Nomination Period Has Been Extended for WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee 2022
WASHINGTON – The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is requesting nominations for candidates to serve on the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). The Administrator is seeking nominations for members fulfilling the following categories:
- Occupational physician
- Environmental medicine or environmental health professional
- Representative of WTC responders
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. Nominations are due by December 30, 2022. Further information on how to submit nominations is available in the NIOSH docket website.
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 is administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the WTC and related sites in New York City, 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.