The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting
nominations for possible membership on the BSC, OID. This board
consists of 17 experts in fields related to infectious diseases who are
selected by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services (HHS). The board advises the HHS Secretary; the CDC Director;
the OID Director; and the Directors of the National Center for
Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), the National Center for
Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), and the National
Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)
concerning strategies, goals, and priorities for the programs and
research within the national centers and monitors the overall strategic
direction and focus of OID and the national centers.
Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the
board's mission. Nominees will be selected by the HHS Secretary or
designee from authorities knowledgeable in the fields of infectious
diseases and related disciplines, including epidemiology, microbiology,
bioinformatics, and clinical and veterinary medicine, as well as from
the general public. Members may be invited to serve for terms of up to
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates
that committee membership shall be balanced in terms of professional
training and background, points of view represented, and the
committee's function. In addition to a broad range of expertise,
consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas
within the U.S., with diverse representation of both genders, all
ethnic and racial groups, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must
be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S.
Government or federally registered lobbyists.
Candidates should submit the following items:
Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact
information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number,
A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of
Nomination materials must be postmarked by December 31, 2015, and
sent to: Kim Distel, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop D10, Atlanta,
Georgia 30329, telephone (404) 639-2100.
The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, 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.