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Record of the proceedings : National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting, June 27-28, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia
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    BSC, NCEH/ATSDR ; Meeting Minutes: NCEH/ATSDR Board of Scientific Counselors ;
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    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) convened a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) on June 27-28, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act rules and regulations, the Designated Federal Official verified that the voting members and Federal Expert members constituted a quorum for the BSC to conduct its business on both days of the meeting. The BSC voting members were reminded of their individual responsibility to identify real or perceived conflicts of interest with any of the agenda items and recuse themselves from participating in these matters. None of the BSC voting members disclosed any conflicts of interest for the public record. The Acting Chair called for public comment at all times noted on the published agenda for the June 27-28, 2013 BSC meeting. The Chief Medical Officer and Associate Director for Science covered a comprehensive set of topics in the NCEH/ATSDR Office of the Director’s (OD) report to the BSC. NCEH/ATSDR OD Highlights  Priorities of the NCEH/ATSDR Acting Director  NCEH/ATSDR OD briefings, hearings and meetings  Prestigious scientific honors awarded to NCEH/ATSDR staff  NCEH/ATSDR publications  The new “Clear Writing Initiative” to improve the quality of writing across NCEH/ATSDR programs  Establishment of the Partnership Council to publicize and promote NCEH/ATSDR’s achievements and ongoing activities in environmental public health (EPH)  NCEH/ATSDR’s funding and support of the “Frameworks Institute” project to improve environmental health (EH) messaging  NCEH/ATSDR’s increased use of social media  The NCEH and ATSDR FY2012 enacted budgets, FY2013 continuing resolutions with sequestration, and FY2014 President’s budgets ATSDR Highlights  Site-specific activities at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Vieques, Puerto Rico  Updated uranium ToxProfileTM
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