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Fall/Winter 2004 Vol. 4 No. 3




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Projects

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

Analyzing the U.S. Content of Imports and Foreign Content of Exports. Center for Economic, Governance, and International Studies, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Nevzer Stacey. Chair: Edward E. Leamer, director, UCLA Anderson Forecast, and Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management, Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles. Sponsor: U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee, through the U.S. Department of Commerce.

A Framework for Understanding Electronic Voting. Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Herb Lin. Co-chairs: Richard Thornburgh, counsel, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, Washington, D.C.; and Richard Celeste, president, Colorado College, Colorado Springs. Sponsor: National Science Foundation.

Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Fran Sharples. Co-chairs: Richard O. Hynes, Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research, Center for Cancer Research and department of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; and Jonathan D. Moreno, professor of biomedical ethics and director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Sponsors: Greenwall Foundation, Ellison Medical Foundation, and the National Academies.


Improving Cybersecurity Research in the United States. Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; and National Academy of Engineering. Project director: Charles Brownstein. Chair: Joel S. Birnbaum, senior technical adviser to the chief executive officer, Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif. Sponsors: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, National Science Foundation, and National Academy of Engineering.

Redesigning Insurance Benefits, Provider Payments, and Performance Improvement Programs to Promote Quality of Health Care Delivery. Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Janet M. Corrigan. Chair: Steven A. Schroeder, Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, University of California, San Francisco. Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the National Academies.

Review of EPA's Assessment of the Health Implications of Exposure to Dioxins. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Suzanne van Drunick. Chair: David Eaton, associate dean for research, School of Public Health and Community Medicine; director, Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health; and professor, department of environmental and occupational health sciences and the public health genetics program, University of Washington, Seattle. Sponsors: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Science Learning, Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade. Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project co-directors: Heidi Schweingruber and Andrew Shouse. Chair: Richard Duschl, professor of science education, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. Sponsors: National Science Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Merck Institute for Science Education.


Publications

For documents shown as available from the National Academies Press (NAP), write to 500 Fifth St., N.W., Lockbox 285, Washington, D.C. 20055; tel. 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.

The 1st Annual Crossing the Quality Chasm Summit: A Focus on Communities -- Report of a Summit
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2004, 176 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09303-1; available from NAP, $33.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Accelerating Technology Transition: Bridging the Valley of Death for Materials and Processes in Defense Systems
National Materials Advisory Board and Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 68 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09317-1; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Accident Precursor Analysis and Management: Reducing Technological Risk Through Diligence
National Academy of Engineering (2004, 220 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09216-7; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Advancing Scientific Research in Education
Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 140 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09321-X; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Army Science and Technology for Homeland Security, Report 2: C4ISR
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 170 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09164-0; available from NAP, $36.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope -- Letter Report
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 10 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

California Agricultural Research Priorities: Pierce's Disease
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 178 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09289-2; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Capturing the Full Power of Biomaterials for Military Medicine -- Report of a Workshop
Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design and National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 54 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09283-3; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Children's Health, The Nation's Wealth: Assessing and Improving Child Health
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2004, 340 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09118-7; available from NAP, $47.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections From the Field
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 208 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09301-5; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Confronting the Nation's Water Problems: The Role of Research
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 324 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09258-2; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life
Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 752 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09211-6; available from NAP, $69.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Developing a Research and Restoration Plan for Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim (Western Alaska) Salmon
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 181 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09300-7; available from NAP, $38.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Direct and Indirect Human Contributions to Terrestrial Carbon Fluxes -- A Workshop Summary
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 92 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09226-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Discovery of Antivirals Against Smallpox -- Executive Summary
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Institute of Medicine (2004, 11 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Enhancing the Data Infrastructure in Support of Food and Nutrition Programs, Research, and Decision Making -- Report of a Workshop
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, approx. 120 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09440-2; available from NAP, $28.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Fertility of Malian Tamasheq Repatriated Refugees: The Impact of Forced Migration
Roundtable on the Demography of Forced Migration, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University (2004, 62 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09238-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Gulf War and Health: Updated Literature Review of Sarin
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2004, 132 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09294-9; available from NAP, $30.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, approx. 320 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09296-5; available from NAP, $49.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving the Use of the 'Best Scientific Information Available' Standard in Fisheries Management
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 118 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09263-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Iodotrifluoromethane: Toxicity Review
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 98 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09307-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Keeping Score for All: The Effects of Inclusion and Accommodation Policies on Large-Scale Educational Assessments
Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 150 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09253-1; available from NAP, $36.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Licensing Geographic Data and Services
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 296 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09267-1; available from NAP, $71.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Naval Forces' Defense Capabilities Against Chemical and Biological Warfare Threats
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 212 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08872-0; available from NAP, $28.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

New Directions in Manufacturing -- Report of a Workshop
Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 156 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09227-2; available from NAP, $34.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science -- Proceedings of an International Symposium
Board on International Scientific Organizations, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 196 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09145-4; available from NAP, $40.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Preparing Chemists and Chemical Engineers for a Globally Oriented Workforce -- A Workshop Report to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable
Chemical Sciences Roundtable, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 90 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09203-5; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Proposed Criteria for Selecting the WIC Food Packages -- A Preliminary Report of the Committee to Review the WIC Food Packages
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2004, 132 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09298-1; available from NAP, $30.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Retooling Manufacturing: Bridging Design, Materials, and Production
Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design and National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 123 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09266-3; available from NAP, $28.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of NASA's Solid-Earth Science Strategy
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09252-3; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Restructured Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway Feasibility Study -- Second Report
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Transportation Research Board (2004, 80 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09436-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Role of Experimentation in Building Future Naval Forces
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, approx. 150 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08873-9; available from NAP, $33.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects
Board on Life Sciences and Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2004, 256 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09209-4; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Saving Women's Lives: Strategies for Improving Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, approx. 280 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09213-2; available from NAP, $44.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Science and Technology in Armenia: Toward a Knowledge-Based Economy
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, approx. 150 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09278-7; available from NAP, $33.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Strategies to Leverage Research Funding: Guiding DOD's Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs
Medical Follow-Up Agency and Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2004, 192 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09277-9; available from NAP, $34.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Strengthening Peer Review in Federal Agencies That Support Education Research
Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 106 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09099-7; available from NAP, $25.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Terrorism: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Improving Responses -- U.S.-Russian Workshop Proceedings
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs, in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences  (2004, 254 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08971-9; available from NAP, $44.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda
Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 184 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09247-7; available from NAP, $37.00 plus $4.50 shipping).


Transportation Research Board (TRB) reports --Approximately 100 titles issued annually. Free catalog available on request from TRB, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 (tel. 202-334-3213), or visit TRB's bookstore on the Internet.



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