Winter/Spring 2007 Vol. 7 No. 1
NEW PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS
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.
Assuring the Integrity of Research Data. Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, the National Academies. Project director: Debbie Stine. Co-chairs: Daniel Kleppner, Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and co-director, MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms, Cambridge; and Phillip A. Sharp, Institute Professor, and founding director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Sponsor: The National Academies.
Conventional Prompt Global Strike Capability. Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Charles Draper. Chair: Albert Carnesale, chancellor emeritus and professor, University of California, Los Angeles. Sponsor: Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Forefronts of Science at the Interface of Physical and Life Sciences. Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; and Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Timothy Meyer. Chair: To be selected. Sponsors: National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and National Institutes of Health.
Future Health Care Work Force for Older Americans. Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Megan McHugh. Chair: John W. Rowe, professor, department of health policy and management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City. Sponsors: John A. Hartford Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Retirement Research Foundation, California Endowment, Archstone Foundation, AARP, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation Inc., and Commonwealth Fund.
Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth, and Young Adults: Research Advances and Promising Interventions. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Project director: Rosemary Chalk. Chair: Kenneth Warner, dean, School of Public Health, and Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Institute of Mental Health, and National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Traffic Safety Lessons From Benchmark Nations. Studies and Special Programs, Transportation Research Board. Project director: Joseph Morris. Chair: Clinton V. Oster Jr., professor and associate dean for Bloomington programs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington. Sponsor: Transportation Research Board.
Understanding and Improving K-12 Engineering Education in the United States. Board on Science Education, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; and Program Office, National Academy of Engineering. Project director: Greg Pearson. Chair: Linda P.B. Katehi, provost, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsor: Stephen D. Bechtel Jr.
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.
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals, Vol. 5
Adequacy of Evidence for Physical Activity Guidelines Development -- Workshop Summary
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Veterans: Review of the Scientific Literature
Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research -- Workshop Report
Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Respirator Users
Contributions of Land Remote Sensing for Decisions About Food Security and Human Health -- Workshop Report
Countering Urban Terrorism in Russia and the United States -- Proceedings of a Workshop
Earth Materials and Health: Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health
Elevation Data for Floodplain Mapping
Enhancing Productivity Growth in the Information Age: Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy
Exploring Opportunities in Green Chemistry and Engineering Education -- A Workshop Summary to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable
Evaluation of the Markey Scholars Program
Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering From the 2006 Symposium
Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature/Nurture Debate
Global Environmental Health in the 21st Century: From Governmental Regulation to Corporate Social Responsibility -- Workshop Summary
Implementing Cancer Survivorship Care Planning -- Workshop Summary
Implementing the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants -- Summary of a Workshop in China
Improving Disaster Management: The Role of IT in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Improving the Efficiency of Engines for Large Nonfighter Aircraft
Improving the Nation's Water Security: Opportunities for Research
Improving the Social Security Disability Decision Process
Influence of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health -- Workshop Report
Innovation Inducement Prizes at the National Science Foundation
Interim Report on Methodological Improvements to the Department of Homeland Security's Biological Agent Risk Analysis
International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies -- Proceedings, Symposium and Seventh Biennial Meeting, London, May 18-20, 2005
Joint U.S.-Mexico Workshop on Preventing Obesity in Children and Youth of Mexican Origin -- Summary
Measuring Respirator Use in the Workplace
Modeling Community Containment for Pandemic Influenza -- A Letter Report
Nutrient Requirements of Small Ruminants: Sheep, Goats, Cervids, and New World Camelids
A Path to the Next Generation of U.S. Banknotes: Keeping Them Real
A Performance Assessment of NASA's Astrophysics Program
Plans and Practices for Groundwater Protection at Los Alamos National Laboratory -- Interim Status Report
Preventing Teen Motor Crashes: Contributions From the Behavioral and Social Sciences -- Workshop Report
Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase Two)
Review of International Technologies for Destruction of Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel
A Review of the Draft Ocean Research Priorities Plan: Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States
Review of the Worker and Public Health Activities Program Administered by the Department of Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services
A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs
River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey
Science and Technology in Kazakhstan: Current Status and Future Prospects
Scientific Opportunities With a Rare-Isotope Facility in the United States
Spacecraft Water Exposure Guidelines for Selected Contaminants, Vol. 2
Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation's Support of the Atmospheric Sciences
A Strategy for Assessing Science: Behavioral and Social Research on Aging
Successful Response Starts with a Map: Improving Geospatial Support for Disaster Management
Third Report of the National Academy of Engineering/National Research Council Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects
U.S.-Russian Collaboration in Combating Radiological Terrorism
Validation of Toxicogenomic Technologies -- A Workshop Summary
Transportation Research Board (TRB) reports --