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Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Advisory Committee (BCCEDCAC)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting nominations for membership on The Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, HHS, and the Director, CDC, regarding the early detection and control of breast and cervical cancer. The committee makes recommendations regarding national program goals and objectives; implementation strategies; program priorities, including surveillance, epidemiologic investigations, education and training, information dissemination, professional interactions and collaborations, and policy.

Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee's objectives. The Secretary, HHS, acting through the Director, CDC, shall appoint to the advisory committee nominees with expertise in breast cancer, cervical cancer, medicine, public health, behavioral science, epidemiology, radiology, pathology, clinical medical care, health education, and surveillance. Two members may be representatives of the general public with personal experience in issues related to breast or cervical cancer early detection and control. Members may be invited to serve for up to four years.

The next cycle of selection of candidates will conclude in the Fall of 2015, for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose terms will end on March 31, 2016. Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of BCCEDCAC objectives (​maso/​FACM/​facmBCCEDCAC.htm). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will give close attention to equitable geographic distribution and to minority and female representation so long as the effectiveness of the Committee is not impaired. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas within the U.S., with diverse representation of both genders, all ethnic and racial groups, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government.

Candidates should submit the following items:

Current curriculum vitae or resume, including complete contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone numbers, fax number, email address)

A 150 word biography for the nominee;

At least one letter of recommendation from a person(s) not employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not employed by HHS.

Nominations should be submitted ((postmarked or received)) by September 25, 2015.

  • Electronic submissions: You may submit nominations, including attachments, electronically to
  • Regular, Express or Overnight Mail: Written nominations may be submitted to the following addressee only: Ms. Jameka Reese Blackmon, M.B.A., C.M.P., c/o BCCEDCAC Secretariat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3719 North Peachtree Road, Bldg. 100 Chamblee, GA 30341. Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be accepted.

Nominations may be submitted by the candidate or by the person/organization recommending the candidate.

Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the “Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE 450” for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This form allows CDC to determine whether there is a conflict of interest between that person's public responsibilities as a Special Government Employee and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded at​forms/​oge450_​pdf/​oge450_​accessible.pdf. This form should not be submitted as part of the nomination.

Contact Person for More Information: Jameka R. Blackmon, MBA, CMP, Designated Federal Officer, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, 4770 Buford Hwy., NE., Mailstop F76, Atlanta, Georgia, 30341, Telephone (770) 488-4880; Fax (770) 488-4760; Email:

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 the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Catherine Ramadei,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-19041 Filed 8-3-15; 8:45 am]