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

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Call for nominations.


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is advertising for nominations for the position of Radiation Safety Officer on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Nominees should currently be functioning as a Radiation Safety Officer.


Nominations are due on or before October 31, 2016.

Nomination Process: Submit an electronic copy of resume or curriculum vitae to Ms. Michelle Smethers, Please ensure that the resume or curriculum vitae includes 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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Ms. Michelle Smethers, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards; (301) 415-6711;

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The ACMUI Radiation Safety Officer provides advice to NRC staff on health physics issues associated with medical applications of byproduct material. This advice includes providing input on NRC proposed rules and guidance documents; providing recommendations on the training and experience of radiation safety officers; identification of medical events; evaluating non-routine uses of byproduct material; bringing key issues in the radiation safety officer community to the attention of NRC staff; evaluating the security of byproduct material used in medical and research facilities, and other issues as they relate to radiation safety and NRC medical-use policy.

ACMUI members are selected based on their educational background, certification(s), work experience, involvement and/or leadership in professional society activities, and other information obtained in letters or during the selection process.

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) two radiation oncologists; (d) diagnostic radiologist; (e) therapy medical physicist; (f) nuclear medicine physicist; (g) nuclear pharmacist; (h) health care administrator; (i) radiation safety officer; (j) patients' rights advocate; (k) Food and Drug Administration representative; and (l) Agreement State representative.

NRC is inviting nominations for the Radiation Safety Officer to the ACMUI. The term of the individual currently occupying this position will end September 27, 2017. 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 for 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 24th day of August, 2016.

For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Andrew L. Bates,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20809 Filed 8-29-16; 8:45 am]