Announcement of Intent To Establish the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group and Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Working Group Membership


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces establishment of the Working Group. The Secretary of Health and Human Services is responsible for ensuring the conduct of and support for epidemiological, basic, translational, and clinical research related to vector-borne diseases, including tick-borne diseases. The Working Group will assist in this effort. The Working Group will consist of representatives of appropriate federal agencies and non-federal entities who represent diverse scientific disciplines and views. The Working Group will provide expertise and review all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services related to all tick- borne diseases, to help ensure interagency coordination and minimize overlap, and to examine research priorities. This notice also will serve to announce that HHS is seeking nominations of individuals who are interested in being considered for appointment to the Working Group. Resumes or curricula vitae from qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Working Group are currently being accepted.

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