June 13, 2019

CDC Seeks IH to Serve on World Trade Center Health Program Committee

CDC seeks nominations for candidates to serve on the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee, or STAC. The agency is seeking individuals who are industrial hygienists, occupational physicians with experience treating WTC rescue and recovery workers, representatives of WTC responders, and physicians with expertise in pulmonary medicine. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, which established the WTC Health Program, specifies the make-up of STAC. According to the Zadroga Act, the committee must include at least one industrial hygienist.

STAC is responsible for reviewing scientific and medical evidence to make recommendations on WTC 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, 2001, 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 June 28, 2019, and self-nominations are acceptable. See the Federal Register notice for more information about submitting nominations.

The WTC Health Program is administered by NIOSH and provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the WTC and related sites in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pa., and survivors who were in the New York City disaster area.