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VA - 29107 - Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameGenomic Medicine Program Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number29107
Original Establishment Date2/23/2006Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date3/23/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Associate Director, Million Veteran Program, Office of Research and Development Services
Date Of Renewal Charter3/23/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date6/6/2022Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jennifer
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authorityagency decision documentDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Moser
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPh.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*38 USC 527Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 510-4253
Effective Date Of Authority*2/23/2006Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 495-6156
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*VA Strategic Goal 1: Veterans choose VA for easy access, greater choices, and clear information to make informed decisions
•Committee Goal 1: Recommend best practices for keeping track of genetic testing data of VHA patients for clinical and research purposes. Best practices could increase the efficiency of genetic testing within the VA by eliminating multiple test orders, increasing the likelihood that the information is easily located and utilized to make treatment decisions, and making data more readily available for VA scientists.

VA Strategic Goal 2: Veterans receive timely and integrated care and support that emphasizes their well-being and independence throughout their life journey—
•Committee Goal 1: Recommend best practices for keeping track of genetic testing data of VHA patients for clinical and research purposes. Best practices could increase genetic testing efficacy and better inform veterans’ health care decisions, especially those with cancer.

VA Strategic Goal 3: Veterans trust VA to be consistently accountable and transparent
•Committee Goal 1: Evaluate the current state of genetic testing and counseling within the VA and identify areas of focus or needs for program expansion. Particularly as it relates to the return of research results and Precision Oncology. The committee would like to make sure that useful genetics information is implemented into health care decision making for all Veterans. To do this, the committee and associated subcommittee we must assess the current state of those services within the VHA and make recommendations for improvement.
Committee Goal 2: Recommend specific tasks and priorities for implementing precision medicine in VHA. The role of precision medicine in VHA could make decisions that will more fully implement genetics into Veterans’ health care. Additionally, make recommendations to facilitate translation genetics research into clinical care
Goal 4: VA will modernize systems and focus resources more efficiently to be competitive and to provide World Class capabilities to Veterans and its employees.
Committee Goal 1: Recommend best practices for keeping track of genetic testing data of VHA patients for clinical and research purposes. Best practices could increase the efficacy of genetic testing within the VA by eliminating multiple test orders, increasing the likelihood that the information is easily located and utilized to make treatment decisions, and making data more readily available for VA scientists.
Committee Goal 2: Recommend specific tasks and priorities that will more fully implement genetics into Veterans’ health care
Committee Goal 3: Make recommendations for upcoming VA Data Commons, particularly on the types of data and tools available, user interface, access, and collaborations to increase VA’s data impact. This resource will make VA data more available for research to qualified VA and other researchers, facilitating he advancement of genomics science generally.
How is membership balanced?*Committee membership is balanced to ensure that all affected medical disciplines are represented. Membership includes those who can represent the interests of VA patients, VA employees, and VA medical facility administrators.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets usually 2 to 3 times annually. Committee meetings focus on achieving the maximum benefit from VA's precision medicine/genomic medicine. There were no meetings in FY22 because the committee was terminated on June 6, 2022.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee is composed partially of private sector professionals who are experts in scientific research and provides a body of expertise that VA does not have now. It is also important to note that the Committee members' breadth of knowledge and experience is a critical component in the establishment of a national VA Genomic Medicine Program, assessing the potential impact of the Program regarding ongoing patient care services and the development of policies and procedures, standards of operation and guidelines consistent with applicable laws relevant to tissue collection, intellectual property rights and patient privacy.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are open to the public unless indicated in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNo grants were reveiwed
Number Of Recommendations*33Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis is the total number of recommendations from FY2006 through FY2022.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment0Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*Narrative Description*The Committee supported the VA medical care and research mission by making recommendations and guidance regarding the use of genomic information in research and patient care. The Agency recommended that GMPAC be terminated due to meeting the objectives in the charter, and the Secretary of the VA concurred on June 6, 2022.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$35,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
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*$0.00
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$35,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/24/2022 11:04 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est Cost RemarksThe committee was terminated in FY22 and will not meet in FY23, so there are no costs.
Cost RemarksThere were no costs beyond Federal Staff support FTE for the administrative tasks of terminating the Committee. The Committee did not meet in FY22.  
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Interest Areas

Health Care
Medical Education
Health and Health Research
Research and Development
Veterans and Veterans' Medical Care


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039957Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2021
 COM-037775Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2020
 COM-035955Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033605Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001864Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003102Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003372Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005180Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006109Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007331Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008212Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009458Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009688Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011381Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011557Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013229Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee2006