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Winter/Spring 2003 Vol. 3 No. 1



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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.

Assessing the Need for Clinical Trials of Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Cathy Liverman. Chair: Dan G. Blazer, J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. Sponsors: National Institute on Aging and National Cancer Institute.

Extending the Effective Lifetimes of Earth Observing Research Missions.
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Art Charo. Chair: Michael Freilich, professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Sponsors: NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy.
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs. Project director: Charles Wessner. Chair: Dale W. Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NASA, the Advanced Technology Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Sandia National Laboratories. (See Brief Takes in this issue of In Focus.)

Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth.
Food and Nutrition Board and Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Linda Meyers. Chair: Jeffrey P. Koplan, vice president for academic health affairs, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, Atlanta. Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Public Health and Science, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (See Brief Takes in this issue of In Focus.)

Research Agenda for the Social Psychology of Aging.
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Tracy Myers. Chair: Laura L. Carstensen, professor, department of psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Sponsor: National Institute on Aging.

Toxicologic Assessment of Low-Level Exposures to Chemical Warfare Agents.
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Kulbir Bakshi. Chair: Gary P. Carlson, professor of toxicology and associate head, School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense.

Weather Research for Surface Transportation: The Roadway Environment.
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Transportation Research Board. Project director: Amanda Staudt. Chair: John T. Snow, director, Oklahoma Weather Center Programs, and dean, College of Geosciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman. Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration.


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.

Advancing Prion Science: Guidance for the National Prion Research Program -- Interim Report
Medical Follow-Up Agency, Institute of Medicine (2003, 126 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08744-9; available from NAP, $28.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Beyond the Molecular Frontier: Challenges for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 240 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08477-6; available from NAP, $34.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Combat Hybrid Power System Component Technologies: Technical Challenges and Research Priorities
National Materials Advisory Board and Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002, 88 pp.; available online at www.nap.edu and in limited supply from the National Materials Advisory Board, tel. 202-334-3505).

Completing the "Big Dig": Managing the Final Stages of Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; and Transportation Research Board (2003, 60 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08887-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Diagnosis and Control of Johne's Disease
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 232 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08611-6; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Dietary Reference Intakes: Applications in Dietary Planning
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2003, approx. 161 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08853-4; available from NAP, $54.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Environmental Cleanup at Navy Facilities: Adaptive Site Management
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 272 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08748-1; available from NAP, $37.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Environmental Information for Naval Warfare
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 218 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08860-7; available from NAP, $44.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Evaluation of Manufacturing Vision and Strategies for the Production of Military Combat Vehicles: The Crusader Artillery System
Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 40 pp.; available online at www.nap.edu and in limited supply from the board, tel. 202-334-3505).

Exploration of the Seas -- Interim Report
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 48 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08631-0; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Exposure of the American Population to Radioactive Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Tests: A Review of the CDC-NCI Draft Report on a Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences to the American Population from Nuclear Weapons Tests Conducted by the United States and Other Nations
Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 82 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08713-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Frontiers in Polar Biology in the Genomic Era
Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 159 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08727-9; available from NAP, $34.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering From the 2002 NAE Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering
National Academy of Engineering (2003, 152 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08732-5; available from NAP, $33.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Fulfilling the Potential of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2003, 560 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08254-4; available from NAP, $59.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Government Data Centers: Meeting Increasing Demands
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 70 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08742-2; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Gulf War and Health, Vol. 2: Insecticides and Solvents
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2003, approx. 650 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08458-X; available from NAP, $85.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2003, approx. 67 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08886-0; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Implications of Emerging Micro- and Nanotechnologies
Air Force Science and Technology Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002, 266 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08623-X; available from NAP, $54.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate Actions and Future Possibilities
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08736-8; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Integrating Research and Education: Biocomplexity Investigators Explore the Possibilities -- Summary of a Workshop
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 71 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08871-2; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Interim Report of the NRC Review of NASA's Pioneering Revolutionary Technology Program
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 18 pp.; available only online at www.nap.edu).

Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response
Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2003, approx. 350 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08864-X; available from NAP, $44.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 160 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08536-5; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

One Step at a Time: The Staged Development of Geologic Repositories for High-Level Radioactive Waste
Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 216 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08708-2; available from NAP, $42.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Personal Cars and China
National Research Council, National Academy of Engineering, and Chinese Academy of Engineering (2003, 280 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08492-X; available from NAP, $55.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Planning Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Draft U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan
Division on Earth and Life Studies, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, and Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, approx. 99 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08865-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2003, 160 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08543-8; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation -- Letter Report #1
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2003, 52 pp.; available only online).

Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation -- Letter Report #2
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2003, 42 pp.; available only online).

The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Lectures 2001: Exploring Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Institute of Medicine (2003, 52 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08503-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Satellite Observations of the Earth's Environment: Accelerating the Transition of Research to Operations
Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; and Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 142 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08749-X; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Science and the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration: An Assessment of the Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative
Water Science and Technology Board and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 168 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08728-7; available from NAP, $34.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Disasters -- Summary of a Forum, October 25, 2001, Washington, D.C.
Natural Disasters Roundtable, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2002, 24 pp.; available only online).

Setting the Course: A Strategic Vision for Immunization -- Part 2, Summary of the Austin Workshop
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2002, 66 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08517-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Setting the Course: A Strategic Vision for Immunization -- Part 3, Summary of the Los Angeles Workshop
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2003, 68 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08712-0; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

A Shared Destiny: Community Effects of Uninsurance
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2003, 296 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08726-0; available from NAP, $29.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Sharing Publication-Related Data and Materials: Responsibilities of Authorship in the Life Sciences
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 120 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08859-3; available from NAP, $28.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Statistical Issues in Allocating Funds by Formula
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2003, 162 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08710-4; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Technology Development for Army Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002, 180 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08620-5; available from NAP, $36.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Testing and Evaluation of Standoff Chemical Agent Detectors
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 68 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08876-3; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Using Remote Sensing in State and Local Government: Information for Management and Decision Making
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08863-1; available from NAP, $26.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2003, approx. 435 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08616-7; available from NAP, $79.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Weather Forecasting Accuracy for FAA Traffic Flow Management -- A Workshop Report
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 68 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08731-7; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Weaving a National Map: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey Concept of the National Map
Mapping Science Committee, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 164 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08747-3; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Who Goes There? Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, approx. 165 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08896-8; available from NAP, $33.00 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 online bookstore .



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