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Winter/Spring 2007 Vol. 7 No. 1




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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.

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. 


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.

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals, Vol. 5
Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 292 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10358-4; available from NAP).

Adequacy of Evidence for Physical Activity Guidelines Development -- Workshop Summary
Food and Nutrition Board and Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2007, approx. 212 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10402-5; available from NAP).

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Veterans: Review of the Scientific Literature
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2006, 62 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10254-5; available from NAP).

Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research -- Workshop Report
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine; and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10355-X; available from NAP).

Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Respirator Users
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2007, approx. 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10398-3; available from NAP).

Contributions of Land Remote Sensing for Decisions About Food Security and Human Health -- Workshop Report
Geographical Sciences Committee, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 112 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10295-2; available from NAP).

Countering Urban Terrorism in Russia and the United States -- Proceedings of a Workshop
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs; in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences (2006, 256 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10245-6; available from NAP).

Earth Materials and Health: Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2007, approx. 174 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10470-X; available from NAP).

Elevation Data for Floodplain Mapping
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 186 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10409-2; available from NAP).

Enhancing Productivity Growth in the Information Age: Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, 164 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10220-0; available from NAP).

Exploring Opportunities in Green Chemistry and Engineering Education -- A Workshop Summary to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable
Chemical Sciences Roundtable, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 56 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10352-5; available from NAP).

Evaluation of the Markey Scholars Program
Board on Higher Education and Work Force, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2006, 126 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10292-8; available from NAP).

Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering From the 2006 Symposium
National Academy of Engineering (2007, 202 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10339-8; available from NAP).

Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature/Nurture Debate
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2006, 384 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10196-4; available from NAP).

Global Environmental Health in the 21st Century: From Governmental Regulation to Corporate Social Responsibility -- Workshop Summary
Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2007, 126 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10380-0; available from NAP).

Implementing Cancer Survivorship Care Planning -- Workshop Summary
National Cancer Policy Forum, Institute of Medicine (2007, 320 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10318-5; available from NAP).

Implementing the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants -- Summary of a Workshop in China
Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, 46 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10479-3; available from NAP).

Improving Disaster Management: The Role of IT in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 126 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10396-7; available from NAP).

Improving the Efficiency of Engines for Large Nonfighter Aircraft
Air Force Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 188 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10399-1; available from NAP).

Improving the Nation's Water Security: Opportunities for Research
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 158 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10566-8; available from NAP).

Improving the Social Security Disability Decision Process
Board on Military and Veterans Health, Institute of Medicine (2007, approx. 195 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10381-9; available from NAP).

Influence of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health -- Workshop Report
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine; and Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2007, 116 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10406-8; available from NAP).

Innovation Inducement Prizes at the National Science Foundation
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, approx. 76 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10465-3; available from NAP).

Interim Report on Methodological Improvements to the Department of Homeland Security's Biological Agent Risk Analysis
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 24 pp.; ISBN 0-309-66957-X; available from NAP).

International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies -- Proceedings, Symposium and Seventh Biennial Meeting, London, May 18-20, 2005
Committee on Human Rights, the National Academies (2006, 176 pp.; ISBN 0-309-66561-2; available from NAP).

Joint U.S.-Mexico Workshop on Preventing Obesity in Children and Youth of Mexican Origin -- Summary
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine (2007, 210 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10325-8; available from NAP).

Measuring Respirator Use in the Workplace
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, approx. 156 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10288-X; available from NAP).

Modeling Community Containment for Pandemic Influenza -- A Letter Report
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine (2006, 47 pp.; 0-309-66819-0; available from NAP).

Nutrient Requirements of Small Ruminants: Sheep, Goats, Cervids, and New World Camelids
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 384 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10213-8; available from NAP).

A Path to the Next Generation of U.S. Banknotes: Keeping Them Real
Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 240 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10574-9; available from NAP).

A Performance Assessment of NASA's Astrophysics Program
Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 30 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10490-4; available from NAP).

Plans and Practices for Groundwater Protection at Los Alamos National Laboratory -- Interim Status Report
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 42 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10391-6; available from NAP).

Preventing Teen Motor Crashes: Contributions From the Behavioral and Social Sciences -- Workshop Report
Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine; and Transportation Research Board (2007, 76 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10401-7; available from NAP).

Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase Two)
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, approx. 430 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10467-X; available from NAP).

Review of International Technologies for Destruction of Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 128 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10203-0; available from NAP).

A Review of the Draft Ocean Research Priorities Plan: Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 74 pp.; ISBN 0-309-66783-6; available from NAP).

Review of the Worker and Public Health Activities Program Administered by the Department of Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board and Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, 296 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10338-X; available from NAP).

A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs
Air Force Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 90 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10247-2; available from NAP).

River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 214 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10357-6; available from NAP).

Science and Technology in Kazakhstan: Current Status and Future Prospects
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, approx. 166 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10471-8; available from NAP).

Scientific Opportunities With a Rare-Isotope Facility in the United States
Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 100 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10408-4; available from NAP).

Spacecraft Water Exposure Guidelines for Selected Contaminants, Vol. 2
Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2006, approx. 664 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10379-7; available from NAP).

Strategic Guidance for the National Science Foundation's Support of the Atmospheric Sciences
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 240 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10349-5; available from NAP).

A Strategy for Assessing Science: Behavioral and Social Research on Aging
Center for Studies of Behavior and Development, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 176 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10397-5; available from NAP).

Successful Response Starts with a Map: Improving Geospatial Support for Disaster Management
Mapping Science Committee, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 198 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10340-1; available from NAP).

Third Report of the National Academy of Engineering/National Research Council Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects
National Academy of Engineering, Division on Earth and Life Studies, and Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006, 28 pp.; ISBN 0-309-66675-9; available from NAP).

U.S.-Russian Collaboration in Combating Radiological Terrorism
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Development, Security, and Cooperation, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, approx. 130 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10410-6; available from NAP).

Validation of Toxicogenomic Technologies -- A Workshop Summary
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 96 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10413-0; 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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