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HHS - 1951 - Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Research on Women's HealthAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number1951
Original Establishment Date10/3/1994Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://orwh.od.nih.gov/advisory-committees/acrwh
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*19
Current Charter Date9/29/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF RESEARCH ON WOMEN'S HEALTH
Date Of Renewal Charter9/29/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*ELIZABETH
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameG.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*SPENCER
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42USC287d(d)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 402-1770
Effective Date Of Authority*12/9/1998Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*elizabeth.spencer@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?*Members of the Committee provided leadership by reviewing the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) proposed research priorities, research and career development programs, Conferences, Outreach and Inclusion activities on an annual basis. ACRWH members have Subgroups that have been formed to further integrate ideas into reality. Committee discussions included an update from the NIBIB director in relation to women’s health; a trans-federal collaboration and discussion on the Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the US; the current state and future of women in biomedical careers; the review of concepts for current and future ORWH Programs; the NIH Anti-Harassment Program; evaluation and implementation of the 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research; SARS-COV-2 and the virus’s effect on the health of women and its impact on careers; and concept clearance on four programs in the newly established ORWH Careers section.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee will consist of no fewer than 12, and not more than 18 members, who are not officers or employees of the Federal Government, from among physicians, practitioners, scientists and other health professionals, whose clinical practice, research specialization, or professional expertise include a significant focus on research and the health of women. A majority of the members shall be women. Members have research interests and responsibilities paralleling those of the Office of Research on Women's Health.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH) meets no less than one time within a fiscal year and the dates are set well in advance to ensure maximum participation. In FY2020, the Committee met two times. Full ACRWH in-person meeting was held on October 21, 2019 and a virtual meeting due to COVID-19 was held on April 21, 2020. During those meetings, the committee voted on concept clearances for four programs within the newly established ORWH Careers section.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health is composed of both scientific and public members who provide in depth knowledge of women's health research issues and public opinions combined with a strong background in the history of women's health research at NIH. The quality, scope, and balance of advice from this Committee cannot be obtained from NIH staff or from other established sources because the membership of the Committee is constituted to meet the specific requirements of the mandated mission of the Committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksMembers: The terms for Marcia Stefanick and Kimberly Gregory have changed due to administrative extensions. As such, their term of service end dates are different than what was reported on the FY19 ACR.

Federal Ex Officio Costs: Daily salary costs have been estimated for the Federal Ex Officio member on this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of the annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to the Federal Ex Officio employee due to membership on this committee.

Reports: The committee approved the Biennial Report (Fiscal Years 2017–2018) in FY19 and it was issued in FY20.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
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 OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe committee makes recommendations to Federal staff regarding research priorities, inclusion of women in clinical trials, and opportunities for women in biomedical careers.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNumber 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 CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*54Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee makes broad suggestions or individual recommendations on research priorities conducted or supported by the national research institutes with respect to research on women’s health. The Committee also may comment on activities of the ORWH, including the development of the methodologies to determine the circumstances in which obtaining data specific to women is an appropriate function for clinical trials of treatments and therapies and priorities in carrying out the described research and may also provide recommendations regarding the inclusion of women in clinical trials and opportunities for women in biomedical careers. In FY20, some specific recommendations included the following: 1) Committee members unanimously voted to approve the Supplements to Promote Research Continuity and Retention of NIH Mentored Career Development (K) Award Recipients Concept; 2) Committee members unanimously voted to approve the Continuity of Biomedical and Behavioral Research Among Recipients of First-Time NIH Independent Research Awards Concept (Administrative Supplement Pilot); 3) Committee members unanimously voted to approve the Achieving Gender Diversity (AGD): Inclusive and Sustainable Institutional Approaches Concept; and 4) Committee members unanimously voted to approve the RFI for Gender Diversity in Biomedical Research Workforce Prize (NOT-OD-19-141) Concept.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 issues and the role of this committee, 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 CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Office of Research on Women's Health provides end-of-the-year feedback and full reports on implementation of the research priorities.Narrative Description*The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH) is a congressionally mandated committee (NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, P.L. 103-43) that plays a critical role in providing expert level input to the Office of Research on Women’s Health on how to best address gaps in knowledge about women’s health through research as well as crucial insights on priorities for accelerating advances to improve the health of women and women in science careers. On an annual basis, members of the Committee provide leadership input on all of the above by reviewing and contributing to the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) proposed research priorities; research and career development programs; conferences; and outreach and inclusion activities.
Hide Section - COSTS

COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$1,310.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$1,310.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$24,291.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$25,610.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$8,989.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$9,043.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$4,027.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$4,048.00
Other Costs$78,704.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$79,492.00
Total Costs$117,321.00Est. Total Next FY*$119,503.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
Cost RemarksThe decrease in Federal Staff costs and support in FY20 was due to several staffing departures the fiscal year. The increase in operating costs in FY20 was due to changes in the logistical contract. ACRWH committee members do not receive honorarium.

Federal Ex Officio Costs: Daily salary costs have been estimated for the Federal Ex Officio member on this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of the annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to the Federal Ex Officio employee due to membership on this committee.
Est Cost RemarksFederal Ex Officio Costs: Daily salary costs have been estimated for the Federal Ex Officio member on this committee. The dollar figure represents a portion of the annual salary. No funds have been transferred between the committee and the agency. No additional funds are paid to the Federal Ex Officio employee due to membership on this committee.
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Medicine
Health and Health Research
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036450Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2019
 COM-034645Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2018
 COM-001996Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2017
 COM-002649Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2016
 COM-004101Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2015
 COM-004690Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2014
 COM-006111Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2013
 COM-006530Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2012
 COM-008012Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2011
 COM-008694Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2010
 COM-010418Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2009
 COM-010686Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2008
 COM-012187Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2007
 COM-012902Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2006
 COM-014029Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2005
 COM-014605Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2004
 COM-016017Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2003
 COM-016564Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2002
 COM-017846Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2001
 COM-018755Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health2000
 COM-019824Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health1999
 COM-020253Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health1998
 COM-021729Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health1997