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HHS - 33553 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameBoard of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and ControlAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number33553
Original Establishment Date12/14/1993Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*34
Current Charter Date11/5/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Associate Director for Science
Date Of Renewal Charter11/5/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Gwendolyn
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameHaile
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Cattledge
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPh.D., M.S.E.H.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. Section 280b-2(a) [Section 394(a) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended]Designated Federal Officer Phone*(770) 488-4655
Effective Date Of Authority*11/17/1962Designated Federal Officer Fax*(770) 488-3560
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board of Scientific Counselors provides advice and makes recommendations regarding feasible goals for the prevention and control of injuries. The Board also carries out secondary peer review of extramural research grant and cooperative agreement applications submitted for consideration by the primary scientific peer review panel, and makes funding recommendations for approval by the Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
How is membership balanced?*Members possess a wide range of expertise in the following disciplines involved in injury and violence prevention, including, but not limited to, epidemiologists, statisticians, trauma surgeons, rehabilitation medicine specialists, behavioral scientists, health economists, practitioners, program evaluation specialists, and specialists in various aspects of injury management. The Program continues to identify and seek members who are female and from ethnic/racial minority groups, as well as maintain a geographic balance, in order to achieve the broadest possible representation of different points of view. Solicitation for nominations are sought from senior scientists in the Injury Center, as well as, national injury- and violence-related organizations and a review of expertise in the field.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board met four times during the 2019 fiscal year, December 12, March 14, July 16-17, and August 27. On December 12, 2018, the Board met and received updates to include research strategies needed to guide the Center’s focus on reducing opioid overdose and to review the recommendations from the BSC Workgroup on Opioid Prescribing for Acute and Chronic Pain. The March 14, 2019 meeting included an open session where the CDC Opioid Team discussed how the recommendations from the BSC workgroup would be utilized, as well as the direction they were taking. The closed session was the Secondary Peer Review of CE-19-001, Injury Control Research Centers. During the July 16-17 meeting, Secondary Peer Review was conducted on July 16 for CE19-004, Etiologic and Effectiveness Research to Address Polysubstance Impaired Driving. On July 17, the Board discussed Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships, Health Economics and Policy Research, and the CDC Injury Center’s Role in Addressing Health Concerns Related to Cannabis and Cannabinoids. The topics discussed were timely and relevant to the research focus at the Center. One teleconference meeting was scheduled for the Board to conduct Secondary Review on August 27 for six funding announcements: RFA-CE19-002, Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdose Prevention; RFA-CE19-003, Evaluation of Return to School Programs for Traumatic Brain Injury; RFA-CE-19-005, Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01); RFA-CE19-006, Grants to Support New Investigators in Addressing Cross-Cutting Violence Prevention and Opioid Overdose Prevention; and funding notices for Small Business Innovation Research – PA-18-573-PHS 2018-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Innovations Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required) and/or PA-18-574-PHS 2018-02 Omnibus Solicitations of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed). It is anticipated that the Board will meet up to four times in FY 2020; two in-person meeting and two teleconferences.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Board of Scientific Counselors is the primary mechanism for bringing together diverse disciplines in the field of injury and violence prevention and control to interact and focus their collective expertise on establishing, maintaining, and evaluating prevention programs to control morbidity, mortality, and costs attributable to intentional and unintentional injury. This committee also provides a forum to promote coordination among Federal, State, and local health agencies, as well as organizations having an impact at the community level, to promote and control injuries and violence in order to change the public’s common conception of inevitability into one of preventability. The Board's advice and recommendations are essential in addressing CDC’s current research needs and monitoring progress on current research studies. The Board continues to play a critical role in prioritizing injury and violence problems that should be addressed.
Why close or partially close meetings?Some of the meetings that the Board convenes must be closed during the secondary-level peer review of research applications for research grants, cooperative agreements and contracts due to the discussion of sensitive and proprietary scientific information. This practice is in compliance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and with peer review policies and procedures.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
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 SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed53
Outcome Commentn/aNumber Of Grants Recommended30
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$18,362,394.00
Cost Savings Commentn/aGrants Review CommentThere were seven Funding Opportunity Announcements for FY 2019 reviewed by the NCIPC Board of Scientific Counselors.
Number Of Recommendations*169Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentFor the life of the committee, there have been 169 recommendations which include the recommendations that come out of the Secondary Review process for grants and cooperative agreements that are provided to the NCIPC Director for funding considerations and the ones for the portfolio reviews and workgroups that were conducted. For FY 2019, there were 30 recommendations for grants and cooperative agreements and 3 during the general science meetings.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Commentn/a
Agency Feedback Comment*The NCIPC BSC is a mandated committee that recommends research applications for funding. An annual presentation is provided at the BSC meeting of what was funded for the fiscal year.Narrative Description*The Board of Scientific Counselors makes recommendations regarding policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities. The Board also reviews progress toward injury and violence prevention and control. The Board advises on the appropriate balance of intramural and extramural research and provides guidance on the needs, structure, progress, and performance of intramural programs. In addition, the Board also provides guidance on extramural scientific program matters by conducting the second-level scientific and programmatic peer review of applications for research grants, cooperative agreements, and training grants related to injury control and violence prevention; and recommends approval of projects that merit further consideration for funding support. The Board recommends areas of research to be supported by grants and cooperative agreements and provides concept review of program proposals and funding opportunity announcements.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$13,000.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$27,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$159,287.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$163,428.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$22,459.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$46,851.00
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$60,295.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$60,929.00
Total Costs$255,041.00Est. Total Next FY*$298,208.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
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Interest Areas

Applied Science
Applied Sciences
Federal Government
Health Care
Medical Education
Public Health
Juvenile Justice
Health and Health Research
Science and Technology
Science and Technology
Veterans and Veterans' Medical Care


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034853Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2018
 COM-002084Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2017
 COM-002408Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2016
 COM-004188Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2015
 COM-004677Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2014
 COM-005902Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2013
 COM-006660Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2012
 COM-008390Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2011
 COM-008884Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2010
 COM-010112Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2009
 COM-011025Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2008