Summer 2004 Vol. 4 No. 2
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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.
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Achieving XXcellence in Science: Role of Professional Societies in Advancing Women in Science -- Proceedings of a Workshop, AXXS 2002
Adaptive Management for Water Resources Project Planning
Advanced Energetic Materials
Air Quality Management in the United States
Analytical Methods and Approaches for Water Resources Project Planning
Assessment of the Army Plan for the Pine Bluff Non-Stockpile Facility
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
Effects of Degraded Agent and Munitions Anomalies on Chemical Stockpile Disposal Operations
Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs
Endangered and Threatened Species of the Platte River
Evaluation of the National Aerospace Initiative
Existing and Potential Standoff Explosives Detection Techniques
Forensic Analysis: Weighing Bullet Lead Evidence
Forging a Poison Prevention and Control System
Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineeering from the 2003 NAE Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering
Fulfilling the Potential of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: An American Cancer Society and Institute of Medicine Symposium
A Geospatial Framework for the Coastal Zone: National Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting
Giving Full Measure to Countermeasures: Addressing Problems in the DoD Program to Develop Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Warfare Agents
Health and Medicine: Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century
Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers
Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion
The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs
Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism
Implementing Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Final U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan
Improving Medical Education: Enhancing the Behavioral and Social Science Content of Medical School Curricula
In the Nation's Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce
Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens
Infant Formula: Evaluating the Safety of New Ingredients
Intentional Human Dosing Studies for EPA Regulatory Purposes: Scientific and Ethical Issues
Investments in Federal Facilities: Asset Management Strategies for the 21st Century
Learning from SARS: Preparing for the Next Disease Outbreak
Maintaining High Scientific Quality at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
Managing the Columbia River: Instream Flows, Water Withdrawals, and Salmon Survival
Measuring Racial Discrimination
Meeting Psychosocial Needs of Women With Breast Cancer
Monitoring International Labor Standards: International Perspectives -- Summary of Regional Forums
Monitoring International Labor Standards: Techniques and Sources of Information
Monitoring Metabolic Status: Predicting Decrements in Physiological and Cognitive Performance
New Frontiers in Contraceptive Research: A Blueprint for Action
NIH Extramural Center Programs: Criteria for Initiation and Evaluation
On Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness: Judging the Quality of K-12 Mathematics Evaluations
Opportunities to Improve Airport Passenger Screening With Mass Spectrometry
A Patent System for the 21st Century
Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos
Public Financing and Delivery of HIV/AIDS Care: Securing the Legacy of Ryan White
Reengineering the 2010 Census: Risks and Challenges
Review of the Army's Technical Guides on Assessing and Managing Chemical Hazards to Deployed Personnel
A Review of the FBI's Trilogy Information Technology Modernization Program
River Basins and Coastal Systems Planning Within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Scientists, Engineers, and Track-Two Diplomacy: A Half-Century of U.S.-Russian Interacademy Cooperation
Spacecraft Water Exposure Guidelines for Selected Contaminants, Vol. 1
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Planning: A New Opportunity for Service
Veterans and Agent Orange: Length of Presumptive Period for Association Between Exposure and Respiratory Cancer
A Vision for the International Polar Year 2007-2008
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