, Rooms 1A and 1B, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.

Status: Open: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., January 26, 2009.

Closed: 4:35 p.m.-6:30 p.m., January 26, 2009.

Open: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., January 27, 2009.

Purpose: The board makes recommendations regarding policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities, and reviews progress toward injury prevention goals and provides evidence in injury prevention-related research and programs. The board provides advice on the appropriate balance of intramural and extramural research, and provides advice on the structure, progress and performance of intramural programs. The board is also designed to provide guidance on extramural scientific program matters, including the: (1) Review of extramural research concepts for funding opportunity announcements; (2) conduct of secondary peer review of extramural research grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts applications received in response to the funding opportunity announcements as it relates to the Center's programmatic balance and mission; (3) submission of secondary review recommendations to the Center Director of applications to be considered for funding support; (4) review of research portfolios, and (5) review of program proposals. The board shall provide guidance on the National Center of Injury Prevention and Control's programs and research activities by conducting scientific peer review of intramural research and programs within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; by ensuring adherence to Office of Management and Budget requirements for intramural peer review; and by monitoring the overall direction, focus, and success of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Matters To Be Discussed: As this is the initial meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, they will receive an overview of the mission of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The meeting will include the review, discussion, and evaluation of center grants received in response to one Fiscal Year 2009 FOA.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Contact Person for More Information: Dr. Gwen Cattledge, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, NCIPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone (770) 488-4655.The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Dated: December 24, 2008.

Elaine L. Baker,

Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. E9-89 Filed 1-7-09; 8:45 am]

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