World Trade Center Health Program seeks nominations for the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is requesting nominations for candidates to serve on the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). Qualified individuals are invited to submit nominations for themselves or others by December 30, 2023.

The WTC Administrator is seeking nominations for members fulfilling the following categories:

  • Two representatives of certified-eligible survivors
  • Mental health professional
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Occupational physician with expertise in treating WTC rescue and recovery workers
  • Physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine
  • Representative of WTC responders

Appointments to the STAC are for up to 4 years. The frequency of committee meetings is determined by the Administrator of the WTC Health Program based on program needs.

Nomination packages should include a curriculum vitae that includes complete contact information, the membership category the candidate is qualified to represent, a summary that documents the nominee’s background, experience and qualifications, and a letter of recommendation. Further information on submitting a nomination is available in the Federal Register announcement.

An organization may nominate an individual. Interested candidates may also nominate themselves. Nomination packages must be received by December 30, 2023 and may be sent by email to nioshdocket@cdc.gov or by first-class mail to: NIOSH Docket 229–K, c/o Mia Wallace, Committee Management Specialist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop V24–4, Atlanta, Georgia 30329–4027.

About the STAC

Upon request from the Administrator, the WTC Health Program STAC provides recommendations on research, the addition of health conditions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions, and eligibility criteria for the WTC Health Program. They also review and evaluate changes to the policies and procedures for the addition of health conditions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions, as well as make recommendations on identifying peer reviewers for when the Administrator seeks to add a health condition.

The WTC Health Program is administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the WTC and related sites in New York City, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, and survivors who were in the New York City Disaster Area.

NIOSH is the federal institute that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. For more information about NIOSH visit www.cdc.gov/niosh.

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