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Fall 2003 Vol. 3 No. 3




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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 Feasibility, Accuracy, and Technical Capability of a National Ballistics Database. Committee on Law and Justice and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Carol Petrie. Chair: to be selected. Sponsor: National Institute of Justice.

Assessment of Security Technologies for Transportation. National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; and Transportation Research Board. Project director: James Killian. Chair: Thomas S. Hartwick, manager, satellite payload program and system design activities, TRW (retired). Sponsor: Transportation Security Administration.

Building a 21st-Century Community Health Care System in Rural America. Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Gooloo Wunderlich. Chair: Mary Wakefield, director and professor, Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Gender Differences in Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty. Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, Division on Policy and Global Affairs; and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Jong-on Hahm. Chair: to be selected. Sponsor: National Science Foundation.

Spinal Cord Injury: Strategies in a Search for a Cure. Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Janet Joy. Chair: Richard T. Johnson, Distinguished Service Professor of Neurology, Microbiology, and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore. Sponsor: State of New York Department of Health.

Toxicologic Assessment of Fluoride in Drinking Water. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Susan Martel. Chair: John Doull, professor emeritus of pharmacology and toxicology, University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City. Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Wireless Technology Prospects and Policy Options. Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Jon Eisenberg. Chair: to be selected. Sponsor: National Science 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. Prices and availability of all documents are subject to change. Charges listed are for single copies; discounts are available for bulk orders.

Academic Health Centers: Leading Change in the 21st Century Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2003, 279 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08893-3; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Assessment of NASA's Draft 2003 Earth Science Enterprise Strategy -- Letter Report Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 22 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Assessment of Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program -- Interim Report Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 29 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

The Carbon Dioxide Dilemma: Promising Technologies and Policies -- Proceedings of a Symposium National Academy of Engineering, and Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 150 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08921-2; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2003; 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08898-4; available from NAP, $33.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Cybersecurity of Freight Information Systems: A Scoping Study -- TRB Special Report 274 Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; and Transportation Research Board (2003, 80 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08555-1; available from TRB, tel. 202-334-3213; $21.00).

Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States -- Interim Report Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2003, 48 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Does Water Flow Influence Everglades Landscape Patterns? Water Science and Technology Board and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 50 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08963-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Dynamic Social Network Modeling and Analysis -- Workshop Summary and Papers Committee on Human Factors, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2003, 392 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08952-2; available from NAP, $54.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Emergency Manager of the Future -- Summary of a Workshop, June 13, 2003, Washington, D.C. A Summary to the Disasters Roundtable, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 31 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Enabling Ocean Research in the 21st Century: Implementation of a Network of Ocean Observatories Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08990-5; available from NAP, $45.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Environment: Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 190 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08719-8; available from NAP, $40.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Estimating Climate Sensitivity -- Report of a Workshop Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 62 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09056-3; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Estimating Eligibility and Participation for the WIC Program -- Final Report Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2003, 218 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08962-X; available from NAP, $45.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Exploring Challenges, Progress, and New Models for Engaging the Public in the Clinical Research Enterprise -- Clinical Research Roundtable Workshop Summary Clinical Research Roundtable, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2003, 98 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08946-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Future of Supercomputing -- An Interim Report Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 58 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08995-6; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Hidden Costs, Value Lost: Uninsurance in America Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2003, 212 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08931-X; available from NAP, $27.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving Palliative Care: We Can Take Better Care of People With Cancer National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2003, 20 pp.; 0-309-08984-0; available from NAP, $10.00 plus $4.50 shipping; also available in Spanish).

Information Technology (IT)-Based Educational Materials -- Workshop Report With Recommendations National Academy of Engineering (2003, 66 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08974-3; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Innovation in Information Technology Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 84 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08980-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

International Perspectives: The Future of Nonhuman Primate Resources -- Proceedings of the Workshop Held April 17-19, 2002 Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 262 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08945-X; available from NAP, $52.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System -- Letter Report Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2003, 35 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Large-Scale Biomedical Science: Exploring Strategies for Future Research National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2003, 296 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08912-3; available from NAP, $47.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Materials Count: The Case for Material Flows Analysis Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 166 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08944-1; available from NAP, $26.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Medicolegal Death Investigation System -- Workshop Summary Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2003, 86 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08986-7; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Ninth Interim Report of the Subcommittee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 42 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats Committee on Animal Nutrition, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 600 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08628-0; available from NAP, $295.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Pan-Organizational Summit on the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce -- Meeting Summary Report to the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine (2003, approx. 280 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08960-3; available from NAP, $55.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Patents in the Knowledge-Based Economy Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2003, 352 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08636-1; available from NAP, $67.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Planning for Two Transformations in Education and Learning Technology -- Report of a Workshop Center for Education and Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08954-9; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Planning the 2010 Census -- Second Interim Report Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2003, 148 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08968-9; available from NAP, $34.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation -- Letter Report #4 Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2003, 54 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

A Review of the EPA Water Security Research and Technical Support Action Plan Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 61 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08982-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain -- Proceedings of a Symposium Office of International Scientific and Technical Information Programs, Board on International Scientific Organizations, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2003, 238 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08850-X; available from NAP, $50.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Summary of a Workshop on U.S. Natural Gas Demand, Supply, and Technology: Looking Toward the Future Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 121 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08964-6; available from NAP, $30.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Weight Management: State of the Science and Opportunities for Military Programs Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2003, approx. 287 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08996-4; available from NAP, $41.00 plus $4.50 shipping).



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