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Summer/Fall 2002 Vol. 2 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.

Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking.
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Project director: Mary Ellen O'Connell. Chair: Richard Bonnie, John S. Battle Professor of Law, School of Law; professor of psychiatric medicine; and director, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (See Brief Takes in this issue of In Focus.)

Evaluation of the Addition of Ingredients New to Infant Formula.
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Paula Trumbo. Chair: Richard J. Deckelbaum, Robert R. Williams Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics and director, Institute of Human Nutrition, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. Sponsor: U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Implications of Dioxin in the Food Supply.
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine; and Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Ann Yaktine. Chair: Robert S. Lawrence, associate dean for professional education programs, Edyth Schoenrich Professor of Preventive Medicine, and professor of health policy, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Sponsors: U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Non-Native Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Susan Roberts. Co-chairs: James Anderson, professor, department of environmental and natural resource economics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston; and Dennis Hedgecock, professor, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis. Sponsors: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Virginia Sea Grant, Maryland Sea Grant, Connecticut Sea Grant, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

Performance Standards for Adult Literacy.
Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Judith Koenig. Chair to be selected. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education.

Review of Project Management Practices Employed on the Boston Central Artery ("Big Dig") Project.
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Richard Little. Chair: John T. Christian, consulting engineer, Waban, Mass. Sponsor: Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. (See Brief Takes in this issue of In Focus.)

Vaccines Against Drugs of Addiction.
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health and Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Tracy Myers. Chair: Henrick Harwood, vice president, The Lewin Group, Falls Church, Va. Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse.


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.

Access to Research Data in the 21st Century: An Ongoing Dialogue Among Interested Parties -- Report of a Workshop
Science, Technology, and Law Panel, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2002, 52 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08329-X; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Animal Biotechnology: Science-Based Concerns
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 201 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08439-3; available from NAP, $34.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Biosolids Applied to Land: Advancing Standards and Practices
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 368 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08486-5; available from NAP, $44.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Cancer and the Environment: Gene-Environment Interaction -- Workshop Summary
Roundtable on Environment Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2002, 140 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08475-X; available from NAP, $27.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2002, 193 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08343-5; available from NAP, $27.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Closure and Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002, 66 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08405-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Considerations for Viral Disease Eradication: Lessons Learned and Future Strategies -- Workshop Summary
Forum on Emerging Infections, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2002, 213 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08414-8; available from NAP, $38.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence
Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, and Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2002, 400 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08412-1; available from NAP, $39.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids
Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2002, approx. 936 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08525-X; available from NAP, $64.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Discouraging Terrorism: Some Implications of 9/11
Center for Social and Economic Studies, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2002, 46 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08530-6; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Diversity in Engineering: Managing the Workforce of the Future
National Academy of Engineering (2002, 157 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08429-6; available from NAP, $36.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Down to Earth: Geographic Information for Sustainable Development in Africa
Committee on Geography and Mapping Science Committee, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 172 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08478-4; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Dynamics of Disability: Measuring and Monitoring Disability for Social Security Programs
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine; and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2002, 372 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08419-9; available from NAP, $49.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Emergence of Zoonotic Diseases: Understanding the Impact on Animal and Human Health -- Workshop Summary
Forum on Emerging Infections, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2002, 157 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08327-3; available from NAP, $30.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Emerging Animal Diseases: Global Markets, Global Safety -- A Workshop Summary
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 41 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08468-7; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Emerging Issues in Hispanic Health -- Summary of a Workshop Committee on Population, Center for Social and Economic Studies, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2002, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08524-1; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Evolution of Evidence for Selected Nutrient and Disease Relationships
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2002, 87 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08308-7; available from NAP, $23.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

For Greener Skies: Reducing Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08337-0; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Health Insurance is a Family Matter
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2002, 296 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08518-7; available from NAP, $29.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

High-Impact Terrorism: Proceedings of a Russian-American Workshop
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs, in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences (2002, 279 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08270-6; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Human Interactions with the Carbon Cycle -- Summary of a Workshop
Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2002, 41 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08420-2; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment that Promotes Responsible Conduct
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine; and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 216 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08479-2; available from NAP, $24.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

IDs -- Not That Easy: Questions About Nationwide Identity Systems
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002, 74 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08430-X; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Immunization Safety Review: Hepatitis B Vaccine and Demyelinating Neurological Disorders
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2002, 120 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08469-5; available from NAP, $28.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Information Technology Research, Innovation, and E-Government
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002, 147 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08401-6; available from NAP, $26.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Is Soccer Bad for Children's Heads? Summary of the IOM Workshop on Neuropsychological Consequences of Head Impact in Youth Soccer
Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine (2002, 26 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08344-3; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Life in the Universe: An Examination of United States and International Programs in Astrobiology
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, approx. 94 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08496-2; copies available free from the Space Studies Board, tel. 202-334-3477 or e-mail <ssb@nas.edu>).

Marine Biotechnology in the Twenty-First Century: Problems, Promise, and Products
Ocean Studies Board and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 132 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08342-7; available from NAP, $33.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Methodological Advances in Cross-National Surveys of Educational Achievement
Board on International Comparative Studies in Education and Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2002, 350 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08333-8; available from NAP, $55.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Modeling and Simulation in Manufacturing and Defense Systems Acquisition: Pathways to Success
Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002, 198 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08482-2; available from NAP, $41.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

National Capacity in Forestry Research
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002; 162 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08456-3; available from NAP, $35.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

The National Plant Genomics Initiative: Objectives for 2003-2008
Board on Life Sciences and Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 62 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08529-2; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

New Tools for Environmental Protection: Education, Information, and Voluntary Measures
Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2002, 356 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08422-9; available from NAP, $55.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Performance Assessments for Adult Education: Exploring the Measurement Issues
Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2002, 132 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08453-9; available from NAP, $29.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Preparing for Terrorism: Tools for Evaluating the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2002, 310 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08428-8; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Privatization of Water Services in the United States: An Assessment of Issues and Experience
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 164 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07444-4; available from NAP, $39.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Research Ethics in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies -- Summary of a Workshop
Roundtable on the Demography of Forced Migration, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2002, 28 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08493-8; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Research Opportunities in Geography at the U.S. Geological Survey
Committee on Geography, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08516-0; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review Procedures for Water Resources Planning
Water Science and Technology Board and Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council (2002, 67 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08508-X; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Safe on Mars: Precursor Measurements Necessary to Support Human Operations on the Martian Surface
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002, 64 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08426-1; available from NAP, $18.00 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 at national-academies.org/trb/bookstore.



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