CDC Seeks New Members for World Trade Center Health Program Committee
CDC seeks nominations for candidates to serve on the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). The agency is seeking individuals who are environmental health professionals, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and occupational physicians—especially those who have experience treating World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, which established the World Trade Center Health Program, specifies the make-up of STAC. According to the Zadroga Act, the committee must include at least one industrial hygienist.
STAC reviews scientific and medical evidence to make recommendations on World Trade Center Health Program eligibility criteria or additional health conditions to be included in the program. The committee also provides consultation on research regarding certain health conditions related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Appointments to STAC are for up to four years, and the frequency of committee meetings is based on the program’s needs.
Nominations are due by Nov. 20, 2020, and self-nominations are acceptable. See the Federal Register notice for more information about submitting nominations.
The World Trade Center Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment of health conditions related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and survivors who were in the New York City disaster area.