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HHS - 939 - National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Advisory Child Health and Human Development CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number939
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/advisory/council
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*24
Current Charter Date6/30/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director for Extramural Activities
Date Of Renewal Charter6/30/2024Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Rebekah
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameS
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Rasooly
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPh.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 284aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 827-2599
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*rebekah.rasooly@mail.nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Section 492 of the PHS Act states that The Secretary...shall by regulation require appropriate technical and scientific peer review of -- (A) applications; and (B) biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts”. The Council is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of peer review; advice on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and research needs and opportunities of the Institute. The Council reviewed and recommended for funding 1499 applications requesting $741,841,721. The membership was provided with presentations on Fertility Preservation in Children at Risk for Gonadal Dysfunction; Turner Syndrome and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency – Impact on Children and Families; RADx-UP Return to School Initiative; Mitigating Bias in Review; STRIVE Health Disparities Research; Inclusion Triennial Report; Invited Director, National Eye Institute; Parent-Provider Alliance and Bereavement Research in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; A Father’s Perspective on Pediatric Critical Care Research and Bereavement; Budget 101; Functional Reorganization of NICHD Division Extramural Research and Division of Extramural Activities; Planning New Initiatives; Invited Director, National Institute of Nursing Research; Participation in an NICHD P50 Funded First-in-Woman Study of a Human Contraceptive Antibody; Voice of the Participant (White/Video Interview); Statement of Understanding; Leveraging Network Infrastructure for Clinical Trials. The members reviewed and deliberated the following Institute Proposed Initiatives: 1) Prevention research from human milk to the origins of disease and development in the life course (PRiMORDIAL); 2) Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research; 3) Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings Implementation Science Network (PATC3H-IN); 4) NICHD Domestic & International Pediatric & Maternal HIV & Other High-Priority Infectious Diseases Clinical Studies Network; 5) CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect; 6) Learning Disabilities Research Centers; 7) Neonatal Research Network; 8) Physiomimetics and Organoids for Reproductive Health; 9) Integrative Research in Gynecologic Health; 10) Multicenter Clinical Trials; Leveraging Network Infrastructure to Advance Research and Outcomes; 11) Coordinating Center for the NICHD Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program; 12) Opioid Exposure and Effects on Placenta Function, Brain Development, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes; 13) Advancing Methods for Safe, Noninvasive, Real Time Assessment of Placenta Development and Function Across Pregnancy; 14) Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence; 15) NICHD Laboratory of Developmental Biology; 16) Reproductive Scientist Development Program; 17) Small Research Grants for Analyses of Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Data; 18) Biological Testing Facility; 19) Chemical Screening and Optimization Facility.
How is membership balanced?*The Council will consist of not more than 18 members appointed by the Secretary (appointed members) and at least 6 nonvoting ex officio members. The nonvoting ex officio members will include the Secretary; the Director, NIH; the Director, NICHD; the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (or their designees); a representative from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration; and such additional officers or employees of the United States as the Secretary determines necessary for the Council to effectively carry out its function. A member of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, NICHD, will act as a nonvoting liaison representative to ensure adequate communication on critical issues of concern to both committees.

Of the appointed members, two-thirds will be selected from among the leading representatives of the health and scientific disciplines (including not less than 2 individuals who are leaders in the fields of public health and the behavioral or social sciences) relevant to the activities of the Institute, particularly representatives of the health and scientific disciplines in the area of obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, genetics, perinatology, reproductive biology, developmental biology, physiology, biochemistry, endocrinology, nutrition, medical rehabilitation, child development, demography, and pharmacology. One-third of the appointed members will be appointed by the Secretary from the general public and will include leaders in the fields of public policy, law, health policy, economics, and management.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee conducted three Council meetings during this reporting period on the following dates: January 11-12, 2022; June 14-15, 2022; and September 12-13, 2022. The National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council provides advice on a continuing basis on the type of scientific research programs that should be supported and on how to carry out the designated mission and responsibilities of the Institute. It also provides gynecology ongoing review of the relevance and effectiveness of the existing programs.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council is composed of both scientific and public members who provide the second level of review for research grant applications; advise on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and research needs and opportunities of the Institute. The quality, scope, and balance of advice from this Council cannot be obtained from NIH staff or from other established sources because the membership of the Council is constituted to meet the specific requirements of the mandated mission of the Council and of the Institute.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council were partially closed to the public for the review of grant applications. Sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act permit the closing of meetings where discussions could reveal confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable materials and personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy.
Recommendation RemarksCommittee Function: Other - National Scientific and Advisory.

Reports: This committee did not produce any public reports during this reporting period.

DFO: Dr. Rasooly replaced previous DFO, Dr. Twombly during this fiscal year.

Ex Officio Members: Dr. Collins, Director, NIH term ended on 12/19/21, Dr. Tabak replaced Dr. Collins as Acting Director, NIH. Dr. Lopato ex officio term was extended.

Members: Drs. Neuberger, Wong, Caggana, Matzuk and Titan terms ended 11/30/21. Dr. Tita was inadvertently left off the FY21 report.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentAn action of “approved” or “recommended” for grants receiving review by this council does not infer that the grant will be or has been funded. Research grant applications submitted to NIH must go through a two-step review process that includes the initial peer review for scientific and technical merit and a second step of review and approved be a National Advisory Council that includes program relevance. In addition, prior to an award or funding being made, NIH staff must conduct an administrative review for a number of other considerations. These include alignment with NIH’s funding principles, review of the project budget, assessment of the applicant’s management systems, determination of applicant’s eligibility, and compliance with public policy requirements. After all the steps have been completed, NIH officials make funding decisions on individual grant applications.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed1,499
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended1,499
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$741,841,721.00
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 CommentCouncil reviewed 1499 applications, requesting $741,841,721 in requested total costs.
Number Of Recommendations*32,781Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentCouncil reviewed 1499 Grant Applications in FY-22Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentInformation on the research funded by NIH is available through the RePORT (Research Porfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to the reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities that advance the mission of the NIH, including information on NIH expenditures, strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organization and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentInformation on the research funded by NIH is available through the RePORT (Research Porfolio Online Reporting Tool) website. RePORT provides access to the reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities that advance the mission of the NIH, including information on NIH expenditures, strategic plans, reports on NIH funding, and reports on the organization and people involved in NIH research and research training. The RePORT website is located at http://report.nih.gov.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact: Lisa Neal, Chief, Office of Committee Management, NICHD, lisa.neal@nih.gov.
Agency Feedback Comment*Information is provided to the public at the open session of each Council meeting through reports and the Director’s update. The public can view information related to the Council through the council’s official website.Narrative Description*The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientist in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; assisting the training of research investigators and fostering communication of medical and health sciences information. Section 492 of the Public Health Service Act states that “The Secretary…shall by regulation require appropriate technical and scientific peer review of (A) applications…; and (B) biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts…” The National Child Health and Human Development Council provides second level peer review; makes recommendations for support of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements; advises on policy development, program implementation and evaluation; and research needs of the NICHD.
Hide Section - COSTS

COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$21,600.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$21,600.00
Payments to Federal Members*$9,462.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$9,462.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$77,477.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$79,569.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$30,078.00
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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$108,539.00Est. Total Next FY*$140,709.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/1/2022 10:38 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.30
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est 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.
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. Although 7 Ex Officio members are identified in the members section, only 4 attended meetings during the fiscal year.
  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Medicine
Health and Health Research
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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-040263National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2021
 COM-038538National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2020
 COM-036410National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2019
 COM-034614National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2018
 COM-001964National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2017
 COM-002369National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2016
 COM-003997National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2015
 COM-004455National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2014
 COM-006188National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2013
 COM-006627National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2012
 COM-008291National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2011
 COM-008722National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2010
 COM-010408National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2009
 COM-010711National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2008
 COM-011984National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2007
 COM-012602National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2006
 COM-013935National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2005
 COM-014738National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2004
 COM-015915National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2003
 COM-016450National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2002
 COM-017559National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2001
 COM-018360National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council2000
 COM-019507National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council1999
 COM-020264National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council1998
 COM-021798National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council1997