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Spring 2001 Vol. 1 No. 1



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NEW PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS


Projects

The following are selected projects 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.

Assessing the System for Protecting Human Research Subjects.
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Laura Lyman Rodriguez. Chair: Daniel D. Federman, senior dean for alumni relations and clinical teaching, and professor of medicine and medical education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Greenwall Foundation.

The Consequences of Uninsurance.
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Project co-directors: Wilhelmine Miller and Dianne Wolman. Co-chairs: Mary Sue Coleman, president, University of Iowa and University of Iowa Health Systems, Iowa City; and Arthur L. Kellermann, professor and director, Center for Injury Control, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and professor and chair, department of emergency medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta. Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (See article in this issue of In Focus.)

Improving Learning with Information Technology.
Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, and the National Academy of Engineering. Project director: Kevin Aylesworth. Co-chairs: Roy Pea, director of the Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif.; and Wm. A. Wulf, president, National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education. (See Brief Takes in this issue of In Focus.)

Opportunities in Agriculture.
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: David Meeker. Chair: Franklin M. Loew, president, Becker College, Worcester, Mass. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Re-conceptualizing Adolescent Risk and Vulnerability.
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Project director: Michele Kipke. Co-chairs: Baruch Fischhoff, University Professor, departments of social and decision sciences and of engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; and Elena Nightingale, scholar-in-residence, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York.

Scientific Basis of the Total Maximum Daily Load Approach to Water Pollution Reduction.
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Laura Ehlers. Chair: Kenneth H. Reckhow, professor of water resources, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, N.C., and director, Water Resources Research Institute, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Sponsor U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Status and Future of Atlantic Salmon in Maine.
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: David Policansky. Chair: M.T. Clegg, Distinguished Professor of Genetics, department of botany and plant sciences, University of California, Riverside. Sponsor: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. (See Brief Takes in this issue of In Focus.)

Understanding and Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care.
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Brian Smedley. Chair: Alan Nelson, special adviser to the chief executive officer, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Washington, D.C. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health.


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.

1999-2000 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory
Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2000, 86 pp.; copies available free from the board, 202-334-3311).

2000 Assessment of the Office of Naval Research's Marine Corps Science and Technology Program
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2000, 104 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07138-0; available from NAP, $25.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals -- Vol. I
Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2000, 220 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07294-8; available from NAP, $45.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences -- Vol. I
Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 560 pp.; ISBN 0-309-06838-X; available from NAP, $24.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences -- Vol. II
Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 524 pp.; ISBN 0-309-06840-1; available from NAP, $24.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

The American Community Survey -- Summary of a Workshop
Committee on National Statistics, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 72 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07315-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2000, 168 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07133-X; available from NAP, $40.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Bioinformatics: Converting Data to Knowledge -- Workshop Summary
Board on Biology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2000, 54 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07256-5; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Building a Workforce for the Information Economy
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Board on Testing and Assessment, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, and Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2000, approximately 400 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07288-3pr; pre-publication copies available from NAP, $40.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Cells and Surveys: Should Biological Measures Be Included in Social Science Research?
Committee on Population, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2000, 376 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07199-2; available from NAP, $49.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Crime Victims with Developmental Disabilities -- Report of a Workshop
Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 104 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07318-9; available from NAP, $25.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Definition of Pain and Distress and Reporting Requirements for Laboratory Animals: Proceedings of the Workshop Held June 22, 2000
Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2000, 132 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07291-3; available from NAP, $30.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Education and Delinquency -- Summary of a Workshop
Committee on Law and Justice, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2000, 58 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07193-3; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Enhancing Data Systems to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care
National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2000, 176 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07191-7; available from NAP, $30.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Federal Funding of Astronomical Research
Board on Physics and Astronomy and Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2000, 98 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07139-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

International Conflict Resolution After the Cold War
Center for Social and Economic Studies, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2000, 644 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07027-9; available from NAP, $44.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Linking the Construction Industry: Electronic Operation and Maintenance Manuals -- Workshop Summary
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2000, 66 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07131-3; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Marijuana as Medicine? The Science Beyond the Controversy
Institute of Medicine (2000, 216 pp.; ISBN 0-309-06531-3; available from NAP, $17.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Medicare Laboratory Payment Policy: Now and in the Future
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2000, 264 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07266-2; available from NAP, $34.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Multiple Sclerosis: Current Status and Strategies for the Future
Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine (2001, approx. 425 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07324-3pr; pre-publication copies available from NAP, $55.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

New Horizons in Health: An Integrative Approach
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2000, 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07296-4; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle -- 7th Revised Edition, 2001
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 408 pp.; ISBN 0-309-06997-1; available from NAP, $59.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle -- Update 2000
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2000, 248 pp.; ISBN 0-309-06934-3; available from NAP, $34.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Outsourcing Management Functions for the Acquisition of Federal Facilities
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2000, 512 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07267-0; available from NAP, $34.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing: Year 2000 Progress Assessment of the PATH Program
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2001, 70 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07267-0; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency-- Second Edition
Committee on National Statistics, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 72 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07314-6; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Protecting Those Who Serve: Strategies to Protect the Health of Deployed U.S. Forces
Institute of Medicine (2000, 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07189-5; available from NAP, $26.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: A New Vision of Environmental Health for the 21st Century
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2001, 96 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07259-X; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Recruiting Fishery Scientists: Workshop on Stock Assessment and Social Science Careers
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2001, 36 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07308-1, available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

A Review of the Draft Report of the NCI-CDC Working Group to Revise the 1985 Radioepidemiological Tables
Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2000, 64 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07250-6; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Heavy Vehicle Technologies Program
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2000, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07251-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Science of Regional and Global Change: Putting Knowledge to Work
Committee on Global Change Research, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2001, 32 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07327-8; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Small-Area Estimates of School-Age Children in Poverty: Evaluation of Current Methodology
Committee on National Statistics, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2001, 270 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07301-4; available from NAP, $53.50 plus $4.50 shipping).



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