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Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages; Notice for Request for Nominations

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill ten upcoming vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL).

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Authority: 42 U.S.C. 294f, section 756 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. The Advisory Committee is governed by the Federal Advisory Act, Public Law (Pub. L.) 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2) which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.

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The Agency must receive nominations on or before June 30, 2010.


All nominations are to be submitted either by mail to Joan Weiss, PhD, RN, CRNP, Designated Federal Official, ACICBL, Division of Diversity and Interdisciplinary Education, Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Parklawn Building, Room 9-36, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 or e-mail to CAPT Norma J. Hatot at

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For additional information, contact CAPT Norma J. Hatot, Senior Program Officer, Division of Diversity and Interdisciplinary Education, BHPr, by e-mail at or telephone at (301) 443-2681. A copy of the current committee membership, charter and Start Printed Page 17939reports can be obtained by accessing the Advisory Committee Web site at​interdisciplinary/​ACICBL.htm.

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Under the authorities that established the ACICBL and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, HRSA is requesting nominations for ten committee members. The ACICBL provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) and to the Congress concerning policy, program development and other matters of significance related to interdisciplinary, community-based training grant programs authorized under sections 751-755, Title VII, Part D of the PHS Act. The ACICBL prepares an annual report describing the activities conducted during the fiscal year, identifying findings and developing recommendations to enhance these Title VII programs. The annual report is submitted to the Secretary and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.

The Department of Health and Human Services is requesting a total of ten nominations for members of the ACICBL from schools that have administered or are currently administering awards from the following programs: Allied Health; Area Health Education Centers; Chiropractic Demonstration Program; Geriatric Academic Career Award; Geriatric Education Centers; Quentin N. Burdick Rural Interdisciplinary Training; Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists, and Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals; Graduate Psychology Education; and Preventive and Primary Care Training for Podiatric Physicians. Among these nominations, students, residents, and/or fellows from these programs are encouraged to apply.

HRSA has a special interest, and the legislation requires a fair balance between the health professions and members from urban and rural areas, a broad geographic distribution, and the adequate representation of women and minorities. HRSA encourages nominations of qualified candidates from these groups as well as individuals with disabilities.

To allow the Secretary to choose from a highly qualified list of potential candidates, more than one nomination is requested per open position. Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations must be typewritten. The following information should be included in the package of materials 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 that qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Committee and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude the Committee membership—potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning such matters as financial holdings, consultancies, research grants, and/or contracts to permit an evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest; (2) the nominator's name, address, and daytime telephone number, and the home/or work address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the individual being nominated; and (3) a current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae and a statement of interest from the nominee to support experience working with Title VII interdisciplinary, community-based training grant programs; expertise in the field; and personal desire in participating on a National Advisory Committee.

Members will receive a stipend for each official meeting day of the Committee, as well as per diem and travel expenses as authorized by section 5 U.S.C. 5703 for persons employed intermittently in Government service.

Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Qualified candidates will be invited to serve a three-year term.

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Dated: March 31, 2010.

Sahira Rafiullah,

Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.

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[FR Doc. 2010-7933 Filed 4-7-10; 8:45 am]