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Fall 2007 Vol. 7 No. 3




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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.

Assessing the Current and Future Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies; and Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Policy and Global Affairs. Project director: Jim Voytuk. Chair: Alan M. Kelly, professor of pathology and dean emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Sponsors: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, American Veterinary Medical Association, Bayer Animal Health, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and American Animal Hospital Association.

Assessment of Technologies for Improving Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: John Holmes. Chair: Trevor O. Jones, chairman and chief executive officer, ElectroSonics Medical Inc., Cleveland. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation.

Beryllium Alloy Exposures in Military Aerospace Applications
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Susan Martel. Chair: Charles H. Hobbs, director, toxicology division, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute; vice president, Lovelace Biomedical and Environmental Research Institute; and clinical professor, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Albuquerque. Sponsor: U.S. Air Force.

Dietary Supplement Use by Military Personnel
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Maria Ortiz. Chair: M.R.C. Greenwood, professor of nutrition and internal medicine, University of California, Santa Cruz. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Defense, Samueli Institute, and the National Institutes of Health.

Early Childhood Mathematics
Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Taniesha Woods. Chair: Christopher T. Cross, chairman, Cross & Joftus LLC, Danville, Calif. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Research Council.

Identification of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communications Devices
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Rick Jostes. Chair: Frank S. Barnes, Distinguished Professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The National Plant Genome Initiative: Achievements and Future Directions
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Project director: Evonne P.Y. Tang. Chair: Jeff L. Dangl, John N. Couch Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sponsor: Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes.

New Opportunities in Solar System Exploration: An Evaluation of the New Frontiers Announcement of Opportunity
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Dwayne Day. Co-chairs: Reta Beebe, professor, astronomy department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; and Warren Buck, adjunct professor of physics, and former chancellor at the University of Washington, Bothell. Sponsor: NASA.

Sustaining Growth in Computing Performance
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Project director: Lynette Millett. Chair: Samuel H. Fuller, vice president of research and development, Analog Devices Inc., Norwood, Mass. Sponsor: National Science Foundation.


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.

2005-2006 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory
Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 90 pp.; available only online from NAP).

Analysis of Global Change Assessments: Lessons Learned
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 196 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10485-8; available from NAP).

Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 300 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11298-2; available from NAP).

Assessment of the NASA Applied Sciences Program
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 160 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11075-0; available from NAP).

The Biological Threat Reduction Program of the Department of Defense: From Foreign Assistance to Sustainable Partnerships
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia; Development, Security, and Cooperation; Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, 120 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11158-7; available from NAP).

Biosocial Surveys
Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 426 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10867-5; available from NAP).

Building the Road Safety Profession in the Public Sector: TRB Special Report 289
Transportation Research Board (2007, approx. 84 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10442-4; available from NAP).

Cancer-Related Genetic Testing and Counseling -- Workshop Proceedings
National Cancer Policy Forum, Institute of Medicine (2007, 134 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10997-3; available from NAP).

Challenges for the FDA: The Future of Drug Safety -- Workshop Summary
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2007, 128 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10986-8; available from NAP).

Combined Exposures to Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide in Army Operations -- Initial Report
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 54 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11366-0; available from NAP).

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants, Vol. 2
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 306 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11273-7; available from NAP).

Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers: Potential Uses of Information Technology -- Report of a Workshop
National Academies Teacher Advisory Council, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 88 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11111-0; available from NAP).

Energy Futures and Urban Air Pollution: Challenges for China and the United States
National Academy of Engineering and Division on Policy and Global Affairs, in collaboration with Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Sciences (2007, approx. 420 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11140-4; available from NAP).

Health Effects of Beryllium Exposure: A Literature Review
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 118 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11167-6; available from NAP).

Human Behavior in Military Contexts
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, approx. 300 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11230-3; available from NAP).

Improving the Presumptive Disability Decision-Making Process for Veterans
Board on Military and Veterans Health, Institute of Medicine (2007, approx. 985 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10730-X; available from NAP).

Improving the Social Security Representative Payee Program: Serving Beneficiaries and Minimizing Misuse
Center for Economic, Governance, and International Studies, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 182 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11100-5; available from NAP).

India's Changing Innovation System: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities for Cooperation -- Report of a Symposium
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Division on Policy and Global Affairs (2007, 224 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10483-1; available from NAP).

Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health, Fourth Edition
Institute of Medicine (2007, 120 pp.; available only online from NAP).

International Benchmarking of U.S. Chemical Engineering Research Competitiveness
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 246 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10537-4; available from NAP).

Is America Falling Off the Flat Earth?
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine (2007, 92 pp.; available only online from NAP).

NASA's Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation
Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 220 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11162-5; available from NAP).

Options to Ensure the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft -- A Workshop Report
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, approx. 88 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11276-1; available from NAP).

Parole, Desistance From Crime, and Community Integration
Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 114 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11081-5; available from NAP).

Plans and Practices for Groundwater Protection at the Los Alamos National Laboratory: Final Report
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 104 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10619-2; available from NAP).

Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2007, 206 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11046-7; available from NAP).

Protecting Building Occupants and Operations from Biological and Chemical Airborne Threats: A Framework for Decision Making
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology and Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 152 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10955-8; available from NAP).

Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals
Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 208 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10817-9; available from NAP).

Reducing Construction Costs: Uses of Best Dispute Resolution Practices by Project Owners -- Proceedings Report
Federal Facilities Council, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 68 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10327-4; available from NAP).

A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 156 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11154-4; available from NAP).

Research and Networks for Decision Support in the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program
Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 98 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11202-8; available from NAP).

Review of Chemical Agent Secondary Waste Disposal and Regulatory Requirements
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 92 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10610-9; available from NAP).

Review of the DOD-GEIS Influenza Programs: Strengthening Global Surveillance and Response
Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine (2007, 248 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11010-6; available from NAP).

A Review of the Final Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy
Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 148 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11063-7; available from NAP).

The Role of Theory in Advancing 21st Century Biology: Catalyzing Transformative Research
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 234 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11249-4; available from NAP).

Sediment Dredging at Superfund Megasites: Assessing the Effectiveness
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 316 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10977-9; available from NAP).

Social Security Administration Electronic Service Provision: A Strategic Assessment
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 174 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10393-2; available from NAP).

Software for Dependable Systems: Sufficient Evidence?
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 148 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10394-0; available from NAP).

State and Local Government Statistics at a Crossroads
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 184 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11136-6; available from NAP).

The State of Quality Improvement and Implementation Research: Expert Views -- Workshop Summary
Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine (2007, 108 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11071-8; available from NAP).

Strategic Management of Information and Communication Technology: The United States Air Force Experience With Y2K
Division on Policy and Global Affairs; and Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 142 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11128-5; available from NAP).

Strategy for an Army Center for Network Science, Technology, and Experimentation
Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 98 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10696-6; available from NAP).

Summary of a Workshop for Software-Intensive Systems and Uncertainty at Scale
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2007, 78 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10844-6; available from NAP).

Understanding American Agriculture: Challenges for the Agricultural Resource Management Survey
Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (2007, 214 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11092-0; available from NAP).

Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Pharmaceuticals -- Workshop Summary
Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine (2007, 98 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10738-5; available from NAP).

Understanding Interventions That Encourage Minorities to Pursue Research Careers -- Summary of a Workshop
Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, 100 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11226-5; available from NAP).

Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2006
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practices, Institute of Medicine (2007, 896 pp.; ISBN 0-309-10708-3; available from NAP).

Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States
Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies (2007, approx. 86 pp.; ISBN 0-309-11361-X; availablefrom 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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