US EPA Requests Nominations to the Human Studies Review Advisory Board

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates with expertise in the area of human health risk assessment (hygienists) or in environmental epidemiology with expertise in exposure analysis to be considered for appointment to its Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) advisory committee. The anticipated vacancy will be filled by September 1, 2015, and nominations must be submitted by May 15, 2015.

The HSRB provides advice, information, and recommendations on (1) research proposals and protocols that include human subjects; (2) reports of completed research with human subjects; and (3) how to strengthen US EPA’s programs for protection of human subjects in research. Typically, the HSRB reviews protocols and completed studies involving pesticide studies, such as worker exposure studies with agricultural handlers applying pesticides in field conditions; janitorial maintenance personnel applying antimicrobial pesticides in commercial settings; and field efficacy studies for skin applied insect repellent products. The HSRB reports to the US EPA Administrator through US EPA’s Science Advisor.

Nominations should include a resume or curriculum vitae providing the nominee’s educational background, qualifications, leadership positions in national associations or professional societies, relevant research experience and publications along with a short (one page) biography describing how the nominee meets the criteria for this position.

For further information, please refer to the Federal Register notice and/or contact Jim Downing, Designated Federal Official, Office of the Science Advisor, Mail Code 8105R, US Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, phone: 202.564.2468, fax: 202.564.2070, email: downing.jim@epa.gov.

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