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Summer 2004 Vol. 4 No. 2




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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.

Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope. Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Sandra Graham. Chair: Louis J. Lanzerotti, Distinguished Research Professor, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark; and consultant, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, N.J. Sponsor: NASA.

Genomics and Public Health in the 21st Century. Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Lyla Hernandez. Chair: Larry O. Gostin, John Carrol Research Professor of Law, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; professor of law and public health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; and director, Center for Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins universities. Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis. National Academy of Engineering, with the cooperation of other divisions of the National Academies. Project director: Randy Atkins. Chair: Lewis Branscomb, professor emeritus, public policy and corporate management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Gannett Foundation.

Review and Assessment of the National Institutes of Health's Strategic Research Plan to Eliminate Health Disparities. Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Brian Smedley. Chair: To be selected. Sponsor: National Institutes of Health's National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Science and Technology in the National Interest: Ensuring the Best Presidential and Federal Advisory Committee Appointments -- 3rd Edition. Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs. Project director: Debbie Stine. Chair: John Edward Porter, partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Washington, D.C. Sponsors: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Academies.

Standards of Evidence and the Quality of Behavioral and Social Science Research. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Mary Ellen O'Connell. Chair: To be selected. Sponsors: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Spencer Foundation, and National Science Foundation.

State Practices in Setting Mobile Source Emissions Standards. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: K. John Holmes. Chair: David T. Allen, Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering, and director, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, University of Texas, Austin. Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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.

Achieving XXcellence in Science: Role of Professional Societies in Advancing Women in Science -- Proceedings of a Workshop, AXXS 2002
Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09174-8; available from NAP, $26.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Adaptive Management for Water Resources Project Planning
Water Science and Technology Board and Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 102 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09191-8; available from NAP, $25.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Advanced Energetic Materials
Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 64 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09160-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Air Quality Management in the United States
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 414 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08932-8; available from NAP, $49.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Analytical Methods and Approaches for Water Resources Project Planning
Water Science and Technology Board and Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 124 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09182-9; available from NAP, $28.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Assessment of the Army Plan for the Pine Bluff Non-Stockpile Facility
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 98 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09138-1; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Bridging the Bed-Bench Gap: Contributions of the Markey Trust
Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 134 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09112-8; available from NAP, $30.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate
Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2004, approx. 450 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09169-1; available from NAP, $37.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Effects of Degraded Agent and Munitions Anomalies on Chemical Stockpile Disposal Operations
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 82 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08918-2; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, approx. 320 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09231-0; available from NAP, $44.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Endangered and Threatened Species of the Platte River
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 336 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09230-2; available from NAP, $49.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Evaluation of the National Aerospace Initiative
Air Force Science and Technology Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 148 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09175-6; available from NAP, $38.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Existing and Potential Standoff Explosives Detection Techniques
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 148 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09130-6; available from NAP, $32.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Forensic Analysis: Weighing Bullet Lead Evidence
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 228 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09079-2; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Forging a Poison Prevention and Control System
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2004, 316 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09194-2; available from NAP, $44.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineeering from the 2003 NAE Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering
Naitonal Academy of Engineering (2004, 184 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09139-X; available from NAP, $40.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Fulfilling the Potential of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: An American Cancer Society and Institute of Medicine Symposium
National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2004, 136 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09171-3; available from NAP, $30.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

A Geospatial Framework for the Coastal Zone: National Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting
Mapping Science Committee, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, and Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 168 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09176-4; available from NAP, $30.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Giving Full Measure to Countermeasures: Addressing Problems in the DoD Program to Develop Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Warfare Agents
Medical Follow-up Agency, Institute of Medicine, and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 160 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09153-5; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Health and Medicine: Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 76 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08720-1; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and Institute of Medicine (2004, 320 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09111-X; available from NAP, $47.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion
Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine (2004, 368 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09117-9; available from NAP, $47.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, approx. 394 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09163-2; available from NAP, $55.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2004, approx. 175 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09237-X; available from NAP, $43.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Implementing Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Final 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 (2004, approx. 152 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08865-8; available from NAP, $30.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Improving Medical Education: Enhancing the Behavioral and Social Science Content of Medical School Curricula
Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine (2004, 168 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09142-X; available from NAP, $34.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

In the Nation's Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2004, 432 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09125-X; available from NAP, $49.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens
Board on Life Sciences and Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 332 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09122-5; available from NAP, $54.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Infant Formula: Evaluating the Safety of New Ingredients
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2004, 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09150-0; available from NAP, $36.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Intentional Human Dosing Studies for EPA Regulatory Purposes: Scientific and Ethical Issues
Science, Technology, and Law Program, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 226 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09172-1; available from NAP, $46.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Investments in Federal Facilities: Asset Management Strategies for the 21st Century
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 160 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08919-0; available from NAP, $34.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Learning from SARS: Preparing for the Next Disease Outbreak
Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2004, 376 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09154-3; available from NAP, $42.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Maintaining High Scientific Quality at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 58 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09244-2; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Managing the Columbia River: Instream Flows, Water Withdrawals, and Salmon Survival
Water Science and Technology Board and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 256 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09155-1; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Measuring Racial Discrimination
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 336 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09126-8; available from NAP, $44.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Meeting Psychosocial Needs of Women With Breast Cancer
National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (2004, 288 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09129-2; available from NAP, $45.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Monitoring International Labor Standards: International Perspectives -- Summary of Regional Forums
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education and Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 122 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09137-3; available from NAP, $28.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Monitoring International Labor Standards: Techniques and Sources of Information
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education and Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 306 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09134-9; available from NAP, $43.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Monitoring Metabolic Status: Predicting Decrements in Physiological and Cognitive Performance
Standing Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2004, approx. 476 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09159-4; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

New Frontiers in Contraceptive Research: A Blueprint for Action
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2004, 248 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09107-1; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

NIH Extramural Center Programs: Criteria for Initiation and Evaluation
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2004, 230 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09152-7; available from NAP, $43.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

On Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness: Judging the Quality of K-12 Mathematics Evaluations
Mathematical Sciences Education Board, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, approx. 281 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09242-6; available from NAP, $49.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Opportunities to Improve Airport Passenger Screening With Mass Spectrometry
National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09240-X; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

A Patent System for the 21st Century
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, approx. 152 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08910-7; available from NAP, $37.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 96 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09215-9; copies available free from the board, tel. 202-334-3477 or e-mail <ssb@nas.edu>).

Public Financing and Delivery of HIV/AIDS Care: Securing the Legacy of Ryan White
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2004, approx. 298 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09228-0; available from NAP, $44.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Reengineering the 2010 Census: Risks and Challenges
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 292 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09189-6; available from NAP, $44.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of the Army's Technical Guides on Assessing and Managing Chemical Hazards to Deployed Personnel
Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 162 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09221-3; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

A Review of the FBI's Trilogy Information Technology Modernization Program
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 78 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09224-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

River Basins and Coastal Systems Planning Within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Ocean Studies Board and Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 148 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09220-5; available from NAP, $32.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Scientists, Engineers, and Track-Two Diplomacy: A Half-Century of U.S.-Russian Interacademy Cooperation
Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 166 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09093-8; available from NAP, $35.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Spacecraft Water Exposure Guidelines for Selected Contaminants, Vol. 1
Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 372 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09166-7; available from NAP, $70.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Planning: A New Opportunity for Service
Water Science and Technology Board and Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 88 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09222-1; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Veterans and Agent Orange: Length of Presumptive Period for Association Between Exposure and Respiratory Cancer
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2004, 74 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09188-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

A Vision for the International Polar Year 2007-2008
Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 124 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09212-4; available from NAP, $28.50 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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