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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). This meeting is open to the public limited only by the space and ports available. The meeting room accommodates 70 participants and there will be 2,000 ports available. Due to the limited availability of meeting space, we are encouraging the pubic to please register using the link provided:​r/​TPPT2T2.

There will be public comment periods at the end of each meeting day; from 3:35 p.m.-4:05 p.m. on December 4, 2019 and from 10:40 a.m.-10:55 a.m. on December 5, 2019.


The meeting will be held on December 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., EST and December 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., EST.


Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta—Buckhead, 3342 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 and via Teleconference: Dial-In Number: 1-800-475-0522, Participant Code: 7074867.

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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) 488-1430. Email address:

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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 Considered: The agenda will include Day One: Discussions on Lung Injury, Overdose Prevention Research Priorities Update, The Nation's Opioid Crisis, Work Implementation for Workers and Employees (CDC/NIOSH), and a request for the establishment of an Opioid Workgroup. Day Two: The discussions will focus on The Importance of Accounting for Contextual Factors when Developing Strategies to address Health Inequities, Health Disparities among American Indian and Alaskan Native Population and Health Disparities Research Activities at CDC. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

The Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of 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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Kalwant Smagh,

Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2019-23201 Filed 10-23-19; 8:45 am]