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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation ResearchAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number142
Original Establishment Date11/16/1990Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/advisory/nabmrr/...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date2/19/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, NCMRR
Date Of Renewal Charter2/19/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*ALISON
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameN.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*CERNICH
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPH.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 285g-4, section 452Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-0295
Effective Date Of Authority*11/16/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 480-3854
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*alison.cernich@nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research is composed of 18 appointed members plus 12 ex officio members. This Board interacts with the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to advise the Center and the Institute as a whole on research opportunities, health needs, and other aspects of medical rehabilitation. The Board is composed of highly qualified scientific and public members who represent many aspects of medical rehabilitation research, health policy, and support for individuals with chronic disabilities. Agendas for these meetings are carefully planned to maximize Board participation and constructive dialogue with NCMRR staff, ex officio members, and other interested parties. The Board has a specific role in providing concept clearance for upcoming NCMRR research initiatives and reviewing the implementation of the NCMRR research plan. The Board assisted the Center in identifying new research opportunities as part of its periodic Report to the Institute Council, which occurs every few years. The Board made specific recommendations in the area of human-machine interfaces; access to unique technologies; interactive technologies evolving to meet the needs of persons with disabilities (e.g., wearable sensors, smart devices, adapting to the person and the environment); cell, tissue, and organ plasticity; regenerative rehabilitation; and bringing interventions into the community. The Board also discussed the potential for enhanced interactions with other NIH Institutes and government agencies.
How is membership balanced?*The National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research is composed of 18 appointed members. Twelve members are representatives of health and scientific disciplines with expertise in areas such as physical therapy; neurobiology; physiatry; cognitive rehabilitation; bioengineering and assistive devices; speech, language and communication; and pediatric critical care and rehabilitation. Six members are advocates with interest in health service delivery, ethics, health policy, and patient support. In addition to the balance of expertise and health perspectives, the board maintains diversity with respect to ethnicity, gender, geography, and inclusion of persons with disabilities.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board met twice during this reporting period on the following dates: December 3-4, 2018 and May 6-7, 2019. Agenda items are developed by NCMRR staff in conjunction with input from the Board to focus on topics that are particularly timely in the field of medical rehabilitation and relevant to improving the lives of people with disabilities. The agenda is a mix of informational and discussion sessions that often draw on the particular expertise and experiences of the Board members themselves with invited participants as needed. Minutes from each meeting are distributed to Board members and posted on the NCMRR website to invite further input from the rehabilitation community and general public.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Board is composed of recognized research authorities and leading advocates in the health care community. Because of the broad multidisciplinary nature of medical rehabilitation research and the convergence of biomedical, behavioral, psychosocial, and policy issues, recommendations could not be derived from individual sources in the biomedical or health community. Moreover, this information represents the integration of several viewpoints and balance among research and service priorities. The special nature of these deliberations and consensus of opinion could not be derived from individual interactions of other professional groups, nor developed by NIH staff alone.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe DFO and Committee Decision Maker positions are held by the same individual based on assigned duties within the IC.

Committee Reports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

Costs: Daily salary costs have been estimated for Federal and/or Ex Officio members of this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of their annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to Federal employees due to membership on this committee. Although [9 ] number of Federal/Ex officio members are identified in the member section, only [6] number attended meetings during the fiscal year.

Committee Members: Dr. Nitkin was reported last year with an end term date of 6/30/2019. His actual termination date was 6/30/2018.

The member Arthur W. English was originally reported as English W. Arthur, and Gregory Hicks was reported as Hicks Gregory. The names have been corrected in the database.

Dr. Indira Lanig was reported in FY18 with an end term date of 6/30/2018 - this was the end term date for her member role on the Board; in FY19 she has an end term date of 6/30/2019 due to her one year reassignment as the Board Chair.

Dr. Gregory Hicks'original proposed Board member start/end date on the was 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2019. His actual member start/end date was 12/20/2016- 6/30/2017 due to the COI Clearance process. From 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018 (FY18) he was reassigned as the Board Chair. From 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019 (FY19) he was reassigned as a Board member.

Term date for Ex Officio members designated as "No Fixed Term" because no term date specified in the Board Charter for Ex Officio members.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentDue to the complexity of the recommendations made by this committee on policy and program areas, staff is unable to determine which recommendations have been fully or partially implemented solely in response to this committee's activities.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH- supported basic and clinical research accomplishments often take many years to unfold into new diagnostic tests and new ways to treat and prevent diseases.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*378Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentAt the December 2018 meeting, the Board reviewed opportunities to collaborate with the NIH National
Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), including
opportunities involving clinical
trial networks and support of pilot projects. The Board discussed National Center for Medical
Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) strategies for categorizing rehabilitation research across the NIH
and benchmarking progress in meeting strategic goals. The Board also discussed an NIH workshop on stroke recovery and rehabilitation and the need to better promote collaboration among basic and clinical investigators and enhancing translational research. The Board provided approval of a
funding opportunity to support basic and clinical research in pediatric rehabilitation. They received an update on the NIH BRAIN initiative and specific opportunities to non-invasively study brain injury and to provide therapeutic electrical stimulation. The Board heard a talk on dissemination and implementation research and provided specific input on opportunities and needs in the field of rehabilitation research. They also discussed opportunities to collaborate with the
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), especially in the area of birth defects and developmental disabilities, as well as promoting participation in the Special Olympics. They engaged in a
discussion of promoting healthy outcomes through support of activity and participation as well as possible psychosocial barriers.

At the May 2019 meeting, the Board provided input into the NICHD strategic planning process and specific opportunities for the NCMRR to collaborate with other NIH Institutes. A discussion with a representative from the Centers forMedicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided opportunities to discuss policies to promote health services research and evidence generation, as well as key policy
issues in support of rehabilitation services and home healthcare. The Board also met with the new director of the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to discuss connective tissue disorders and novel rehabilitation approaches. The Board began discussion with NCMRR about revising the NIH Research Plan on Rehabilitation, which will be submitted to Congress in 2021. Key issues involve engaging with the research community and public to define clinical needs, research opportunities, and priorities, and to develop an implementation plan. The Board also discussed the
potential structure of a NIH State of the Science Conference on Rehabilitation to highlight current research advances and future opportunities. The Board had a brief discussion with the NIH National Library of Medicine to discuss informatics and “big data” and possible connections to rehabilitation research outcomes. The Board reviewed a major NIH initiative on spinal cord injury research in order to prioritize and refocus research goals for the next decade. Finally, the Board provided approval for renewing a successful program to support early career researchers in the field of medical rehabilitation.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentDue to the complexity of the recommendations made by this committee on policy and program areas, staff is unable to determine which recommendations have been fully or partially implemented solely in response to this committee's activities.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentDue to the complexity of the recommendations made by this committee on policy and program areas, staff is unable to determine which recommendations have been fully or partially implemented solely in response to this committee's activities.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentMeeting minutes, written documentation, oral presentations and feedback surveys.Narrative Description*At both the December 2018 and May 2019 meetings, the Board discussed the benchmarks in the evaluation of the NIH Research Plan on Rehabilitation and strategies for renewing the Research Plan in the years ahead. The Board also discussed specific opportunities to collaborate with
other NIH institutes on stroke and spinal cord injury research, the NIH Brain Initiative, and broader issues of promoting translational research. The Board also reviewed coordination among Institutes (e.g., NIH Medical Rehabilitation Coordination Committee), as well as coordination among federal agencies (e.g., Interagency Committee on Disability Research). The Board also discussed NIH initiatives such as the Cures Act, the Brain Initiative, and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program. Research infrastructure, career development, clinical trial design, and implementation science remain key issues across the NIH and other federal agencies, and frequently come up in Board discussions.

The December meeting provided an opportunity to collaborate with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the May meeting renewed collaborations with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the NIH Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the NIH National Library of Medicine.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$7,600.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$7,600.00
Payments to Federal Members*$28,800.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$28,800.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$70,644.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$71,987.00
Payments to Consultants*$5,800.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$5,800.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$23,443.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$23,563.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$17,011.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$17,106.00
Other Costs$2,307.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$2,330.00
Total Costs$155,605.00Est. Total Next FY*$157,186.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.80Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.80
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Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034810National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2018
 COM-001686National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2017
 COM-002257National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2016
 COM-004032National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2015
 COM-004687National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2014
 COM-006150National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2013
 COM-006637National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2012
 COM-008380National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2011
 COM-008749National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2010
 COM-010361National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2009
 COM-010799National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2008
 COM-012095National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2007
 COM-012632National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2006
 COM-013732National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2005
 COM-014511National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2004
 COM-015998National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2003
 COM-016485National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2002
 COM-017590National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2001
 COM-018384National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2000
 COM-019799National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research1999
 COM-020347National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research1998
 COM-021766National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research1997