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Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Notice of meeting.


In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, (BSC, NCIPC). There will be 15 minutes allotted for public comments at the end of the open session from 3:40 p.m.-3:55 p.m. on July 17, 2019.


The meeting will be held on July 16, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., EDT (CLOSED) and July 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EDT (OPEN).


4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341; Teleconference Number: 1-866-692-4541, Participant Code: 12365987.

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Gwendolyn H. Cattledge, Ph.D., M.S.E.H., Deputy Associate Director for Science, NCIPC, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone (770) 488-3953, Email address:

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Portions of the meeting as designated above will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Chief Operating Officer, CDC pursuant to Public Law 92-463.

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, Start Printed Page 22130strategies, 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 Considered: Day One: The agenda will focus on the secondary peer review of extramural research grant applications received in response to two (2) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO): CE19-004, “Etiologic and Effectiveness Research to Address Polysubstance Impaired Driving” and CE19-005, Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01). Day Two: The agenda will include discussions on The Injury Center's Role in Addressing Public Health Concerns Related to Marijuana; Impaired Driving, Dating Matters and Health Economics and Policy Research at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

The Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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.

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Sherri Berger,

Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2019-10143 Filed 5-15-19; 8:45 am]