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Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Call for Nominations

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AGENCY:

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION:

Call for nominations.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is advertising for nominations for the radiation oncologist position on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Nominees should currently be practicing radiotherapy using Gamma Knife®.

DATES:

Nominations are due on or before April 21, 2009.

Nomination Process: Submit an electronic copy of resume or curriculum vitae to Ms. Ashley Tull, ashley.tull@nrc.gov. Please ensure that resume or curriculum vitae include the following information, if applicable: education; certification; professional association membership and committee membership activities; duties and responsibilities in current and previous clinical, research, and/or academic position(s).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Ashley Tull, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs; (240) 888-7129; ashley.tull@nrc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The ACMUI advises NRC on policy and technical issues that arise in the regulation of the medical use of byproduct material. Responsibilities include providing comments on changes to NRC rules, regulations, and guidance documents; evaluating certain non-routine uses of byproduct material; providing technical assistance in licensing and inspections; and bringing key issues to the attention of NRC, for appropriate action.

ACMUI members possess the medical and technical skills needed to address evolving issues. The current membership is comprised of the following professionals: (a) Nuclear medicine physician; (b) nuclear cardiologist; (c) nuclear medicine physicist; (d) therapy medical physicist; (e) radiation safety officer; (f) nuclear pharmacist; (g) two radiation oncologists; (h) patients' rights advocate; (i) Food and Drug Administration representative; (j) Agreement State representative; and (k) health care administrator.

NRC is inviting nominations for the radiation oncologist appointment to the ACMUI, and nominees should currently be practicing radiotherapy using Gamma Knife(r). The term of the individual currently occupying the position will end September 30, 2009. Committee members currently serve a four-year term and may be considered for reappointment to an additional term.

Nominees must be U.S. citizens and be able to devote approximately 160 hours per year to Committee business. Members who are not Federal employees are compensated for their service. In addition, members are reimbursed travel (including per-diem in lieu of subsistence) and are reimbursed secretarial and correspondence expenses. Full-time Federal employees are reimbursed travel expenses only.

Security Background Check: The selected nominee will undergo a thorough security background check. Security paperwork may take the nominee several weeks to complete. Nominees will also be required to complete a financial disclosure statement to avoid conflicts of interest.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 13th day of February 2009.

For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Annette L. Vietti-Cook,

Secretary of the Commission.

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[FR Doc. E9-3630 Filed 2-19-09; 8:45 am]

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