The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability for comment of the draft CDC Health Protection Research Guide, 2006-2015, which includes a subsection on zoonotic and vectorborne diseases.
In 2005, the CDC launched its effort to develop an agencywide research guide. The new guide will support the CDC's Health Protection Goals. It will also provide overall guidance for CDC research, as well as serve as a planning and communication tool for its public health research.
A subsection of the draft calls for developing new methods to prevent, detect, and control zoonotic and vectorborne pathogens in human and animal populations.
The CDC invites input on any aspect of the research guide, including the following:
- scope and use of the guide
- relevance and specificity of the proposed research topics
- additions, deletions, or modifications to the proposed research topics
- the development process for the guide
- other improvements to the guide
The deadline for written comments is Jan. 15. To view the research guide or submit written comments, visit www.rsvpBOOK.com/custom_pages/50942/index.php or contact Jamila Rashid, senior health scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Research, 1600 Clifton Road N.E., MD D-72, Atlanta, GA 30333; phone, (404) 639-4621; e-mail, ResearchGuide@cdc.gov.
Information about the CDC Health Protection Research Guide is available at www.cdc.gov/od/ophr/cdcra.htm. Information about the CDC's Health Protection Goals is available at www.cdc.gov/about/goals.