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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 Year2022Committee Number33553
Original Establishment Date12/14/1993Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*31
Current Charter Date11/5/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Associate Director for Science
Date Of Renewal Charter11/5/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Arlene
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Greenspan
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixDrPH, M.P.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) 488-1279
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 2022 fiscal year: April 11, 2022, June 8, 2022, July 26, 2022 and August 23, 2022. During the April 11, 2022 meeting, the agenda included an update on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Priorities; Older Adult Falls Research Priorities; the Diversity, Equity, Belonging, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEBIA) Strategic Plan; and Health Equity. During the June 8, 2022 meeting, the closed portion of the agenda focused on the secondary peer review of extramural research grant applications received in response to three (3) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs): RFA-CE-22-002 Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth; RFA-CE-22-004 Research Grants to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries (R01); PA-21-259/260; PHS 2021-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (R43/R44). During July 26, 2022 meeitng, the agenda focused on the secondary peer review of extramural research grant applications received in response to five (5) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs): RFA-CE-22-003 Rigorously Evaluating Programs and Policies to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) (U01); RFA-CE-22-005 Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01);RFA-CE-22-006 Research Grants to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Physical Therapy-based Exercises and Movements Used to Reduce Older Adults Falls (U01); RFA-CE-22-007 Reduce Health Disparities and Improve Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Related Outcomes Through the Implementation of CDC’s Pediatric Mild TBI Guideline; RFA-CE-22-008 Using Data Linkage to Understand Suicide Attempts, Self-Harm and Unintentional Drowning Deaths (U01). During the August 23, 2022 meeting, the open portion of the agenda included a discussion on NCIPC Research Priorities update for Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Research Priorities and presentation of new research priority on Drowning Prevention Research. The closed portion of the agenda focused on the Secondary Peer Review of extramural research grant applications received in response to four (4) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs): 1) RFA-CE-22-009 Rigorous Evaluation of Community-Level Substance Use and Overdose Prevention Frameworks that Incorporate ACEs-Related Prevention Strategies.
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 board 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 RemarksMariona Betz resigned 08/12/2021 and Lyle Ungar resigned 07/19/2022.


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 Reviewed107
Outcome Commentn/aNumber Of Grants Recommended18
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$13,349,399.00
Cost Savings Commentn/aGrants Review CommentThere were 18 Funding Opportunity Announcements for FY 2022 reviewed by the NCIPC Board of Scientific Counselors.
Number Of Recommendations*238Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentFor the life of the committee, there have been 238 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 2021, there were 9 recommendations for grants and cooperative agreements.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% 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*$13,750.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$18,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$24,330.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$29,737.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$119,800.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$127,438.00
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*$30,408.00
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$59,807.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$60,419.00
Total Costs$217,687.00Est. Total Next FY*$266,002.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/3/2022 12:20 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.70
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.70Est Cost Remarks
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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-040482Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2021
 COM-038757Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2020
 COM-036640Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control2019
 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