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Winter/Spring 2008 Vol. 8 No. 1




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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.

Depression, Parenting Practices, and the Healthy Development of Children
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education and the Institute of Medicine. Project director: Leslie Sim. Chair: Mary Jane England, president, Regis College, Weston, Mass. Sponsors: The California Endowment, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Effectiveness of International and National Measures to Prevent and Reduce Marine Debris and Its Impacts
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Marine Board, Transportation Research Board. Project director: Susan Park. Chair: Keith R. Criddle, Ted Stevens Distinguished Professor of Marine Policy, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Sponsor: U.S. Coast Guard.

Health Risks of Phthalates
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Ellen Mantus. Chair: Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, professor of environmental medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, N.Y. Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Opportunities in Neuroscience for Future Army Applications
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Robert Love. Chair: Floyd E. Bloom, professor emeritus, department of molecular and integrative neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif. Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Army.

Optimizing Graduate Medical Trainee (Resident) Hours and Work Schedules to Improve Patient Safety
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Project co-directors: Dianne Wolman and Cheryl Ulmer. Chair: Michael M.E. Johns, chancellor, Emory University, Atlanta. Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Public Health Decision Making Under Uncertainty
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Kathleen Stratton. Chair: Frank A. Sloan, J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Economics; and director, Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, N.C. Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Review of NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project co-directors: Brian Dewhurst and John Wendt. Co-chairs: Edward Crawley, Ford Professor of Engineering, and professor of aeronautics and astronautics and of engineering systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; and Bonnie J. Dunbar, president and chief executive officer, Museum of Flight, Seattle. Sponsor: NASA.


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.

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals, Vol. 6
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 296 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11213-3; available from NAP).

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Research at NIOSH
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Research Council, and Institute of Medicine (2008, approx. 413 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11579-5; available from NAP).

Approaches for Evaluating the NRC Resident Research Associateship Program at NIST
Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, 170 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11218-4; available from NAP).

Assessment of the NASA Astrobiology Institute
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 80 pp.; 0-309-11497-7; available from NAP).

An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program at the Department of Defense
Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, approx. 634 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10947-7; available from NAP).

An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program at the National Institutes of Health
Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, approx. 604 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10951-5; available from NAP).

An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program at the National Science Foundation
Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, approx. 300 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10487-4; available from NAP).

Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research -- Workshop Proceedings
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2008, 358 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10881-0; available from NAP).

Benchmarking the Competitiveness of the United States in Mechanical Engineering Basic Research
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11426-8; available from NAP).

Bioinspired Chemistry for Energy -- A Workshop Summary to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2008, approx. 100 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11487-X; available from NAP).

Challenges in Adolescent Health Care -- Workshop Report
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 90 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11269-9; available from NAP).

Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics: The Science of the World Around Us
Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 284 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10969-8; available from NAP).

Core Competencies for Federal Facilities Asset Management Through 2020: Transformational Strategies
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2008, 136 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11400-4; available from NAP).

The Development of DRIs 1994-2004: Lessons Learned and New Challenges -- Workshop Summary
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2008, approx. 198 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11562-0; available from NAP).

Environmental Data Management at NOAA: Archiving, Stewardship, and Access
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 130 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11209-5; available from NAP).

Experimentation and Evaluation Plans for the 2010 Census -- Interim Report
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2008, 108 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11545-0; available from NAP).

Fusion of Security System Data to Improve Airport Security
National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 82 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10748-2; available from NAP).

Global Infectious Disease Surveillance and Detection: Assessing the Challenges, Finding Solutions -- Workshop Summary
Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2007, 284 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11114-5; available from NAP)

Grading NASA's Solar System Exploration Program: A Midterm Review
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 80 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11492-6; available from NAP).

Gulf War and Health, Vol. 6: Physiologic, Psychologic, and Psychosocial Effects of Deployment-Related Stress
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2008, 360 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10177-8; available from NAP).

Hydrology, Ecology, and Fishes of the Klamath River Basin
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2008, 272 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11506-X; available from NAP).

Identification of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communication Devices
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2008, 78 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11294-X; available from NAP).

Increasing Capacity for Stewardship of Oceans and Coasts: A Priority for the 21st Century
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2008, 156 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11376-8; available from NAP).

Integrating Multiscale Observations of U.S. Waters
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 230 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11457-8; available from NAP).

International Collaborations in Behavioral and Social Sciences -- Report of a Workshop
Board on International Scientific Organizations, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2008, 102 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11415-2; available from NAP).

Lost Crops of Africa, Vol. 3: Fruits
Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2008, 380 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10596-X; available from NAP).

Manpower and Personnel Needs for a Transformed Naval Force
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2008, 170 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11265-6; available from NAP).

Mobilizing Science-Based Enterprises for Energy, Water, and Medicines in Nigeria
Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11118-8; available from NAP).

NASA's Elementary and Secondary Education Program: Review and Critique
Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, approx. 208 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11551-5; available from NAP).

Neuroscience Biomarkers and Biosignatures: Converging Technologies, Emerging Partnerships -- Workshop Summary
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2008, 128 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10889-6; available from NAP).

New Directions for Understanding Systemic Risk: A Report on a Conference Cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the National Academy of Sciences
National Research Council (2007, 120 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10752-0; available from NAP).

Nutritional Risk Assessment: Perspectives, Methods, and Data Challenges -- Workshop Summary
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2007, 146 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10871-3; available from NAP).

Opportunities for Coordination and Clarity to Advance the National Health Information Agenda: A Brief Assessment of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology -- A Letter Report
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine; and Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 30 pp.; available only online from NAP).

Pre-Milestone A and Early-Phase Systems Engineering: A Retrospective Review and Benefits for Future Air Force Systems Acquisition
Air Force Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2008, 150 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11475-6; available from NAP).

Proceedings of a Workshop on Statistics on Networks
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 470 pp., CD-ROM; ISBN 0-309-10105-0; available from NAP).

Prospects for Managed Underground Storage of Recoverable Water
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2008, 350 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11438-1; available from NAP).

Research Priorities in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Public Health Systems -- A Letter Report
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2008, 52 pp.; available only online from NAP).

Review of CCSP Draft Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3: Decision-Support Experiments and Evaluations Using Seasonal to Interannual Forecasts and Observational Data
Center for Economic, Governance, and International Studies, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2008, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11568-X; available from NAP).

Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11124-2; available from NAP).

Review of Toxicologic and Radiologic Risks to Military Personnel From Exposure to Depleted Uranium During and After Combat
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2008, approx. 158 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11036-X; available from NAP).

Review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program's Draft Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.4, "Trends in Emissions of Ozone Depleting Substances, Ozone Layer Recovery, and Implications for Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure"
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 76 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11525-6; available from NAP).

Review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program's Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.3, "Reanalyses of Historical Climate Data for Key Atmospheric Features: Implications for Attribution of Causes of Observed Change"
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2008, 68 pp.; available only online from NAP).

Review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program's Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.2, "Climate Projections Based on Emission Scenarios for Long-lived and Short-lived Radiatively Active Gases and Aerosols"
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 54 pp.; available only online from NAP).

Science, Evolution, and Creationism
National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine (2008, 88 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10586-2; available from NAP).

Soldier Protective Clothing and Equipment: Feasibility of Chemical Testing Using a Fully Articulated Robotic Mannequin
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 178 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10933-7; available from NAP).

Surveying Victims: Options for Conducting the National Crime Victimization Survey
Committee on National Statistics and Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2008, approx. 270 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11598-1; available from NAP).

Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Assessment of the Evidence
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2008, 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10926-4; available from NAP).

Understanding American Agriculture: Challenges for the Agricultural Resource Management Survey
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 214 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11092-0; available from NAP).

Violence Prevention in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: Finding a Place on the Global Agenda -- Workshop Summary
Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2008, 280 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11205-2; 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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