WTC Health Program Seeks Nominations for the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee
June 11, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Christina Spring, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.245.0633
The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is requesting nominationspdf iconexternal icon for candidates to serve on the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). At this time, the Administrator is seeking nominations for members fulfilling the following categories:
- Occupational physician who has experience treating WTC rescue and recovery workers
- Mental health professional
- Industrial hygienist
- Physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine
- Representative of WTC responders
- Representative of certified-eligible WTC survivors
Appointments to the STAC are for up to 4 years. The frequency of committee meetings is determined by the Administrator of the WTC Health Program based on program needs. Selection of members is based on candidates’ expertise and qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of the committee’s objectives. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations are due by June 28, 2019. Further information on how to submit nominations is available in the Federal Register noticepdf iconexternal icon.
Upon request from the Administrator, the WTC Health Program STAC provides recommendations on research, the addition of health conditions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions, and eligibility criteria for the WTC Health Program. They also review and evaluate changes to the policies and procedures for the addition of health conditions to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions, as well as make recommendations on identifying peer reviewers for when the Administrator seeks to add a health condition.
The WTC Health Program, administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the WTC and related sites in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pa., and survivors who were in the New York City disaster area.
NIOSH is the federal institute that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. For more information about NIOSH visit www.cdc.gov/niosh/.