Animal & Veterinary
FDA Seeks Nominations for Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee
FDA Veterinarian Newsletter May/June 2005 Volume XX, No III
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking nominations for a voting member with expertise in biostatistics to serve on the Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee. The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of new animal drugs, feeds, and devices for use in the treatment and prevention of animal diseases and increased animal production, and makes recommendations regarding scientific issues and regulatory policies.
Persons nominated for membership on the committee should have specialized training and experience necessary to qualify the nominee as an expert. Qualified experience may include veterinary medical practice, teaching, and/or research relevant to the field of activity of the committee.
Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified persons for -membership on the advisory committee. Self-nominations are also accepted.
The term of committee membership is four years. Information regarding the committee can be found on the CVM home page at http://www.fda.gov/cvm/FOI/vmactoc.htm.
Nominations must include the name of the committee, complete curriculum vitae of each nominee, current business address and telephone number. The nomination must state that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is willing to serve as a member, and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. FDA will ask the potential candidates to provide detailed information concerning such matters as financial holdings, employment, and research grants and/or contracts to permit evaluation of any potential conflict of interest.
FDA also anticipates a vacancy on the VMAC in the specialty area of Animal Science in November 2006. Nominations for that vacancy are also being accepted at this time.
FDA has a special interest in ensuring that women, minority groups, and the physically challenged are adequately represented on advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of qualified candidates from these groups.
All nominations and curricula vitae should be sent to Aleta Sindelar, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-276-9004, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.