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Winter/Spring 2004 Vol. 4 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.

Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Agents. Board on Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs; and Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Eileen Choffnes. Co-chairs: Stanley Lemon, dean, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; and David Relman, associate professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Sponsors: Information Technology Innovation Center, National Science Foundation, Food and Drug Administration, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Assessing the Nation's Framework for Addressing Animal Diseases. Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Tina Rouse. Chair: Lonnie J. King, dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing. Vice chair: Margaret A. Hamburg, vice president for biological programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, D.C. Sponsor: The National Academies, with funds from an endowment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Assessing Technological Literacy in the United States. National Academy of Engineering, and Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Greg Pearson. Chair: Elsa Garmire, Sydney E. Junkins Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. Sponsor: National Science Foundation.

Cancer Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine; and National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Project director: Hellen Gelband. Chair: To be selected. Sponsors: National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society.

Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Ellen Mantus. Chair: Richard Johnston Jr., associate dean for research development, and professor, department of pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine and National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver. Sponsors: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, and NASA.

Standards and Policies for Decontaminating Public Transportation Facilities Affected by Exposure to Harmful Biological Agents: How Clean is Safe? Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Kerry Brenner. Chair: Kenneth Berns, director, Genetics Institute, and professor of molecular genetics and microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Test Design for K-12 Science Achievement. Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Meryl Bertenthal. Chair: Mark Wilson, professor of policy, organization, measurement, and evaluation, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsors: National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Education.


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 Medical Follow-Up Agency, Institute of Medicine (2003, approx. 250 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09060-1; available from NAP, $40.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Assessing Research-Doctorate Programs: A Methodology Study Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2003, 164 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09058-X; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Assessment of Processing Gelled GB M55 Rockets at Anniston Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 70 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08997-2; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 236 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09085-7; available from NAP, $42.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism Board on Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2003, 180 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08977-8; available from NAP, $36.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Conflict and Reconstruction in Multiethnic Societies -- Proceedings of a Russian-American Workshop Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Board on Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2003, 236 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08939-5; available from NAP, $47.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Critical Issues in Weather Modification Research Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09053-9; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Dietary Reference Intakes: Guiding Principles for Nutrition Labeling and Fortification Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2003, approx. 170 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09143-8; available from NAP, $39.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 262 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09098-9; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Elements of a Science Plan for the North Pacific Research Board -- Interim Report Ocean Studies Board and Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 126 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09144-6; available from NAP, $28.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Ensuring Environmental Health in Postindustrial Cities -- Workshop Summary Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2003, 96 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09061-X; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Evaluating Military Advertising and Recruiting: Theory and Methodology Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, approx. 300 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09127-6; available from NAP, $14.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Future Challenges for the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resources Program Board on Earth Sciences and Resources and Committee on Earth Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, approx. 158 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08993-X; available from NAP, $34.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Immunization Safety Review: Influenza Vaccines and Neurological Complications Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2004, 190 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09086-5; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving Birth Outcomes: Meeting the Challenge in the Developing World Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2003, 372 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08614-0; available from NAP, $49.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving Racial and Ethnic Data on Health -- Report of a Workshop Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 58 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09094-6; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving the Characterization Program for Contact-Handled Transuranic Waste Bound for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09090-3; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes -- Interim Report on Current Regulations, Inventories, and Practices Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 88 pp.; ISBN 0-309-52787-2; available at <www.nap.edu> as PDF file only, $10.80).

Insuring America's Health: Principles and Recommendations Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2004, 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09105-5; available from NAP, $27.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Issues and Opportunities Regarding the U.S. Space Program -- A Summary Report of a Workshop on National Space Policy Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 92 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09146-2; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Learning and Instruction: A SERP Research Agenda Panel on Learning and Instruction, Strategic Education Research Partnership, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 176 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09081-4; available from NAP, $39.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Measuring What Matters: Allocation, Planning, and Quality Assessment for the Ryan White CARE Act Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2004, 190 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09115-2; available from NAP, $38.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

National Need and Priorities for Veterinarians in Biomedical Research Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 102 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09083-0; available from NAP, $24.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

New Treatments for Addiction: Behavioral, Ethical, Legal, and Social Questions Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine (2004, 324 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09128-4; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Owner-Authorized Handguns -- A Workshop Summary National Academy of Engineering (2003, 68 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08975-1; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard for Care Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2004, approx. 400 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09077-6; available from NAP, $44.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Reducing Birth Defects: Meeting the Challenge in the Developing World Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2003, 253 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08608-6; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Research Training in Psychiatry Residency: Strategies for Reform Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine (2003, 272 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09071-7; available from NAP, $42.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of EPA Homeland Security Efforts: Safe Buildings Program Research Implementation Plan Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 38 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09104-7; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of NASA's Aerospace Technology Enterprise: An Assessment of NASA's Aeronautics Technology Programs Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 144 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09119-5; 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 #5 Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2003, 42 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Upper Mississippi-Illinois Waterway Restructured Feasibility Study -- Interim Report Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Transportation Research Board (2003, 45 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09133-0; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Role of Environmental Hazards in Premature Birth -- Workshop Summary Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2003, 148 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09065-2; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Setting the Course: A Strategic Vision for Immunization -- Part 4, Summary of the Washington, D.C., Workshop Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2003, 60 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09068-7; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Setting Priorities for Large Research Facility Projects Supported by the National Science Foundation Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, The National Academies; and Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, approx. 200 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09084-9; available from NAP, $41.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Sun to the Earth -- and Beyond: Panel Reports Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2003, 264 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08972-7; available from NAP, $52.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Understanding Climate Change Feedbacks Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2003, 166 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09072-5; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Where the Weather Meets the Road: A Research Agenda for Improving Road Weather Services Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Transportation Research Board (2004, 134 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09136-5; available from NAP, $35.00 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 on the Internet.



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