The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting application submissions from qualified individuals who wish to be considered for membership on the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB).
Six members have membership expiration dates of December 31, 2013 requiring selection of six new voting members for the Board. Nominees are being accepted in the following categories: Industry, Academia, Healthcare Consumer Organizations, and Organizations Representing Other Appropriate Stakeholders.
The NBSB advises the Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) on current and future trends, challenges, and opportunities presented by advances in biological and life sciences, biotechnology, and genetic engineering with respect to threats posed by naturally occurring infectious diseases and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents.
At the request of the ASPR, the Board provides recommendations and findings for expanded, intensified, and coordinated biodefense research and development activities. Additional advisory duties concerning public health emergency preparedness and response may be assigned at the discretion of the Secretary or ASPR.
Please visit the NBSB Web site at www.phe.gov/nbsb for all application submission information and instructions. The deadline for all application submissions is July 7, 2013.