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Summer 2006 Vol. 6 No. 2




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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.

An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs. Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Policy and Global Affairs. Project director: Charlotte Kuh. Chair: Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Charles Young Professor of Astronomy and provost emeritus, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Sponsors: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and National Science Foundation.

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Public Education. Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Stuart Elliott. Chair: To be selected. Sponsors: Carnegie Corporation of New York and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

International Capacity Building for the Protection and Sustainable Use of Oceans and Coasts. Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Frank Hall. Co-chairs: Mary H. Feeley, geophysics resource manager, technical department, ExxonMobil Exploration Co., Houston; and Silvio Pantoja, associate professor of oceanography, University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile. Sponsors: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and National Science Foundation.

Role of Public Transportation in Emergency Evacuation. Studies and Special Programs, Transportation Research Board. Project director: Nan Humphrey. Chair: To be selected. Sponsors: Federal Transit Administration and Transit Cooperative Research Program.

The Scientific Context for the Exploration of the Moon. Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project directors: David H. Smith and Robert L. Riemer. Chair: George A. Paulikas, executive vice president, Aerospace Corp. (retired), El Segundo, Calif. Sponsor: NASA.

Technology for a Quieter America. National Academy of Engineering. Project director: Richard Taber. Chair: George C. Maling Jr., former managing director, Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA Inc., Harpswell, Maine. Sponsor: National Academy of Engineering.

Training Physicians for Public Health Careers. Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Lyla Hernandez. Chair: Richard B. Johnston Jr., associate dean for research development and professor, department of pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine; and executive vice president for academic affairs, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver. Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration and Association of American Medical Colleges.


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.

Aeronautics Innovation: NASA's Challenges and Opportunities
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10188-3; available from NAP).

Asbestos: Selected Cancers
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 394 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10169-7; available from NAP).

An Assessment of Balance in NASA's Science Programs
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 58 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10221-9; available from NAP or from the board, tel. 202-334-3477 or e-mail <ssb@nas.edu>).

Beyond Mapping: Meeting National Needs Through Enhanced Geographic Information Science
Mapping Science Committee, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 116 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10226-X; available from NAP).

C4ISR for Future Naval Strike Groups
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 300 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09600-6; available from NAP).

Completing the Forecast: Characterizing and Communicating Uncertainty for Better Decisions Using Weather and Climate Forecasts
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 140 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10255-3; available from NAP).

Controlling the Quantum World
Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, approx. 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10270-7; available from NAP).

Critical Technology Accessibility
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 72 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10146-8; available from NAP).

Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics: Foundation for the Future
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, approx. 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10158-1; available from NAP).

Developing a National Registry of Pharmacologic and Biologic Clinical Trials -- Workshop Report
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2006, 124 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10078-X; available from NAP).

Dynamic Changes in Marine Ecosystems: Fishing, Food Webs, and Future Options
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 168 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10050-X; available from NAP).

Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 360 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10171-9; available from NAP).

Emergency Medical Services: At the Crossroads
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 304 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10174-3; available from NAP).

Engineering Studies at Tribal Colleges and Universities
National Academy of Engineering (2006, 71 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10127-1; available from NAP).

Enhancing Philanthropy's Support of Biomedical Scientists: Proceedings of a Workshop on Evaluation
Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 146 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10097-6; available from NAP).

Ensuring an Infectious Disease Workforce: Education and Training Needs for the 21st Century -- Workshop Summary
Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2006, 238 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10010-0; available from NAP).

Ethical Considerations for Research Involving Prisoners
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 316 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10119-0; available from NAP).

Evaluating the HRSA [Health Resources and Services Administration] Traumatic Brain Injury Program
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2006, 350 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10113-1; available from NAP).

Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2006, 320 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10121-2; available from NAP).

Exploring the Role of Antiviral Drugs in the Eradication of Polio -- Workshop Report
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 82 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10161-1; available from NAP).

Food Chemicals Codex: First Supplement to the Fifth Edition
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2006, 78 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10073-9; available from NAP).

Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2006, 156 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10132-8; available from NAP).

Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering From the 2005 Symposium
National Academy of Engineering (2006, 202 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10102-6; available from NAP).

Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences
Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs; and Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2006, 318 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10032-1; available from NAP).

Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Transportation Research Board (2006, 354 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10004-6; available from NAP).

Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals
Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 154 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10110-7; available from NAP).

Health Risks From Dioxin and Related Compounds: Evaluation of the EPA Reassessment
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 240 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10258-8; available from NAP).

Hispanics and the Future of America
Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2006, 502 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10051-8; available from NAP).

Hospital Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 420 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10173-5; available from NAP).

Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Chemicals
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 276 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10272-3; available from NAP).

Identification of Promising Naval Aviation Science and Technology Opportunities
Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09729-0; available from NAP).

The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control: Exploring the Consequences and Opportunities -- Workshop Summary
Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2006, 246 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10098-4; available from NAP).

Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10142-5; available from NAP).

Instrumentation for a Better Tomorrow: Proceedings of a Symposium in Honor of Arnold Beckman
Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 76 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10116-6; available from NAP).

Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce -- Interim Report
Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 60 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10217-0; available from NAP).

Is That Real? Identification and Assessment of the Counterfeiting Threat for U.S. Banknotes
Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 74 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10124-7; available from NAP).

Linking Knowledge With Action for Sustainable Development: The Role of Program Management -- Summary of a Workshop
Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 134 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10185-9; available from NAP).

Managing Coal Combustion Residues in Mines
Committee on Earth Resources, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 272 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10049-6; available from NAP).

Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy: Software, Growth, and the Future of the U.S. Economy -- Report of a Symposium
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 226 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09950-1; available from NAP).

Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization Program: Maximizing Potential
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 500 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10108-5; available from NAP).

Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive and Physical Performance During Garrison Training
Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2006, 512 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10126-3; available from NAP).

New Source Review for Stationary Sources of Air Pollution
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 300 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10277-4; available from NAP).

Overcoming Challenges to Develop Countermeasures Against Aerosolized Bioterrorism Agents: Appropriate Use of Animal Models
Board on Life Sciences and Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 90 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10211-1; available from NAP).

Preliminary Principles and Guidelines for Archiving Environmental and Geospatial Data at NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] -- Interim Report
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 37 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10227-8; available from NAP).

Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 570 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10159-X; available from NAP).

Preventing Medication Errors
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 544 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10147-6; available from NAP).

Proceedings from the Workshop on Biomedical Materials at the Edge: Challenges in the Convergence of Technologies
Roundtable on Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications, National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 52 pp.; ISBN 0-309-66087-4; available from NAP).

Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: Focus on Industry -- Brief Summary, Institute of Medicine Regional Symposium, December 1, 2005, Irvine, Calif.
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2006, 43 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10190-5; available from NAP).

Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment in Rural America -- Workshop Summary
Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2006, 116 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10047-X; available from NAP).

Revealing the Hidden Nature of Space and Time: Charting the Course for Elementary Particle Physics
Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, approx. 176 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10194-8; available from NAP).

Review of the Department of Energy's Genomics: GTL Program
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 102 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10133-6; available from NAP).

Review of the Draft Research and Restoration Plan for Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim (Western Alaska) Salmon
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 70 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10107-7; available from NAP).

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2006, approx. 488 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10111-5; available from NAP).

A Study of Interactions: Emerging Issues in the Science of Adolescence -- Workshop Summary
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2006, 66 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10165-4; available from NAP).

Tank Waste Retrieval, Processing, and On-Site Disposal at Three Department of Energy Sites -- Final Report
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 300 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10170-0; available from NAP).

Terrorism and the Chemical Infrastructure: Protecting People and Reducing Vulnerabilities
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Transportation Research Board (2006, 152 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09721-5; available from NAP).

To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in U.S. Science and Engineering
Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 145 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09521-2; available from NAP).

Toward a New Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 84 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10144-1; available from NAP).

Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network
Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 128 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10052-6; available from NAP).

Trends in Oil Supply and Demand, The Potential for Peaking of Conventional Oil Production, and Possible Mitigation Options -- A Summary Report of the Workshop
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 61 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10143-3; available from NAP).

Visualizing Chemistry: The Progress and Promise of Advanced Chemical Imaging
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 246 pp.; ISBN 0-309-09722-3; available from NAP).

Workshop on Disability in America: A New Look -- Summary and Background Papers
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2006, 292 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10090-9; available from NAP).

Transportation Research Board (TRB) reports --
Approximately 150 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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