NRC Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Call for Nominations

August 16, 2006

NRC Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Call for Nominations

SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is advertising for nominations for the position of patient advocate on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI).

DATES: Nominations are due on or before October 16, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit 4 copies of your resume or curriculum vitae to the Office of Human Resources, Attn: Ms. Joyce Riner, Mail Stop: T2D32, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mohammad S. Saba, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555; telephone: (301) 415-7608; E-mail:

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACMUI advises NRC on policy and technical issues that arise in the regulation of the medical use of byproduct material. Responsibilities include providing comments on changes to NRC rules, regulations, and guidance documents; evaluating certain non-routine uses of byproduct material; providing technical assistance in licensing, inspection, and enforcement cases; and bringing key issues to the attention of NRC, for appropriate action.

ACMUI members possess the medical and technical skills needed to address evolving issues. The current membership is comprised of the following professionals: (a) Nuclear medicine physician; (b) nuclear cardiologist; (c) medical physicist in nuclear medicine unsealed byproduct material; (d) therapy medical physicist; (e) radiation safety officer; (f) nuclear pharmacist; (g) two radiation oncologists; (h) patients' rights advocate; (i) Food and Drug Administration representative; (j) State representative; and (k) health care administrator.

NRC is inviting nominations for the patient advocate position that is currently vacant. Committee members currently serve a 4-year term. Committee members may be considered for reappointment to one additional term.

Nominees must be U.S. citizens and be able to devote approximately 160 hours per year to Committee business. Members who are not Federal employees are compensated for their service. In addition, members are reimbursed travel (including per-diem in lieu of subsistence) and are reimbursed secretarial and correspondence expenses. Full-time Federal employees are reimbursed travel expenses only.

Security Background Check: Nominees will undergo a thorough security background check to obtain the security clearance that is mandatory for all ACMUI members. This check will include a requirement to complete financial disclosure statements to avoid conflict-of-interest issues. The security background check will involve the completion and submission of paperwork to NRC, and take approximately 4 weeks to complete.