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HHS - 142 - National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation ResearchAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number142
Original Establishment Date11/16/1990Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/advisory/nabmrr/...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date2/19/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, NCMRR
Date Of Renewal Charter2/19/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*THERESA
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*CRUZ
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPH.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 285g-4, section 452Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-9233
Effective Date Of Authority*11/16/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 480-3854
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*cruzth@mail.nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research is composed of 18 appointed members plus 12 ex officio members. This Board interacts with the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to advise the Center and the Institute as a whole on research opportunities, health needs, and other aspects of medical rehabilitation. The Board is composed of highly qualified scientific and public members who represent many aspects of medical rehabilitation research, health policy, and support for individuals with chronic disabilities. Agendas for these meetings are carefully planned to maximize Board participation and constructive dialogue with NCMRR staff, ex officio members, and other interested parties. The Board has a specific role in providing concept clearance for upcoming NCMRR research initiatives and reviewing the implementation of the NCMRR research plan. The Board assisted the Center in identifying new research opportunities as part of its periodic Report to the Institute Council, which occurs every few years. The Board also has a major role in providing input to the NIH Research Plan for Rehabilitation Research and the NIH Rehabilitation Research Conference, which is updated approximately every five years.
How is membership balanced?*The National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research is composed of 18 appointed members. Twelve members are representatives of health and scientific disciplines with expertise in areas such as physical therapy; neurobiology; physiatry; cognitive rehabilitation; bioengineering and assistive devices; speech, language and communication; and pediatric critical care and rehabilitation. Six members are advocates with interest in health service delivery, ethics, health policy, and patient support. In addition to the balance of expertise and health perspectives, the board maintains diversity with respect to ethnicity, gender, geography, and inclusion of persons with disabilities.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board met twice during this reporting period on the following dates: December 2-3, 2019 and through a virtual format on August 18, 2020. Agenda items are developed by NCMRR staff in conjunction with input from the Board to focus on topics that are particularly timely in the field of medical rehabilitation and relevant to improving the lives of people with disabilities. The agenda is a mix of informational and discussion sessions that often draw on the particular expertise and experiences of the Board members themselves with invited participants as needed. Minutes from each meeting are distributed to Board members and posted on the NCMRR website to invite further input from the rehabilitation community and general public.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Board is composed of recognized research authorities and leading advocates in the health care community. Because of the broad multidisciplinary nature of medical rehabilitation research and the convergence of biomedical, behavioral, psychosocial, and policy issues, recommendations could not be derived from individual sources in the biomedical or health community. Moreover, this information represents the integration of several viewpoints and balance among research and service priorities. The special nature of these deliberations and consensus of opinion could not be derived from individual interactions of other professional groups, nor developed by NIH staff alone.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe DFO and Committee Decision Maker positions are held by the same individual based on assigned duties within the IC.

Committee Reports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

Ex Officio Member, Dr. James Whitehead term start date is 7/1/2019, due to an oversight, he was not listed on the 2019 report as a member.

Dr. Edelle Field-Fote was reassigned as Chair in FY19, this was inadvertently left off of the FY19 ACR report.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentDue to the complexity of the recommendations made by this committee on policy and program areas, staff is unable to determine which recommendations have been fully or partially implemented solely in response to this committee's activities.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH- supported basic and clinical research accomplishments often take many years to unfold into new diagnostic tests and new ways to treat and prevent diseases.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*433Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentAt the December 2019 meeting, the Board discussed connections to the larger NICHD National Advisory Council. It went on to discuss the release and implementation of the NICHD Strategic Plan and collaborative opportunities for rehabilitation research. The Board received updates on the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative and discussed specific opportunities to support pain treatment and coping strategies for people with chronic physical conditions. The Board also discussed specific research opportunities and connections to the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative and the NIH All of Us Research Program, which has a specific focus on personalized medicine. The Board also provided input into the development of Rehabilitation Common Data Elements and on the creation of a Limb Loss and Preservation Registry. The Board also got a preview of an upcoming NIH workshop on Physical Activity to Improve the Health of Wheelchair Users. The Board discussed various ways that the Center supports career development and made specific recommendations on prioritization of future NCMRR resources and additional outreach activities. The Board reviewed data on medical rehabilitation research funding across the NIH Institutes and other federal partners, as well as across various rehabilitation patient populations, and across research domains in order to provide NCMRR with input about current research priorities as well as future needs and opportunities. The Board had a discuss on strategies for working with participants to improve the validity and rigor of research, and better strategies for including patients and their families in research studies. The Board got a scientific presentation on pediatric rehabilitation and precision medicine, which initiated some discussion of research opportunities in these domains. This two day meeting resulted in about 40 recommendations.
The August 2020 meeting, which represented a rescheduling from the meeting that usually occurs in May, had to be significantly altered because of the COVID pandemic. It was held in a virtual format and was truncated to a four-hour meeting. The meeting started with an update from the NICHD Institute director on larger NIH activities in response to COVID, pain research, and reproductive and pediatric research. This was followed by updates from the NCMRR director on NIH guidance to extramural community during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a specific discussion on how the pandemic affects people with disabilities, health service needs, and continued support for telerehabilitation and community-based opportunities. The NCMRR Director highlighted the renewal of the rehabilitation research infrastructure programs and specific initiatives for pediatric rehabilitation and for support of early-career researchers. She also reviewed NCMRR outreach and workshops relating to biomarkers, limb-loss, neuroimaging, and physical activity guidelines for wheelchair users. The Board discussed a proposal to collaborate with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to add disability-related questions to the annual survey on pregnancy experiences of women and also provided input into a proposal to encourage undergraduate engineering students to create assistive technology solutions for people with disabilities. The Board provided some final recommendations for the major NIH meeting, Rehabilitation Research 2020: Envisioning a Functional Future. The Board also provided recommendations for how to adapt the NIH program to the necessary virtual format and how to maximize input and collaboration. The Board also reviewed plans for rolling out the next five-year NIH Research Plan for Rehabilitation Research, providing input on the broad research categories and how specific research opportunities have evolved. There was a formal research presentation on Data Science in Rehabilitation, which allowed the Board to discuss opportunities, challenges, and resources and specifically how health service constraints impact research outcomes. This more abbreviated still resulted in about 15 recommendations.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentDue to the complexity of the recommendations made by this committee on policy and program areas, staff is unable to determine which recommendations have been fully or partially implemented solely in response to this committee's activities.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentDue to the complexity of the recommendations made by this committee on policy and program areas, staff is unable to determine which recommendations have been fully or partially implemented solely in response to this committee's activities.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentIC CMO: Lisa Neal, NICHD Committee Management Officer; contact information: lisa.neal@nih.gov
Agency Feedback Comment*Meeting minutes, written documentation, oral presentations and feedback surveys.Narrative Description*The Board advises the Director, NIH, the Director, NICHD, and the Director, NCMRR, on matters and policies relating to NCMRR's medical rehabilitation research and training programs. The Board will review and assess Federal research priorities, activities, and findings regarding medical rehabilitation research and will advise on the provisions of the statute-required comprehensive research plan for the conduct, support, and coordination of medical rehabilitation.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$6,600.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$6,600.00
Payments to Federal Members*$21,606.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$21,606.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$52,241.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$53,600.00
Payments to Consultants*$3,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$3,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$14,017.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$14,099.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$5,408.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$5,432.00
Other Costs$11,623.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$11,739.00
Total Costs$114,495.00Est. Total Next FY*$116,076.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.70Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.70
Cost RemarksActual costs lower than projected in FY19. Some meetings held virtually instead of in-person in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daily salary costs have been estimated for Federal and/or Ex Officio members of this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of their annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to Federal employees due to membership on this committee.
Est Cost RemarksDaily salary costs have been estimated for Federal and/or Ex Officio members of this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of their annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to Federal employees due to membership on this committee.
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Safety
Medicine
Health and Health Research
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation and Disability
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036606National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2019
 COM-034810National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2018
 COM-001686National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2017
 COM-002257National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2016
 COM-004032National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2015
 COM-004687National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2014
 COM-006150National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2013
 COM-006637National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2012
 COM-008380National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2011
 COM-008749National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2010
 COM-010361National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2009
 COM-010799National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2008
 COM-012095National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2007
 COM-012632National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2006
 COM-013732National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2005
 COM-014511National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2004
 COM-015998National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2003
 COM-016485National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2002
 COM-017590National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2001
 COM-018384National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research2000
 COM-019799National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research1999
 COM-020347National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research1998
 COM-021766National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research1997