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:
8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., June 13, 2013 (Open).
8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., June 14, 2013 (Closed).
Place: CDC, Century Center, 1825 Century Boulevard NE., Room 1042-1B, Atlanta, Georgia 30345
Status: Portions of the meeting as designated above will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92-463.Start Printed Page 29755
Purpose: The Board will: (1) Conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public health authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases, and other impairments; (2) assist States and their political subdivisions in preventing and suppressing communicable and non-communicable diseases and other preventable conditions and in promoting health and well-being; and (3) conduct and assist in research and control activities related to injury.
The Board of Scientific Counselors 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 also provides advice on the appropriate balance of intramural and extramural research, the structure, progress and performance of intramural programs. The Board is 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.
Matters to be Discussed: The Board of Scientific Counselors will discuss science matters to include research strategies needed to guide the Center's focus, as well as updates on the current research portfolio review and the Pediatric mild-Traumatic Injury Workgroup. There will be 15 minutes allotted for public comments at the end of the open session.
Closed Session: On the second day of the meeting, the Board will conduct the Secondary Peer Review of extramural research grant applications received in response to Funding Opportunity Announcement CE-13-002 Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury. Applications will be assessed as it relates to the Center's mission and programmatic balance. The Board will discuss and vote on the secondary review recommendations to be provided to the Center Director for applications to be considered for funding support.
Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.
Contact Person for More Information: Gwendolyn H. Cattledge, Ph.D., M.S.E.H., Deputy Associate Director for Science, NCIPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone (770) 488-1430.
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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-12037 Filed 5-20-13; 8:45 am]
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