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Fall/Winter 2001 Vol. 1 No. 2



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NEW PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS


Projects

The following projects have been undertaken by units of the National Academies. The latest information about all current committee activities -- including project descriptions, committee rosters, and meeting information -- is now available in Current Projects on the National Academies' Web site.

Increasing High School Students' Engagement and Motivation to Learn.
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Project director: Timothy Ready. Chair: Deborah J. Stipek, dean, School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York.

Internet Navigation and the Domain Name System: Technical Alternatives and Policy Implications.
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Alan Inouye. Chair: Roger Levien, principal and founder, Strategy & Innovation Consulting, Westport, Conn. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Commerce and National Science Foundation. (See Brief Takes in this issue of In Focus.)

Methods for Assessing Discrimination.
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Marilyn Dabady. Chair: Rebecca M. Blank, dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Henry Carter Adams Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, and professor of economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sponsors: Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Mellon Foundation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Organizational Structure of NIH.
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Frances Sharples. Chair: to be selected. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health. (See Brief Takes in this issue of In Focus.)

Public-Private Partnerships in the Provision of Weather and Climate Services.
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Anne Marie Linn. Chair: John A. Armstrong, vice president for science and technology, IBM Corp. (retired), Amherst, Mass. Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service.

Youth Population and Military Recruitment.
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Anne Mavor. Chair: Paul R. Sackett, professor of psychology, department of psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense. (See Brief Takes in this issue of In Focus.)


Publications

For documents shown as available from National Academy Press (NAP), write to 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418; telephone (202) 334-3313 or 1-800-624-6242; or order on the Internet at <www.nap.edu>. Documents from a specific unit of the National Academies are available from the source as noted. Prices and availability of all documents are subject to change. Charges listed are for single copies; discounts are available for bulk orders.

A Climate Services Vision: First Steps Toward the Future
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 96 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08256-0; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Aging Avionics in Military Aircraft
Air Force Science and Technology Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 76 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07449-5; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 114 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07607-2; available from NAP, $27.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

CDC Anthrax Vaccine Safety & Efficacy Research Program: Interim Report
Board of the Medical Follow-Up Agency, Institute of Medicine (2001, approx. 57 pp.; available only online).

Classifying Drinking Water Contaminants for Regulatory Consideration
Water Science and Technology Board and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 255 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07408-8; available from NAP, $42.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards
Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 128 pp.; ISBN 0-309-06998-X; available from NAP, $18.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions
Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 42 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07574-2; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Coal Waste Impoundments: Risks, Reponses, and Alternatives
Committee on Earth Resources, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 288 pp.; available only online).

Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2001, approx. 300 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07431-2; available from NAP, $39.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century
Board on Physics and Astronomy and Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, approx. 105 pp.; available only online).

Coverage Matters: Insurance and Health Care
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2001, 192 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07609-9; available from NAP, $25.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century
Institute of Medicine (2001, 364 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07280-8; available from NAP, $44.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Disposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel: The Continuing Societal and Technical Challenges
Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 212 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07317-0; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Early Childhood Development and Learning: New Knowledge for Policy
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 122 pp.; available only online).

Envisioning the National Health Care Quality Report
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2001, 256 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07343-X; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Estimating Eligibility and Participation for the WIC Program: Phase 1 Report
Committee on National Statistics, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 98 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07590-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 268 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07274-3; available from NAP, $42.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter?
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2001, 288 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07281-6; available from NAP, $44.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Forced Migration and Mortality
Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 160 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07334-0; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Global Air Quality: An Imperative for Long-Term Observational Strategies
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07414-2; available from NAP, $23.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Growing Populations, Changing Landscapes: Studies from India, China, and the United States
U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Indian Science Academy, and Chinese Academy of Sciences (2001; 324 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07554-8; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Gulf War Veterans: Treating Symptoms and Syndromes
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2001, 162 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07587-4; available from NAP, $35.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Health and Behavior: The Interplay of Biological, Behavioral, and Societal Influences
Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine (2001, 400 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07030-9; available from NAP, $49.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Immunization Safety Review: Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autism
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2001, 102 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07447-9; available from NAP, $25.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Immunization Safety Review: Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2001, 99 pp.; ISBN 0-309-0 7636-6; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving Operations and Long-Term Safety of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant -- Final Report
Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 156 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07344-8; available from NAP, $34.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving the Quality of Long-Term Care
Division of Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2001, 348 pp.; ISBN 0-309-06498-8; available from NAP, $47.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Information Systems and the Environment
National Academy of Engineering (2001, 238 pp.; ISBN 0-309-06243-8; available from NAP, $42.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us
Committee on Law and Justice and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 424 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07273-5; available from NAP, $59.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Interpreting the Volume-Outcome Relationship in the Context of Cancer Care
National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2001, 42 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07586-6; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Issues for Science and Engineering Researchers in the Digital Age
Office of Special Projects, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2001, 70 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07417-7; available from NAP, $23.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment
Board on Testing and Assessment and Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 382 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07272-7; available from NAP, $39.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Laying the Foundation for Space Solar Power: An Assessment of NASA's Space Solar Power Investment Strategy
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 94 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07597-1; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Looking Over the Fence at Networks: A Neighbor's View of Networking Research
Computer Science and Tele- communications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 36 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07613-7; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Mammography and Beyond: Developing Technologies for Early Detection of Breast Cancer
National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2001, 316 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07283-2; available from NAP, $42.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

A Modified Baseline Incineration Process for Mustard Projectiles at Pueblo Chemical Depot
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 64 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07612-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Naval Forces' Capability for Theater Missile Defense
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 204 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07426-6; available from NAP, $42.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Neurological, Psychiatric, and Developmental Disorders: Meeting the Challenge in the Developing World
Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2001, 458 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07192-5; available from NAP, $46.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Occupational Health and Workplace Monitoring at Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07575-0; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Physics in a New Era: An Overview
Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 208 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07342-1; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research
Committee on Population and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 328 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07421-5; available from NAP, $44.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Preserving Public Trust: Accreditation and Human Research Participant Protection Programs
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2001, 232 pp.; ISBN 0-309-87328-6; available from NAP, $44.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of U.S. Agriculture
Board on Agriculture and National Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, prepub, 150 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07616-1; available from NAP, $33.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Readiness Issues Related to Research in the Biological and Physical Sciences on the International Space Station
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 54 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07361-5; copies available free from the board, tel. 202-334-3477 or e-mail <ssb@nas.edu>).

Research and Development on a Salt Processing Alternative for High-Level Waste at the Savannah River Site
Board on Radioactive Waste Management and Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 96 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07593-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Research Opportunities for Deactivating and Decommissioning Department of Energy Facilities
Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001; 148 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07595-5; available from NAP, $32.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter: III. Early Research Progress
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 192 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07337-5; available from NAP, $30.00 plus $4.50 shipping).



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