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Fall 2006 Vol. 6 No. 3




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NEW PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS


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.

Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Project director: Jennifer Gootman. Chair: Robert S. Lawrence, professor of health policy and management and professor of environmental health sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. Sponsor: Atlantic Philanthropies.

Assessment of Resource Needs for Development of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology. Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: James Zucchetto. Chair: Michael P. Ramage, executive vice president, ExxonMobile Research and Engineering Co. (retired), Moorestown, N.J. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy.

Enhancing the Master's Degree in the Natural Sciences. Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Policy and Global Affairs. Project director: Peter Henderson. Chair: To be selected. Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Grand Challenges for Engineering. National Academy of Engineering. Project director: Randy Atkins. Chair: William J. Perry, former U.S. secretary of defense, and Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor, and senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Sponsor: National Science Foundation.

Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community. Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, Division on Policy and Global Affairs; and Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project co-directors: Anne-Marie Mazza and Scott Weidman. Chair: To be selected. Sponsor: National Institute of Justice.

Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Eileen Abt. Chair: Thomas A. Burke, professor of health policy and management, and founding co-director, Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia. Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Michael Ma. Chair: To be selected. Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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.

Addressing Foodborne Threats to Health: Policies, Practices, and Global Coordination -- Workshop Summary
Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2006, 304 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10043-7; available from NAP).

Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recommendations for Furthering Research
Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2006, 368 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10281-2; available from NAP).

Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 472 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10283-9; available from NAP).

Assessment of NASA's Mars Architecture 2007-2016
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 62 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10273-1; available from NAP or from the board, tel. 202-334-3477 or e-mail <ssb@nas.edu>).

Battling Malaria: Strengthening the U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Program
Medical Follow-Up Agency, Institute of Medicine (2006, 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10168-9; available from NAP).

Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 364 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10042-9; available from NAP).

CLEANER [Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research] and NSF's Environmental Observatories
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 76 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10229-4; available from NAP).

Community Disaster Resilience: A Summary of the March 20, 2006, Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable
Disasters Roundtable, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 15 pp.; ISBN 0-309-66660-0; available from NAP).

Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics: The Science of the World Around Us -- An Interim Report
Solid State Sciences Committee, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 15 pp.; ISBN 0-309-66540-X; available from NAP).

Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis: Meeting the Challenge
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 96 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10303-7; available from NAP).

Developing Biomarker-Based Tools for Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment: The State of the Science, Evaluation, Implementation, and Economics -- Workshop Summary
National Cancer Policy Forum, Institute of Medicine (2006, 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10134-4; available from NAP).

Dietary Reference Intakes Research Synthesis -- Workshop Summary
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 300 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10322-3; available from NAP).

Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2006, 560 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10091-7; available from NAP).

Discussion of the Committee on Daubert Standards -- Summary of Meetings
Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 46 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10248-0; available from NAP).

Drinking Water Distribution Systems: Assessing and Reducing Risks
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 437 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10306-1; available from NAP).

Effect of the HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act] Privacy Rule on Health Research -- Proceedings of a Workshop Presented to the National Cancer Policy Forum
National Cancer Policy Forum, Institute of Medicine (2006, 102 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10291-X; available from NAP).

Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe Relationship
Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2006, 306 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09601-4; available from NAP).

Evaluation of the Sea Grant Program Review Process
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 246 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10234-0; available from NAP).

Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions
Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 408 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10178-6; available from NAP).

Future Air Force Needs for Survivability
Air Force Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 116 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10219-7; available from NAP).

The Genomic Revolution: Implications for Treatment and Control of Infectious Disease -- Working Group Summaries, Conference, Irvine, Calif., Nov. 10-13, 2005
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (2006, 132 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10109-3; available from NAP).

Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, approx. 208 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10286-3; available from NAP).

Gulf War and Health, Vol. 4: Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 310 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10176-X; available from NAP).

Gulf War and Health, Vol. 5: Infectious Diseases
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10106-9; available from NAP).

Hearing Loss Research at NIOSH: Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine; and National Research Council (2006, 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10274-X; available from NAP).

Here or There? A Survey of Factors in Multinational R&D Location -- Report to the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable
Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 48 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10184-0; available from NAP).

ICT [Information and Communications Technology] Fluency and High Schools -- A Workshop Summary
Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2006, 102 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10246-4; available from NAP).

Improving Business Statistics Through Interagency Data Sharing -- Summary of a Workshop
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2006, 156 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10261-8; available from NAP).

Math/Science Partnerships (MSP) -- Six Proceedings and Transcripts From 11 MSP Workshops (CD-ROM)
Mathematical Sciences Education Board, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2006; ISBN 0-309-10294-4; available from NAP).

Mitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 188 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10346-0; available from NAP).

NOAA's Role in Space-Based Global Precipitation Estimation and Application
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 166 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10298-7; available from NAP).

Nutrient Requirements of Horses, Sixth Revised Edition
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 340 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10212-X; available from NAP).

Once, Only Once, and in the Right Place: Residence Rules in the Decennial Census
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2006, approx. 376 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10299-5; available from NAP).

Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010
Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, Division on Policy and Global Affairs; and Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2006, 146 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09248-5; available from NAP).

Path to Effective Recovering of DNA From Formalin-Fixed Biological Samples in Natural History Collections -- Workshop Summary
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 64 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10293-6; available from NAP).

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Diagnosis and Assessment
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2006, 74 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10207-3; available from NAP).

Preventing HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users in High Risk Countries: An Assessment of the Evidence
Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 270 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10280-4; available from NAP).

Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up?
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2007, approx. 544 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10208-1; available from NAP).

Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The First Biennial Review, 2006
Water Science and Technology Board and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 276 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10335-5; available from NAP).

Renewing U.S. Telecommunications Research
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 92 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10265-0; available from NAP).

Review of the Space Communications Program of NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, approx. 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10297-9; available from NAP).

The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Lectures 2005: Next Steps Toward Higher Quality Health Care
Institute of Medicine (2006, 40 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10214-6; available from NAP).

The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon -- Interim Report
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 50 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10329-0; available from NAP).

Seafood Choices: Balancing Benefits and Risks
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2007, approx. 608 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10218-9; available from NAP).

Space Radiation Hazards and the Vision for Space Exploration -- Report of a Workshop
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 104 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10264-2; available from NAP).

Staffing Standards for Aviation Safety Inspectors
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2006, approx. 150 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10326-6; available from NAP).

Strategies for Preservation of and Open Access to Scientific Data in China -- Summary of a Workshop
Board on International Scientific Organizations, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 152 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10230-8; available from NAP).

Studying Media Effects on Children and Youth: Improving Methods and Measures -- Workshop Summary
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2006, 36 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10275-8; available from NAP).

Tech Tally: Approaches to Assessing Technological Literacy
National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council (2006, 376 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10183-2; available from NAP).

The Telecommunications Challenge: Changing Technologies and Evolving Policies -- Report of a Symposium
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 194 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10087-9; available from NAP).

Understanding and Responding to Multiple Environmental Stresses -- Report of a Workshop
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 170 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10331-2; available from NAP).

Transportation Research Board (TRB) reports --
Approximately 150 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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