October 20, 2022

CDC Calls for Nominations of Health Experts

CDC seeks nominations for appointments to two health-related bodies overseen by the agency.

According to a notice published in the Federal Register on Oct. 13, CDC is soliciting nominations for an individual to serve on the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee. The WTCHP-STAC makes recommendations on eligibility criteria for the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical monitoring and treatment of health conditions related to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The WTCHP-STAC comprises 17 experts from various professions who review scientific and medical evidence. CDC is seeking nominations of qualified individuals from the occupational physician and environmental medicine or environmental health professions, as well as a representative of WTC responders. Nominations are due Nov. 14. More information, including an explanation of how to submit nominations, is available in the Federal Register.

A separate notice published Oct. 17 calls for nominations to the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH) for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA). The ABRWH advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on issues related to occupational cancer stemming from work at Department of Energy facilities or at the facilities of organizations that have been designated as Atomic Weapons Employers under the EEOICPA. The ABRWH is capped at 20 members, all of whom are appointed by the president. For more information, including how to submit nominations, visit the Federal Register.