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HHS - 142 - National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation ResearchAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee 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 Date2/19/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DEPUTY DIRECTOR, NCMRR
Date Of Renewal Charter2/19/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*RALPH
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*NITKIN
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) 402-4206
Effective Date Of Authority*11/16/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 480-3854
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*nitkinr@mail.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 also has a major role in providing input to the NIH Research Plan for Rehabilitation Research and the NIH Rehabilitation Research Conference, which is updated approximately every five years.
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 6-7, 2021, and May 2-3, 2022, but because of COVID these meetings were shifted to a virtual format, which also translated to a more abbreviated meeting. 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 RemarksCommittee Reports: This committee did not produce any public reports.

Ex Officio Member, Dr. Mary Lovley resigned on 2/25/22 due to retiring from the Department of Education. Dr. Mary Lovley's start date was incorrectly reported in the 2021 ACR report. It has been updated to 7/1/2017.

Stephanie Deluca and Eric Perreault terms were entered incorrectly on the 2021 ACR report and have been updated to 6/30/23.
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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*511Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe December 2021 NABMRR meeting was held in a two day virtual format. The Board learned about NIH COVID-19 efforts, including Radx and Recover, and progress on the NIH Research Plan for Rehabilitation Research from NICHD and NCMRR leadership. They discussed advances in reproductive health for people with disabilities and NIH efforts to support DEIA, including NICHD’s STRIVE. One retiring board member presented a scientific talk on technology interventions for infants at risk for cerebral palsy and another presented on care partners for people with disabilities. A report from the NICHD Council liaison was given. A concept clearance for the NCMRR Early Career Research Award was approved by the Board. The board heard about the NIH Common Fund programs of SPARC and Bridge2AI. The meeting concluded with a short scientific symposium on wearable technologies. The Board made 15 recommendations.

The May 2022 NABMRR meeting was held in a two day virtual format. The Board learned about the NIH budget, COVID-19 research updates, pediatric medical devices, the limb loss and preservation registry. One retiring board member gave a scientific presentation on peripheral nerve regeneration. A concept clearance for an initiative on Ableism was approved by the Board. A symposium on assessments for rehabilitation was held to end day one. A brief update on the NIH Research Plan for Rehabilitation was provided. The new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy was presented to the Board. An update on DEIA from the COSWD was presented. A scientific presentation on the impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities was given. A working group of the board was empaneled to review the infrastructure program supported by NCMRR. Departing members gave brief reflections. The Board made 23 recommendations.
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 PublicationsNo
% 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 CommentIC CMO: Lisa Neal, NICHD Committee Management Officer; contact information: lisa.neal@nih.gov
Agency Feedback Comment*Meeting minutes, written documentation, oral presentations and feedback surveys. 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.Narrative Description*The Board advises the Director, NIH, the Director, NICHD, and the Director, NCMRR, on matters and policies relating to NCMRR's medical rehabilitation research and training programs. The Board will review and assess Federal research priorities, activities, and findings regarding medical rehabilitation research and will advise on the provisions of the statute-required comprehensive research plan for the conduct, support, and coordination of medical rehabilitation.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$9,600.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$9,600.00
Payments to Federal Members*$24,336.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$24,336.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$90,197.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$92,632.00
Payments to Consultants*$2,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$2,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$14,652.00
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*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$7,820.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$7,898.00
Total Costs$133,953.00Est. Total Next FY*$151,118.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/21/2022 12:25 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.70
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.70Est Cost RemarksProjected costs for FY23 were increased in the event that in-person/hybrid meetings resume.

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 employee due to membership on this committee.
Cost RemarksMeetings were held virtually in FY22 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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 employee due to membership on this committee.
  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Safety
Medicine
Health and Health Research
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation and Disability
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040448National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2021
 COM-038723National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2020
 COM-036606National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2019
 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