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Spring 2005 Vol. 5 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.


Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth. Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, and Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Project co-directors: Jennifer Gootman and Vivica Kraak. Chair: J. Michael McGinnis, senior scholar, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Sponsor: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Toxicants. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project Director: Eileen Abt. Chair: Thomas A. Burke, professor and associate chair, department of health policy and management, and founding co-director, Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors. Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Philip Aspden. Co-chairs: J. Lyle Bootman, dean and professor, College of Pharmacy; and executive director, Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research, University of Arizona, Tucson; and Linda R. Cronenwett, dean and professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Increasing Rates of Organ Donation. Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Cathy Liverman. Chair: James F. Childress, John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics and professor of medical education; and director, Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration and the Greenwall Foundation.

Information for Terrorism Prevention: Balancing Privacy and National Security. Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Carol Petrie. Chair: Charles Vest, professor of mechanical engineering and president emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Sponsors: National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Technologies to Deter Currency Counterfeiting. Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Toni Marechaux. Chair: To be selected. Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Technology Pathways: Assessing the Integrated Plan for a Next Generation Air Transportation System. Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Alan Angleman. Chair: S. Michael Hudson, former vice chair, Rolls Royce North America, and former president, chief executive officer, and chief operating officer, Allison Engine Company Inc., Indianapolis. Sponsor: NASA.


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.

An Assessment of Potential Health Effects From Exposure to PAVE PAWS Low-Level Phased-Array Radiofrequency Energy
Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, approx. 207 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09309-0; available from NAP, $42.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program: Project Methodology
Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 124 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09322-8; available from NAP, $28.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo -- Final Report
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources and Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 304 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09583-2; available from NAP, $59.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Assessment of Department of Defense Basic Research
Air Force Science and Technology Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, 70 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09443-7; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Assessment of the Benefits of Extending the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission: A Perspective From the Research and Operations Communities -- Interim Report
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 103 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09319-8; available from NAP, $37.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Communicating Toxicogenomics Information to Nonexperts -- A Workshop Summary
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 60 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09538-7; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Contaminants in the Subsurface: Source Zone Assessment and Remediation
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 370 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09447-X; available from NAP, $57.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Decision Making for the Environment: Social and Behavioral Science Research Priorities
Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change, Center for Governance, Economics, and International Studies, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, 160 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09540-9; available from NAP, $32.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants
Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, approx. 320 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09225-6; available from NAP, $62.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues in Engineering -- Papers From a Workshop, Oct. 14-15, 2003
National Academy of Engineering (2004, 166 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09271-X; available from NAP, $36.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Environmental Health Indicators: Bridging the Chasm of Public Health and the Environment -- Workshop Summary
Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2004, 136 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09265-5; available from NAP, $30.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Evolution in Hawaii: A Supplement to Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
National Academy of Sciences (2004, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08991-3; available from NAP, $14.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Experimental Poverty Measures -- Summary of a Workshop
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09520-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, the National Academies (2005, 306 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09435-6; available from NAP, $42.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Flash Flood Forecasting Over Complex Terrain: With An Assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 206 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09316-3; available from NAP, $34.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Frameworks for Higher Education in Homeland Security
Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 82 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09295-7; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

From Source Water to Drinking Water -- Workshop Summary
Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2004, 126 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09306-6; available from NAP, $28.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Getting Up to Speed: The Future of Supercomputing
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, 308 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09502-6; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Gulf War and Health, Vol. 3: Fuels, Combustion Products, and Propellants
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine (2005, approx. 600 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09527-1; available from NAP, $85.00 plus $4.50).

How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom
Center for Studies of Behavior and Development, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, 636 pp.; ISBN 0-309-07433-9; available from NAP, $54.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 121 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09444-5; available from NAP, $28.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Interim Report of the Committee on Changes in New Source Review Programs for Stationary Sources of Air Pollutants
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, approx. 208 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09578-6; available from NAP, $42.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

International Polar Year 2007-2008 -- Report of the Implementation Workshop
Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 65 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09437-2; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Marine Mammal Populations and Ocean Noise: Determining When Noise Causes Biologically Significant Effects
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 142 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09449-6; available from NAP, $35.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Mathematical and Scientific Development in Early Childhood -- A Workshop Summary
Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, 54 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09503-4; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Measuring International Trade on U.S. Highways
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, 62 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09519-0; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Economy
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2005, 212 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09320-1; available from NAP, $42.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

National Laboratories and Universities: Building New Ways to Work Together -- Report of a Workshop
National Materials Advisory Board and Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; and Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2005, 68 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09314-7; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Opportunities in High Magnetic Field Science -- Final Report
Solid State Sciences Committee, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 115 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09582-4; available from NAP, $39.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Owner's Role in Project Risk Management
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2005, 102 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09518-2; available from NAP, $24.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Preliminary Considerations Regarding NASA's Bioastronautics Critical Path Roadmap -- Interim Report
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2005, 46 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09523-9; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Productivity and Cyclicality in Semiconductors: Trends, Implications, and Questions -- Report of a Symposium
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 214 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09274-4; available from NAP, $43.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Public Health Risks of Disasters: Communication, Infrastructure, and Preparedness -- Workshop Summary
Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine; and Disasters Roundtable, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 88 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09542-5; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Quality Through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2005, 288 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09448-8; available from NAP, $39.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment: The Greater Houston Metropolitan Area -- Workshop Summary
Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2005, 86 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09442-9; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Redesigning the U.S. Naturalization Tests -- Interim Report
Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2004, 41 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Re-engineering Water Storage in the Everglades: Risks and Opportunities
Water Science and Technology Board and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, approx. 142 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09529-8; available from NAP, $31.50 plus $4.50 shipping).

Regional Cooperation for Water Quality Improvement in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2005, 290 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09524-7; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Review of the U.S. CLIVAR [Climate Variability and Predictability] Project Office
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 50 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09501-8; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Lectures 2003: Keeping Patients Safe -- Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses
Institute of Medicine (2005, 40 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09441-0; available from NAP, $12.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

SBIR [Small Business Innovation Research] Program Diversity and Assessment Challenges -- Report of a Symposium Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2004, 200 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09123-3; available from NAP, $41.25 plus $4.50 shipping).

Science, Medicine, and Animals
Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2004, 52 pp.; ISBN 0-309-08894-1; available from NAP, $8.95 plus $4.50 shipping).

Sensor Systems for Biological Agent Attacks: Protecting Buildings and Military Bases
Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, approx. 209 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09576-X; available from NAP, $47.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Solar and Space Physics and Its Role in Space Exploration
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 72 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09325-2; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Statistical Analysis of Massive Data Streams -- Proceedings of a Workshop
Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 395 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09308-2; available from NAP, $74.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Summary of a Workshop on Software Certification and Dependability
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 57 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09429-1; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

The Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Are We Ready? -- Workshop Summary
Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2005, 432 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09504-2; available from NAP, $49.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Twelfth 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 (2005, 68 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09588-3; available from NAP, $18.00 plus $4.50 shipping).

Understanding the Sun and Solar System Plasmas: Future Directions in Solar and Space Physics
Committee on Solar and Space Physics,Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2004, 40 pp.; available only online at <www.nap.edu>).

Urbanization, Energy, and Air Pollution in China: The Challenges Ahead -- Proceedings of a Symposium
Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs; National Academy of Engineering; Chinese Academy of Engineering; and Chinese Academy of Sciences (2004, 308 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09323-6; available from NAP, $59.75 plus $4.50 shipping).

Utilization of Operational Environmental Satellite Data: Ensuring Readiness for 2010 and Beyond
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 (2004, 186 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09235-3; available from NAP, $39.00 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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