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U.S. Health Care Systems Should Classify Care for Intimate ...� Including Reproductive Care, Forensic Exams — As Essential

U.S. health care systems should classify 15 health care services related to intimate partner violence, such as reproductive health care, forensic medical exams, and mental health care, as essenti...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2024/01/u-s-health-care-systems-should-classify-care-for-intimate-partner-violence-including-reproductive-care-forensic-exams-as-essential

To Minimize Harms and Maximize Benefits of Social Media to ...ing Industrywide Standards, New Protections Against Harassment

To minimize the harm of social media use on adolescents’ health while maximizing its benefits, a new report recommends setting industrywide standards and new protections against harassment, off...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/12/to-minimize-harms-and-maximize-benefits-of-social-media-to-adolescent-health-new-report-recommends-setting-industrywide-standards-new-protections-against-harassment

U.S. Should Build Out Secure ‘Cyber Interstate’ and Oth...rt Manufacturing and Circular Economy Efforts, Says New Report

Government support for smart manufacturing infrastructure, technologies, and workforce will enhance the sector’s sustainability efforts and support a circular economy, streamline supply chains,...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/12/u-s-should-build-out-secure-cyber-interstate-and-other-infrastructure-to-support-smart-manufacturing-and-circular-economy-efforts-says-new-report

National Academies Announce 2023 Recipients of Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications

The 2023 recipients of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications have been selected in recognition of their creative and original work communicating issues and ad...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/11/national-academies-announce-2023-recipients-of-eric-and-wendy-schmidt-awards-for-excellence-in-science-communications

Antarctic Research Remains Critical to National Security an... Icebreaker and Other Infrastructure Is Essential, Says Report

Investment in infrastructure to support continued and expanded Antarctic research is important for understanding critical aspects of global ocean and climate systems, especially related to climat...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/10/antarctic-research-remains-critical-to-national-security-and-economic-interests-u-s-investment-in-new-icebreaker-and-other-infrastructure-is-essential-says-report

Un nuevo informe presenta un plan integral para alcanzar lo...os y garantizar una transición energética justa y equitativa

Un nuevo informe de las Academias Nacionales de Ciencias, Ingeniería y Medicina ofrece una serie amplia de recomendaciones de un plan integral para encaminar a Estados Unidos hacia la consecuci�...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/10/un-nuevo-informe-presenta-un-plan-integral-para-alcanzar-los-objetivos-de-cero-carbono-neto-en-estados-unidos-y-garantizar-una-transicion-energetica-justa-y-equitativa

Impact of Nantucket Wind Projects on Right Whale Ecosystems...ffects of Climate Change and Other Influences, Says New Report

The impacts from offshore wind projects on North Atlantic right whales and their ecosystems in the Nantucket Shoals region are difficult to distinguish from the effects of natural and anthropogen...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/10/impact-of-nantucket-wind-projects-on-right-whale-ecosystems-difficult-to-distinguish-from-effects-of-climate-change-and-other-influences-says-new-report

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Name Peter Zandan as Special Adviser for Data and Audience Impact

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has appointed veteran data science expert and entrepreneur Peter Zandan as special adviser for data and audience impact.

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/09/national-academies-of-sciences-engineering-and-medicine-name-peter-zandan-as-special-adviser-for-data-and-audience-impact

U.S. Department of the Air Force Must Invest in Artificial ...e Development, Prioritize Test and Evaluation, Says New Report

Artificial intelligence will have wide implications for the Department of the Air Force. To integrate these technologies safely and effectively, it should invest in AI governance, research and de...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/09/u-s-department-of-the-air-force-must-invest-in-artificial-intelligence-development-prioritize-test-and-evaluation-says-new-report

Gulf Research Program Awards $2 Million for Empowering K-8 Youth Through Place-Based Education Projects and Programs

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced awards totaling $2 million to support eight projects that engage children and yout...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/08/gulf-research-program-awards-2-million-for-empowering-k-8-youth-through-place-based-education-projects-and-programs

Gulf Research Program Awards $5.9 Million to Increase Under...te Change on Environmental Hazards in Overburdened Communities

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has awarded $5.9 million to support four projects that will advance the understanding of climate c...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/08/gulf-research-program-awards-5-9-million-to-increase-understanding-of-the-effects-of-climate-change-on-environmental-hazards-in-overburdened-communities

National Academy of Sciences Receives $2.1 Million from Bre... Ongoing Support of Ukrainian-Led Scientific Research Projects

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation is providing the National Academy of Sciences with up to $2.1 million in funding to support Ukrainian science and scientists. The new funding has been establishe...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/08/national-academy-of-sciences-receives-2-1-million-from-breakthrough-prize-foundation-for-ongoing-support-of-ukrainian-led-scientific-research-projects

U.S. Should Create a Federal Entity Responsible for Advanci...ity, and Implement a Health Equity Policy Audit and Score Card

The U.S. should create a federal entity responsible for advancing racial, ethnic, and tribal health equity, implement an equity audit of current agency policies, and design a score card to assess...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/07/u-s-should-create-a-federal-entity-responsible-for-advancing-racial-ethnic-and-tribal-health-equity-and-implement-a-health-equity-policy-audit-and-score-card

U.S. Should Expand and Standardize Plastics Collection and Recycling, Study Potential Uses in Infrastructure, Says New Report

Recycled plastics are an underutilized resource in the U.S., and it is in society’s economic and environmental interests to expand and standardize plastics waste collection, increase recycling,...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/07/u-s-should-expand-and-standardize-plastics-collection-and-recycling-study-potential-uses-in-infrastructure-says-new-report

First National Academies Hackathon Awards $60K to Innovativ...able Solutions to Prevent, Treat, and Control STIs in the U.S.

Five teams recognized for original artificial intelligence (AI) and data solutions to prevent, treat, and control STIs after competing in a two-day Hackathon Innovation Prizes sponsored by YouTub...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/07/first-national-academies-hackathon-awards-60k-to-innovative-implementable-solutions-to-prevent-treat-and-control-stis-in-the-us

Eighteen Ukrainian Research Projects Selected for Long-Term...lish Academy of Sciences and U.S. National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences picked 18 Ukrainian research teams for grants of up to $200,000 annually for up to three years. Recipients will be honored by t...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/06/eighteen-ukrainian-research-projects-selected-for-long-term-funding-by-the-polish-academy-of-sciences-and-u-s-national-academy-of-sciences

FAA Should Improve Substance Misuse Programs and Data Colle... Pilot and Flight Attendant Health and Safety, Says New Report

The FAA should update the Human Intervention Motivational Study program for pilots and the Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program to follow best practices in the substance use disorder treatme...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/06/faa-should-improve-substance-misuse-programs-and-data-collection-for-pilot-and-flight-attendant-health-and-safety-says-new-report

New Report Recommends Ways That U.S. Colleges and Universit...isks Related to Foreign-Funded Language and Culture Institutes

Foreign-funded language and culture institutes may pose risks for U.S. host institutions regarding academic freedom, freedom of expression, governance, and national security. A new report recomme...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/06/new-report-recommends-ways-that-u-s-colleges-and-universities-can-mitigate-risks-related-to-foreign-funded-language-and-culture-institutes

U.S. Needs New Federal Strategy for Funding Community Healt...ce in Gulf States, Better Data on Local Needs, Says New Report

To support the health and resilience of communities in the Gulf of Mexico region, a large-scale national strategy for funding community resilience should be developed. A national effort is also n...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/0/u-s-needs-new-federal-strategy-for-funding-community-health-and-resilience-in-gulf-states-better-data-on-local-needs-says-new-report

To Mark National Pollinator Week, National Academies Offer Sustainable Solutions to Restore and Protect Critical Species

Pollinator populations have been rapidly declining in recent years, and if the trend continues, it could put U.S. economic, agricultural, and environmental systems at risk. The National Academies...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/06/to-mark-national-pollinator-week-national-academies-offer-sustainable-solutions-to-restore-and-protect-critical-species

Net Metering Practices Should Be Revised to Better Reflect ...tributed Electricity Generation Into the Nation’s Power Grid

Net metering practices have helped support the wider adoption of distributed electricity generation, such as rooftop solar, but these policies should evolve to reflect the value distributed gener...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/05/net-metering-practices-should-be-revised-to-better-reflect-the-value-of-integrating-distributed-electricity-generation-into-the-nations-power-grid

National Nuclear Security Administration Cannot Continue Wi...l’ in the Shifting Supercomputing Landscape, Says New Report

The National Nuclear Security Administration needs to fundamentally rethink the strategy for its next generation of high-performance computing and cannot continue with ‘business as usual’ thr...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/04/national-nuclear-security-administration-cannot-continue-with-business-as-usual-in-the-shifting-supercomputing-landscape-says-new-report

More Investment and Attention Needed to Address Pandemic-Related Harms on Children and Families in Marginalized Communities

Strengthening and expanding critical safety net programs is necessary to address the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on children and families, says a new report that examines the substantial toll t...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/03/more-investment-and-attention-needed-to-address-pandemic-related-harms-on-children-and-families-in-marginalized-communities

Researchers Need to Rethink and Justify How and Why Race, E...ls Are Used in Genetics and Genomics Research, Says New Report

Race, ethnicity, and ancestry labels are often used in genomics and genetics research to describe human genetic differences, which is misleading and inaccurate. Researchers and scientists who uti...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/03/researchers-need-to-rethink-and-justify-how-and-why-race-ethnicity-and-ancestry-labels-are-used-in-genetics-and-genomics-research-says-new-report

G-7 Science Academies Call for Actions to Improve Climate C...ect Ocean Biodiversity, and Support Well-Being of Older People

Today the science academies of the G-7 nations released statements calling on their governments to address systemic risks and improve decision-making related to climate change, restore and recove...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/03/g-7-science-academies-call-for-actions-to-improve-climate-change-decision-making-protect-ocean-biodiversity-and-support-well-being-of-older-people

NAS President Marcia McNutt to Speak at AAAS Annual Meeting - Several National Academies Projects Will Also Be Featured

National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt will deliver a lecture on the future of the research enterprise this week at the AAAS Annual Meeting. The meeting will also feature sessions a...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/02/nas-president-marcia-mcnutt-to-speak-at-aaas-annual-meeting-several-national-academies-projects-will-also-be-featured

U.S. Should Scale and Spread Whole Health Care Through VA a...te Federal Center for Whole Health Innovation, Says New Report

As U.S. life expectancy falls and the nation struggles to achieve health outcomes on par with other high-income countries, the VA and HHS should collaborate to create a national Center for Whole ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/02/u-s-should-scale-and-spread-whole-health-care-through-va-and-hhs-leadership-create-federal-center-for-whole-health-innovation-says-new-report

Deficient Facilities Adversely Affect National Institute of...onomic, National Security, and Safety Impacts, Says New Report

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s facilities should be modernized to ensure that the agency can continue to deliver measurement science and standards that advance U.S. innova...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/02/deficient-facilities-adversely-affect-national-institute-of-standards-and-technologys-mission-with-economic-national-security-and-safety-impacts-says-new-report

Supply of Native Seeds Insufficient to Meet the Needs of Current and Future Ecological Restoration Projects, Says New Report

The insufficient supply of seeds from native plants is a major barrier to ecological restoration and other revegetation projects across the U.S., especially as climate change increases the possib...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/01/supply-of-native-seeds-insufficient-to-meet-the-needs-of-current-and-future-ecological-restoration-projects-says-new-report

National Academies’ Roundtable on Macroeconomics and Clim...isks and Opportunities to Hold First Public Meeting on Jan. 23

A new roundtable will hold its first public meeting on Jan. 23 to discuss challenges associated with incorporating climate change into the macroeconomic analyses used for federal policymaking. Th...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/01/national-academies-roundtable-on-macroeconomics-and-climate-related-risks-and-opportunities-to-hold-first-public-meeting-on-jan-23

Secretaries of Energy and Transportation Discuss Getting to...o’ in U.S. Transportation During TRB’s 2023 Annual Meeting

Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took the stage at the 2023 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board to discuss the federal government�...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/01/secretaries-of-energy-and-transportation-discuss-getting-to-net-zero-in-u-s-transportation-during-trbs-2023-annual-meeting

New Report Proposes Criteria the Department of Defense Coul...rsity that Hosts a Confucius Institute May Receive DOD Funding

Confucius Institutes are Chinese government-funded language and culture centers located worldwide. A new report proposes a set of criteria for the U.S. Department of Defense to consider in develo...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2023/01/new-report-proposes-criteria-the-department-of-defense-could-use-to-determine-whether-a-college-or-university-that-hosts-a-confucius-institute-may-receive-dod-funding

Taliban’s Ban on Education for Afghan Women and Girls Wil...isastrous Consequences, Say U.S. National Academies Presidents

The presidents of the U.S. National Academies warn that the Taliban’s decision to prevent Afghan women and girls from participating in higher education or attending secondary school ignores the...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/12/talibans-ban-on-education-for-afghan-women-and-girls-will-have-potentially-disastrous-consequences-say-u-s-national-academies-presidents

To Reduce Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System,...e Police Stops, Detention, and Long Sentences, Says New Report

To reduce racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system, policymakers at all levels should explore ways to decrease police stops and searches, jail detention, prison admission, and long ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/11/to-reduce-racial-inequality-in-the-criminal-justice-system-government-should-explore-ways-to-reduce-police-stops-detention-and-long-sentences-says-new-report

Virginia Regulations Should Be Updated to Protect Against P...vironmental and Health Impacts of Gold Mining, Says New Report

With renewed attention on mining gold at both new and historical sites in Virginia, the state’s regulations and practices should be updated to protect against the potential environmental and he...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/11/virginia-regulations-should-be-updated-to-protect-against-potential-environmental-and-health-impacts-of-gold-mining-says-new-report

Conference of Global Science Academies, Including Young Aca...ke Research Systems More Inclusive, Effective, and Sustainable

The Triennial Conference of the InterAcademy Partnership and the Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies will take place Nov. 1-3. The conference will convene the world’s senior and young science ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/10/conference-of-global-science-academies-including-young-academies-for-the-first-time-will-explore-how-to-make-research-systems-more-inclusive-effective-and-sustainable

Scientific Organizations Form International Group to Advanc...esearchers - Breakthrough Prize Foundation Provides $3 Million

With a $3 million donation from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, a high-level, international coordinating group of scientific organizations has been established to take concrete steps to suppor...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/10/scientific-organizations-form-international-group-to-advance-ukrainian-science-and-support-researchers-breakthrough-prize-foundation-provides-3-million

Current EPA Framework Effective for Evaluating Scientific E...etting National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Says New Report

The EPA’s current framework for evaluating the scientific evidence used to set national air quality standards is effective, reliable, and scientifically defensible, according to a new National ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/10/current-epa-framework-effective-for-evaluating-scientific-evidence-used-in-setting-national-ambient-air-quality-standards-says-new-report

National Academies Announce Inaugural Recipients of Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications

The 24 inaugural recipients of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communication have been announced. Given by the National Academies in partnership with Schmidt Futures, ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/10/national-academies-announce-inaugural-recipients-of-eric-and-wendy-schmidt-awards-for-excellence-in-science-communications

Gulf Research Program Welcomes 2022 Cohort of Seven Early-Career Research Fellows in Environmental Protection and Stewardship

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced its 2022 cohort of Early-Career Research Fellows in the Environmental Protection a...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/10/gulf-research-program-welcomes-2022-cohort-of-seven-early-career-research-fellows-in-environmental-protection-and-stewardship

As COP27 Approaches, Report Recommends New Global Emissions...ghouse, Steps to Improve Accuracy and Usability of Information

As the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP27) approaches, a new report recommends steps to improve the accuracy and usability of greenhouse gas emissions information for decision-makers, includin...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/10/as-cop27-approaches-report-recommends-new-global-emissions-information-clearinghouse-steps-to-improve-accuracy-and-usability-of-information

Maintaining U.S. Global Leadership in Science and Technolog...ion, Not Solely on Restricting Access to Specific Technologies

To maintain U.S. global leadership in science and technology, federal agencies should pursue a coordinated risk-management approach that protects the United States’ own capacity to innovate, ra...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/09/maintaining-u-s-global-leadership-in-science-and-technology-requires-greater-focus-on-strengthening-innovation-not-solely-on-restricting-access-to-specific-technologies

The Gulf Research Program Announces Support for Regionally Focused Architectural Studio Design Courses at Five Universities

The Gulf Research Program is providing awards totaling nearly $900K to five universities for the creation of interdisciplinary architectural studio design courses that engage with the unique feat...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/09/the-gulf-research-program-announces-support-for-regionally-focused-architectural-studio-design-courses-at-five-universities

Gulf Research Program Announces Grant Awards for Two HBCUs ... the Social Determinants of Health in At-Risk Gulf Communities

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced $200,000 in planning grant awards for two historically Black universities as part ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/08/gulf-research-program-announces-grant-awards-for-two-hbcus-for-research-on-the-social-determinants-of-health-in-at-risk-gulf-communities

EPA Should Conduct Ecological Risk Assessment of UV Filters...derstand Their Impact on Aquatic Environments, Says New Report

EPA should conduct an ecological risk assessment of ultraviolet filters used in sunscreens, given the evidence that aquatic ecosystems in the U.S. and possibly endangered species are exposed to t...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/08/epa-should-conduct-ecological-risk-assessment-of-uv-filters-found-in-sunscreen-to-understand-their-impact-on-aquatic-environments-says-new-report

New Report Calls for Expanded PFAS Testing for People With History of Elevated Exposure, Offers Advice for Clinical Treatment

Testing for exposure to PFAS — chemicals used in a broad range of consumer products for decades — should be offered to patients who are likely to have a history of elevated exposure. A new re...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/07/new-report-calls-for-expanded-pfas-testing-for-people-with-history-of-elevated-exposure-offers-advice-for-clinical-treatment

Winners Selected for the 2021-2022 TRB Airport Cooperative ...ram University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

The Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has selected winners for its annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. Now in its 16th y...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/07/winners-selected-for-the-2021-2022-trb-airport-cooperative-research-program-university-design-competition-for-addressing-airport-needs

CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Needs I...Changes to Meet New Infectious Disease Challenges, Says Report

The CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine should create an effective and innovative quarantine station model to confront new challenges in preventing the spread of infectious diseas...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/06/cdcs-division-of-global-migration-and-quarantine-needs-investment-regulatory-reform-and-other-changes-to-meet-new-infectious-disease-challenges-says-report

Multisector, All-of-Society Transformation Needed to Ensure...ieties Worldwide Are Poised to Thrive by 2050, Says New Report

Ensuring that populations globally are actively engaged in society while living longer, healthier lives will require a multisector, all-of-society approach. A new NAM report provides a roadmap wi...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/06/multisector-all-of-society-transformation-needed-to-ensure-aging-societies-worldwide-are-poised-to-thrive-by-2050-says-new-report

U.S. Needs New $100 Million Research Program to Study Health Effects of Exposure to Low Doses of Radiation, Says New Report

The U.S. should establish a new coordinated research program to investigate the impacts of exposure to low doses of radiation on human health, says a new report estimating that $100 million in fu...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/06/u-s-needs-new-100-million-research-program-to-study-health-effects-of-exposure-to-low-doses-of-radiation-says-new-report

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program Awards $8.6 Mil...ity in Health and Community Resilience for At-Risk Communities

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced grant awards totaling $8.6 million for 11 new projects supporting health equity and comm...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/05/national-academies-gulf-research-program-awards-8-6-million-to-promote-equity-in-health-and-community-resilience-for-at-risk-communities

Automated Research Workflows Are Speeding Pace of Scientifi...New Report Offers Recommendations to Advance Their Development

Automated research workflows — which integrate computation, laboratory automation, and tools from artificial intelligence — have the potential to increase the speed of research activities and...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/05/automated-research-workflows-are-speeding-pace-of-scientific-discovery-new-report-offers-recommendations-to-advance-their-development

To Modernize the Consumer Price Index, BLS Should Accelerat...d Provide Price Indexes for Different Incomes, Says New Report

To modernize the consumer price index — the most widely used measure of inflation in the U.S. — the Bureau of Labor Statistics should accelerate its use of new sources of data and develop pri...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/05/to-modernize-the-consumer-price-index-bls-should-accelerate-use-of-new-data-sources-and-provide-price-indexes-for-different-incomes-says-new-report

Strategic Commitment, Long-Term Investments Needed by Defen...city at HBCUs and Other Minority Institutions, New Report Says

A new report examines how the U.S. Department of Defense can increase the capacity of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority institutions to conduct defense and n...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/04/strategic-commitment-long-term-investments-needed-by-defense-department-to-expand-research-capacity-at-hbcus-and-other-minority-institutions-new-report-says

American Chemical Society Joins U.S. National Academy of Sciences in Effort to Support Researchers Forced to Flee Ukraine

With a $500,000 donation, the American Chemical Society has joined the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in an effort to help researchers who are being forced to flee Ukraine because of Russia’...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/04/american-chemical-society-joins-u-s-national-academy-of-sciences-in-effort-to-support-researchers-forced-to-flee-ukraine

New Publications Examine the Use of Procedural Justice to A...escribe Innovative Policies to Stop ‘Passing the Harasser’

The Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education today released three new individually authored publications to serve as resources for higher education institutions as...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/04/new-publications-examine-the-use-of-procedural-justice-to-address-sexual-harassment-describe-innovative-policies-to-stop-passing-the-harasser

Report Identifies Priority Planetary Science Missions, Plan...Defense Efforts, and Strategic Investments for the Next Decade

A new decadal survey presents a comprehensive plan for the fields of planetary science and astrobiology, identifying priority missions, planetary defense efforts, strategic technology and infrast...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/04/report-identifies-priority-planetary-science-missions-planetary-defense-efforts-and-strategic-investments-for-the-next-decade

A Full Assessment of the Effectiveness of Gulf Restoration ...ll Require Improved Analysis and Coordination, New Report Says

Assessing the success of ecological restoration efforts since the Deepwater Horizon platform explosion and oil spill in 2010 will require continued improvements in data analysis and coordination ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/03/a-full-assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-gulf-restoration-efforts-will-require-improved-analysis-and-coordination-new-report-says

Breakthrough Prize Foundation Partners with U.S. National Academy of Sciences to Support Scientists Forced to Flee Ukraine

With a $1 million donation, the Breakthrough Prize Foundation joins a growing number of individuals and institutions that are supporting an NAS effort to help displaced Ukrainian researchers relo...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/03/breakthrough-prize-foundation-partners-with-u-s-national-academy-of-sciences-to-support-scientists-forced-to-flee-ukraine

‘Nation’s Report Card’ Assessment Should Make Changes... Innovation in Education Testing and Research, Says New Report

The National Assessment of Educational Progress — which produces the “Nation’s Report Card” and other critical education data — should make changes to understand and reduce its costs an...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/03/nations-report-card-assessment-should-make-changes-to-contain-costs-allow-innovation-in-education-testing-and-research-says-new-report

Realizing the Promise of Biological Physics Requires a Mult...Approach to Education, Funding, and Workforce, Says New Report

The emergence of biological physics as a field has had an impact on artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, the global response to COVID-19, and more. A new report outlines research direction...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/03/realizing-the-promise-of-biological-physics-requires-a-multipronged-approach-to-education-funding-and-workforce-says-new-report

NIH Should Standardize Questions Used to Collect Sex, Gende...exual Orientation Data in Studies and Surveys, Says New Report

The National Institutes of Health should adopt new practices and standardized language to collect data about sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation from survey respondents or research parti...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/03/nih-should-standardize-questions-used-to-collect-sex-gender-and-sexual-orientation-data-in-studies-and-surveys-says-new-report

International Treaty, Transparency Measures Recommended to Build Resilience of America’s Medical Product Supply Chains

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has experienced shortages of masks, medical gowns, ventilators, and drugs, but demand surges and supply constraints for medical products predate the current...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/03/international-treaty-transparency-measures-recommended-to-build-resilience-of-americas-medical-product-supply-chains

Latest IPCC Report Says Impacts of Climate Change Are Irreversible and Widespread - Urges Efforts to Cut Emissions and Adapt

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns the increasingly numerous and widespread impacts of climate change may soon overcome our ability to adapt, unless acti...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/02/latest-ipcc-report-says-impacts-of-climate-change-are-irreversible-and-widespread-urges-efforts-to-cut-emissions-and-adapt

New Report Recommends Changes to U.S. Organ Transplant Syst...Donated Organs, and Improve the System’s Overall Performance

Almost 110,000 Americans are waiting for organ transplants, but there are significant inequities in who gets access to the waiting list and an eventual transplant. A new report recommends several...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/02/new-report-recommends-changes-to-u-s-organ-transplant-system-to-improve-fairness-and-equity-reduce-nonuse-of-donated-organs-and-improve-the-systems-overall-performance

New Awards in Science Communication Totaling $600,000 Annually Launched by Schmidt Futures and the National Academies

The new Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communication aim to recognize and develop excellence in science communication by research scientists and by early career, local, a...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/02/new-awards-in-science-communication-totaling-600000-annually-launched-by-schmidt-futures-and-the-national-academies

Systems for Providing Protection from Inhalation Hazards Sh...d to the Public and Broader Groups of Workers, Says New Report

The COVID-19 pandemic and more frequent wildfires have highlighted the need for respiratory protection for the public and all types of workers, including essential and gig economy workers. A new ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/02/systems-for-providing-protection-from-inhalation-hazards-should-extend-to-the-public-and-broader-groups-of-workers-says-new-report

New Report Recommends Renewed Us-federal Investment in Chem...to the Energy Transition Medical Advances and Other Challenges

To maintain U.S. global leadership and meet societal challenges — including generating medical advances, furthering the energy transition, and making food and water safer and more sustainable �...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/02/new-report-recommends-renewed-u-s-federal-investment-in-chemical-engineering-directed-to-the-energy-transition-medical-advances-and-other-challenges

New Report Reviews VA Monograph on Economic Impact and Cost...s of Service and Emotional Support Dogs for Veterans with PTSD

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a final report today reviewing the second draft of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) monograph, The Economic Impact...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/02/new-report-reviews-va-monograph-on-economic-impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-service-and-emotional-support-dogs-for-veterans-with-ptsd

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program Announces Six Early-Career Research Fellows Focused on Offshore Energy Safety

Six scientists have been selected for the Offshore Energy Safety track of the Early-Career Research Fellowship (ECRF), announced the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, E...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/01/national-academies-gulf-research-program-announces-six-early-career-research-fellows-focused-on-offshore-energy-safety

Dr. Carlotta Arthur Named New Executive Director of Divisio...vioral and Social Sciences and Education at National Academies

Following a national search, Carlotta M. Arthur will join the National Academies as the new executive director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education on Feb. 14.

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/01/dr-carlotta-arthur-named-new-executive-director-of-division-of-behavioral-and-social-sciences-and-education-at-national-academies

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Underscores Importance o..., Addresses Supply Chain Issues During TRB Annual Meeting 2022

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg addressed attendees of the Transportation Research Board’s 101st Annual Meeting, where he highlighted the importance of evidence-based science, alon...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2022/01/transportation-secretary-buttigieg-underscores-importance-of-equity-in-transportation-addresses-supply-chain-issues-during-trb-annual-meeting-2022

U.S. Coast Guard Should Issue Guidance for Improving Safety...oats’ Used for Commercial Passenger Service, Says New Report

The U.S. Coast Guard should issue a range of new guidelines and requirements to ensure the safety of passengers and crew on DUKWs or “duck boats”— those familiar amphibious vehicles often u...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/12/u-s-coast-guard-should-issue-guidance-for-improving-safety-of-duck-boats-used-for-commercial-passenger-service-says-new-report

Actions Needed by Higher Education Institutions, Technology... Agencies to Increase Representation of Women of Color in Tech

A range of organizations across the tech ecosystem — tech companies, colleges and universities, professional societies, and government agencies — should take steps to improve the representati...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/12/actions-needed-by-higher-education-institutions-technology-companies-federal-agencies-to-increase-representation-of-women-of-color-in-tech

New Report Assesses the Feasibility, Cost, and Potential Im... Dioxide Removal Approaches - Recommends U.S. Research Program

The U.S. should undertake a new research program to better understand the potential risks and benefits of ocean-based interventions to remove or sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and l...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/12/new-report-assesses-the-feasibility-cost-and-potential-impacts-of-ocean-based-carbon-dioxide-removal-approaches-recommends-u-s-research-program

Ceremonial Presentations of Nobel Prizes to be Held at U.S....f Sciences Locations in Washington and Irvine – Dec. 6 and 8

During Nobel Week 2021, ceremonial presentations of Nobel Prize medals and diplomas to 2021 laureates who are based in the United States will take place at the National Academy of Sciences.

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/11/ceremonial-presentations-of-nobel-prizes-to-be-held-at-u-s-national-academy-of-sciences-locations-in-washington-and-irvine-dec-6-and-8

Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic by Leveraging Les...ocus of Four New Reports from the National Academy of Medicine

Seasonal influenza and the next influenza pandemic could emerge at any time. Four new reports examine lessons learned from COVID-19 that can improve preparedness for an influenza pandemic, includ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/11/preparing-for-the-next-influenza-pandemic-by-leveraging-lessons-from-covid-19-is-focus-of-four-new-reports-from-the-national-academy-of-medicine

Preventing Another Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico...tuation Room Convenes Experts to Share Lessons, Future Actions

Eleven years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Gulf Research Program’s Offshore Situation Room event examined how to make sure another offshore oil spill doesn’t happen — and how we...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/11/preventing-another-oil-spill-disaster-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-offshore-situation-room-convenes-experts-to-share-lessons-future-actions

‘We Can’t Wait Any Longer’ — As COP26 Approaches, N...arcia McNutt Discusses Science and Solutions to Climate Change

National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt discusses science and solutions to climate change ahead of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which beg...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/10/we-cant-wait-any-longer-as-cop26-approaches-nas-president-marcia-mcnutt-discusses-science-and-solutions-to-climate-change

Confronting a ‘Triple Existential Threat’ — NAM Presi...iscusses How Health and Medicine Can Respond to Current Crises

In advance of the National Academy of Medicine’s annual meeting on Oct. 17-18, NAM President Victor Dzau sat down to talk about the compounding crises of COVID-19, climate change, and systemic ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/10/confronting-a-triple-existential-threat-nam-president-victor-dzau-discusses-how-health-and-medicine-can-respond-to-current-crises

National Academies Release New Videos and Illustrated Stori...ds and Teens Manage Mental Health and Emotions During COVID-19

Social distancing, disrupted routines, and a lost sense of security and safety have made some kids and teens vulnerable to stress, anxiety, and depression during the pandemic. A new set of tools ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/09/national-academies-release-new-videos-and-illustrated-stories-to-help-kids-and-teens-manage-mental-health-and-emotions-during-covid-19

Most Airplanes Could Accommodate People to Travel Seated in...eelchair, But Follow-on Safety, Feasibility Assessments Needed

For people who use wheelchairs, air travel comes with many hardships. A new report assesses the feasibility of securing travelers’ personal motorized wheelchairs in the cabin of an airplane as ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/09/most-airplanes-could-accommodate-people-to-travel-seated-in-a-personal-wheelchair-but-follow-on-safety-feasibility-assessments-needed

Science Academies from G20 Nations Urge Their Governments t...ce Network to Detect Early Signs of Potential Future Pandemics

To improve global preparedness for future pandemics, the science academies of the G20 nations issued a statement urging their governments to promote the creation of a global surveillance network ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/08/science-academies-from-g20-nations-urge-their-governments-to-promote-creation-of-global-surveillance-network-to-detect-early-signs-of-potential-future-pandemics

Environmental Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure S...Be Assessed for All Federally Funded Projects, Says New Report

Congress should consider requiring all projects that are candidates for federal funding undergo resilience assessments to account for natural hazards and the changing risks stemming from climate ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/08/environmental-resilience-of-transportation-infrastructure-should-be-assessed-for-all-federally-funded-projects-says-new-report

New Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, a...y of Sciences to Support the Health of the Research Enterprise

The National Academy of Sciences has established a new Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust, which will convene stakeholders across the research enterprise to develop w...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/07/new-strategic-council-for-research-excellence-integrity-and-trust-established-by-national-academy-of-sciences-to-support-the-health-of-the-research-enterprise

Science Education Should Be National Priority - New Report ...ge Focusing Resources on High-Quality Science for All Students

Scientific thinking and knowledge are essential to democracy and the workforce, but science education is not the national priority it needs to be. The White House, with leadership from OSTP, shou...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/07/science-education-should-be-national-priority-new-report-calls-on-federal-government-to-encourage-focusing-resources-on-high-quality-science-for-all-students

COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Trauma Have Caused Unprecedent... School-Based Supports Can Help Address Mental Health Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic and heightened racial trauma have caused unprecedented disruptions in the lives of young people — bringing increased stress, anxiety, and depression. A new rapid expert co...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/07/covid-19-pandemic-and-racial-trauma-have-caused-unprecedented-disruption-among-youth-school-based-supports-can-help-address-mental-health-concerns

Supporting Science in Africa’s Pandemic Response - The Na...demies join partnerships to spur the use of evidence in policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a relatively rare situation in which the entire globe is grappling with the same crisis at the same time, albeit with widely varying approaches, resource level...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/06/supporting-science-in-africas-pandemic-response-the-national-academies-join-partnerships-to-spur-the-use-of-evidence-in-policy

New Rapid Expert Consultation Shares Insights from Social S...unicating COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Equity

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue and accelerate across the U.S., a new rapid expert consultation from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers advice for decision-mak...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/04/new-rapid-expert-consultation-shares-insights-from-social-science-on-communicating-covid-19-vaccine-efficacy-effectiveness-and-equity

U.S. Should Make Monitoring and Detecting Nuclear Threats a...ination Across Federal Agencies and Expanding Research Efforts

To address enduring and evolving nuclear threats, the U.S. needs a higher prioritized and more integrated program for monitoring, detecting, and verifying nuclear test explosions, nuclear weapon ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/04/u-s-should-make-monitoring-and-detecting-nuclear-threats-a-higher-national-priority-by-ensuring-coordination-across-federal-agencies-and-expanding-research-efforts

Key Leaders of the Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future” Stress Urgency for Action, International Collaboration

On the heels of President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate, the first Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future” will bring together Nobel Prize laureates and other esteemed leaders in th...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/04/key-leaders-of-the-nobel-prize-summit-our-planet-our-future-stress-urgency-for-action-international-collaboration

New Research Models Offer Promise for Understanding the Hum...thways to Therapies, But Also Raise Profound Ethical Questions

New models for studying the human brain — human neural organoids, transplants, and chimeras — show promise for advancing understanding of the brain and laying the groundwork for new therapeut...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/04/new-research-models-offer-promise-for-understanding-the-human-brain-and-finding-pathways-to-therapies-but-also-raise-profound-ethical-questions

Zero Emission Vehicles Represent the Future of Energy Effic...troleum and Emissions Reductions in 2025-2035, New Report Says

Increased use of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) presents the greatest opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of light-duty vehicles — i.e., passenger vehicles and light trucks — over the...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/zero-emission-vehicles-represent-the-future-of-energy-efficiency-petroleum-and-emissions-reductions-in-2025-2035-new-report-says

Update to Required Tests Needed to Evaluate Hearing Loss in...g Loss in People with Cochlear Implants, New Report Recommends

As cochlear implant technology has significantly improved, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) should use a more difficult test than the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) to make disability ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/update-to-required-tests-needed-to-evaluate-hearing-loss-in-people-with-cochlear-implants-new-report-recommends

New Report Says U.S. Should Cautiously Pursue Solar Geoengi...tter Understand Options for Responding to Climate Change Risks

Given the urgency of the risks posed by climate change, the U.S. should pursue a research program for solar geoengineering — in coordination with other nations, subject to governance, and along...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/new-report-says-u-s-should-cautiously-pursue-solar-geoengineering-research-to-better-understand-options-for-responding-to-climate-change-risks

Gulf Research Program Opens Applications for Environmental ...and Stewardship Track of 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowship

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced it is accepting applications for the Environmental Protection and Stewardship trac...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/gulf-research-program-opens-applications-for-environmental-protection-and-stewardship-track-of-2021-early-career-research-fellowship

National Academy of Medicine Launches Initiative Supported ...he Authoritativeness of Online Providers of Health Information

In order to enhance the accessibility of trustworthy health information on its platform, YouTube asked the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to identify preliminary definitions of “authoritati...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/national-academy-of-medicine-launches-initiative-supported-by-youtube-on-evaluating-the-authoritativeness-of-online-providers-of-health-information

U.S. Global Change Research Program Should Shift Focus to P...orst Potential Consequences of Climate Change, Says New Report

As it drafts its next decadal strategic plan, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) should shift its focus to providing insights that help society prepare for and avoid the worst poten...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/u-s-global-change-research-program-should-shift-focus-to-preparing-for-and-avoiding-worst-potential-consequences-of-climate-change-says-new-report

New Biennial Review Says Stronger Science Support Needed as Everglades Restoration Pivots from Planning to Operations

As the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) pivots from planning to operations, a strong organizational foundation for science will be essential to inform management and future action...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/new-biennial-review-says-stronger-science-support-needed-as-everglades-restoration-pivots-from-planning-to-operations

New Report Reviews Veterans Affairs Monograph on Potential ... with Service and Emotional Support Dogs on Veterans with PTSD

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a final report today reviewing the second draft of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) monograph, A Randomized Trial ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/new-report-reviews-veterans-affairs-monograph-on-potential-therapeutic-effects-of-programs-with-service-and-emotional-support-dogs-on-veterans-with-ptsd

Emerging Evidence Indicates COVID-19 Pandemic Has Negativel...ademic STEMM Fields, Endangering Progress Made in Recent Years

Preliminary evidence indicates that the COVID 19 pandemic has negatively affected the well-being of women in academic STEMM fields in a range of areas, including productivity, work-life boundary ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/emerging-evidence-indicates-covid-19-pandemic-has-negatively-impacted-women-in-academic-stemm-fields-endangering-progress-made-in-recent-years

National Academy of Medicine Launches Initiative on Advanci...demic and Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Preparedness and Response

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has established an international committee (IC) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Global Affairs (OGA) to i...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/03/national-academy-of-medicine-launches-initiative-on-advancing-pandemic-and-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-preparedness-and-response

New Partner Network Created to Engage a Range of Organizati...aring Efforts to Prevent Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

The National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education has launched a new Partner Network to include a range of higher education-focused organizations ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/02/new-partner-network-created-to-engage-a-range-of-organizations-in-sharing-efforts-to-prevent-sexual-harassment-in-higher-education

Electric Grid of the Future Should Prioritize Sustainability, Resiliency, Equity, Reliability, and Security, Says New Report

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides comprehensive recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system so tha...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/02/electric-grid-of-the-future-should-prioritize-sustainability-resiliency-equity-reliability-and-security-says-new-report

Reducing the Disposal of Unused, Expensive Injectable Medic... in the Way the U.S. Produces, Administers, and Pays for Drugs

Every year, significant amounts of drugs left over and unused from single-dose vials are discarded, but because of the way drugs are priced and paid for in the United States, the cost of the disc...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/02/reducing-the-disposal-of-unused-expensive-injectable-medications-requires-changes-in-the-way-the-u-s-produces-administers-and-pays-for-drugs

New Rapid Expert Consultation Offers Strategies for Navigat...r Response, Evacuation, and Sheltering Complicated by COVID-19

A new rapid expert consultation from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies strategies for emergency planners and decision-makers to consider as they update thei...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/02/new-rapid-expert-consultation-offers-strategies-for-navigating-disaster-response-evacuation-and-sheltering-complicated-by-covid-19

National Academies Complete Review of National Toxicology P...Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Effects

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released today a review of the National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) second draft of the monograph Systematic Review of Fluoride Expo...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/02/national-academies-complete-review-of-national-toxicology-programs-second-draft-monograph-on-fluoride-exposure-and-neurodevelopmental-and-cognitive-effects

To Increase Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines, Decision-Maker...sements, Focus on Hesitant Individuals, and Engage Communities

Decision-makers leading COVID-19 vaccine rollouts need to begin communicating with the public immediately if they have not already — emphasizing public support for vaccinations, leveraging cele...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/02/to-increase-confidence-in-covid-19-vaccines-decision-makers-need-to-showcase-public-support-leverage-endorsements-focus-on-hesitant-individuals-and-engage-communities

Strategies to Allocate Scarce COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody ...Eligible Patients Examined in New Rapid Response to Government

Despite a scarce supply, a substantial amount of COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment courses remain unused, says a new rapid expert consultation from the National Academies of Sciences, ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/01/strategies-to-allocate-scarce-covid-19-monoclonal-antibody-treatments-to-eligible-patients-examined-in-new-rapid-response-to-government

Cities, Transit Agencies, and Shared Mobility Providers Sho...lly Realize Transportation Potential Across Metropolitan Areas

If combined with public transit and increased in scale, shared modes of transportation, such as ride-hailing, scooter sharing, and bike sharing, can enhance mobility, equity, and sustainability i...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/01/cities-transit-agencies-and-shared-mobility-providers-should-collaborate-to-fully-realize-transportation-potential-across-metropolitan-areas

Colleges and Universities Need Campuswide Culture Change to...port Students’ Well-Being and Address Mental Health Problems

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls on U.S. colleges and universities to take comprehensive, campuswide approaches to more effectively address me...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/01/colleges-and-universities-need-campuswide-culture-change-to-better-support-students-well-being-and-address-mental-health-problems

Veterinarians Should Perform Exams to Detect Soreness in Te...rses, Using New Methods and Revised Scar Rule, Says New Report

To detect soreness in Tennessee walking horses, only veterinarians should administer inspections at shows, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommen...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/01/veterinarians-should-perform-exams-to-detect-soreness-in-tennessee-walking-horses-using-new-methods-and-revised-scar-rule-says-new-report

Eliminating Lead Emissions From Small Aircraft Will Require Concerted Efforts Across the Aviation Sector, Says New Report

Significantly reducing lead emissions from gasoline-powered aircraft will require the leadership and strategic guidance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a broad-based and sustaine...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/01/eliminating-lead-emissions-from-small-aircraft-will-require-concerted-efforts-across-the-aviation-sector-says-new-report

Designing Learning Experiences with Attention to Students’ Backgrounds Can Attract Underrepresented Groups to Computing

Learning experiences in computing that are designed with attention to K-12 students’ interests, identities, and backgrounds may attract underrepresented groups to computing better than learning...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/01/designing-learning-experiences-with-attention-to-students-backgrounds-can-attract-underrepresented-groups-to-computing

World’s Largest Gathering of Transportation Research Professionals - Transportation Research Board Celebrates Centennial

Industry leaders, policymakers, administrators, and researchers from government, industry, and academia will gather online for the Transportation Research Board’s 100th Annual Meeting, taking p...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/01/worlds-largest-gathering-of-transportation-research-professionals-transportation-research-board-celebrates-centennial

National Academy of Medicine Joins Several Organizations in...on to Implement Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19 Surge

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today joined eight other national organizations to call for governors, health departments, hospitals, and other health care sector partners to take immediat...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/12/national-academy-of-medicine-joins-several-organizations-in-calling-for-action-to-implement-crisis-standards-of-care-during-covid-19-surge

Although Childhood Cancer Survival Rates Have Improved, Survivors Face Disability-Related Challenges Throughout Adulthood

Survivors of childhood cancer have an increased risk of experiencing disabling conditions, both from the cancer itself and from the effects of treatment, says a new report from the National Acade...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/12/although-childhood-cancer-survival-rates-have-improved-survivors-face-disability-related-challenges-throughout-adulthood

National Academies Offer Guidance on Student Behavior and C...sting for College Administrators Ahead of 2021 Spring Semester

Two new rapid expert consultations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offer lessons learned from the 2020 fall semester regarding COVID-19 testing and guidance on ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/12/national-academies-offer-guidance-on-student-behavior-and-covid-19-testing-for-college-administrators-ahead-of-2021-spring-semester

COVID-19 Pandemic Underscores Importance of Investment in Public Health - 2012 National Academies Report Has Lasting Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a harsh light on the consequences of chronic underinvestment in public health, and the limited recognition of its role. Unless there is a crisis, it is not always ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/11/covid-19-pandemic-underscores-importance-of-investment-in-public-health-2012-national-academies-report-has-lasting-impact

Advantages and Trade-offs of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests, Nat...esting Strategies Examined in New Rapid Response to Government

A new rapid expert consultation from a standing committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines four topics related to the use and interpretation of COVID-19 d...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/11/advantages-and-trade-offs-of-covid-19-diagnostic-tests-national-testing-strategies-examined-in-new-rapid-response-to-government

To Adhere to Public Health Guidelines and Mitigate COVID-19...se Their Discretion to Minimize Incarceration, Says New Report

Where needed to adhere to public health guidelines and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, authorities should use their discretion to minimize incarceration in prisons and jails — and facilitate t...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/10/to-adhere-to-public-health-guidelines-and-mitigate-covid-19-officials-should-use-their-discretion-to-minimize-incarceration-says-new-report

National Academies Release Framework for Equitable Allocati...tion by HHS, State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Authorities

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released the final report of a consensus study recommending a four-phased equitable allocation framework that the U.S. Departme...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/10/national-academies-release-framework-for-equitable-allocation-of-a-covid-19-vaccine-for-adoption-by-hhs-state-tribal-local-and-territorial-authorities

Anthony Fauci Receives Lienhard Award From National Academy...ic Health and Leadership in Shaping COVID-19 Pandemic Response

For his role as a leader of federal research and policy on infectious diseases and, in particular, for his deft, scientifically grounded leadership in shaping an effective response to the COVID-1...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/09/anthony-fauci-receives-lienhard-award-from-national-academy-of-medicine-for-decades-of-work-improving-public-health-and-leadership-in-shaping-covid-19-pandemic-response

New Approaches Are Needed to Determine Whether Respiratory ...Associated With Military Deployment to the Persian Gulf Region

Limitations in existing health studies have resulted in insufficient evidence to determine whether U.S. troops’ exposure to burn pit emissions and other airborne hazards in Southwest Asia are l...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/09/new-approaches-are-needed-to-determine-whether-respiratory-health-problems-are-associated-with-military-deployment-to-the-persian-gulf-region

Improving Health Outcomes for Sickle Cell Disease Care Requ... Payment Models, and Addressing Institutional Racism in Health

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides a blueprint and eight overarching strategies for improving health care for the approximately 100,000 peopl...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/09/improving-health-outcomes-for-sickle-cell-disease-care-requires-comprehensive-team-based-care-new-payment-models-and-addressing-institutional-racism-in-health

Heritable Genome Editing Not Yet Ready to Be Tried Safely a...f Permitted, Should Be Limited to Serious Single-Gene Diseases

Human embryos whose genomes have been edited should not be used to create a pregnancy until it is established that precise genomic changes can be made reliably without introducing undesired chang...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/09/heritable-genome-editing-not-yet-ready-to-be-tried-safely-and-effectively-in-humans-initial-clinical-uses-if-permitted-should-be-limited-to-serious-single-gene-diseases

National Academies to Seek Public Comment, Hold Listening S...Equitable Allocation of a COVID-19 Vaccine – Week of Aug. 31

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee tasked with developing an overarching framework to assist policymakers in planning for equitable allocation of a vaccine agai...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/08/national-academies-to-seek-public-comment-hold-listening-session-on-draft-framework-for-equitable-allocation-of-a-covid-19-vaccine-week-of-aug-31

New Guidance Says Decision-Makers Can Offer Incentives and ...rategies, to Encourage Cooperation in COVID-19 Contact Tracing

A new rapid expert consultation from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Societal Experts Action Network says strategies such as giving advance notice, partnering wi...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/08/new-guidance-says-decision-makers-can-offer-incentives-and-partner-with-trusted-sources-among-other-strategies-to-encourage-cooperation-in-covid-19-contact-tracing

To Reduce Food Waste Standardized Date Labeling, Behavior Change Campaign, and Marketing Changes Needed, Says New Report

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies promising strategies for reducing consumer food waste nationwide, including a national campaign to chang...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/08/to-reduce-food-waste-standardized-date-labeling-behavior-change-campaign-and-marketing-changes-needed-says-new-report

As SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolves, Genomic Data Should Be Collected Alongside Patient and Public Health Data, Says New Report

To better understand the evolution, transmission patterns, and disease progression of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — genome sequence data should be integrated with patient clin...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/07/as-sars-cov-2-virus-evolves-genomic-data-should-be-collected-alongside-patient-and-public-health-data-says-new-report

Staffing Considerations for Crisis Standards of Care Outlin...ponse to Government from National Academies Standing Committee

A new rapid expert consultation from a standing committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine outlines considerations for clinical staffing needs during the implement...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/07/staffing-considerations-for-crisis-standards-of-care-outlined-in-new-rapid-response-to-government-from-national-academies-standing-committee

To Improve Measurement of Changing Nature of Employment, Bu...s Should Add Questions, Make Other Changes to Workforce Survey

To better measure the changing nature of employment, independent contracting and freelance work, and jobs with unstable hours, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, a...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/07/to-improve-measurement-of-changing-nature-of-employment-bureau-of-labor-statistics-should-add-questions-make-other-changes-to-workforce-survey

Promising Strategies for Encouraging COVID-19 Protective Be...sk Wearing and Physical Distancing, Identified in New Guidance

A new rapid expert consultation from the Societal Experts Action Network identifies promising strategies to make the adoption of protective behaviors against COVID-19, such as wearing a mask or r...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/07/promising-strategies-for-encouraging-covid-19-protective-behaviors-including-mask-wearing-and-physical-distancing-identified-in-new-guidance

Categorizing Workers’ Needs by Generation Such as Baby Bo...s Not Supported by Research or Useful for Workforce Management

Categorizing workers with generational labels like “baby boomer” or “millennial” to define their needs and behaviors is not supported by research, and cannot adequately inform workforce m...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/07/categorizing-workers-needs-by-generation-such-as-baby-boomers-or-millennials-is-not-supported-by-research-or-useful-for-workforce-management

New Report Recommends National Framework to Strengthen Evid...ic Health Emergencies, Says Current Evidence Base Is Deficient

Research and funding priorities tend to shift from one disaster to the next, which has resulted in a sparse evidence base and hampers the nation’s ability to respond to public health emergencie...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/07/new-report-recommends-national-framework-to-strengthen-evidence-on-effective-responses-to-public-health-emergencies-says-current-evidence-base-is-deficient

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Take Center Stage as the Nation Responds to COVID-19 and Systemic Racism

Most U.S. colleges and universities are struggling to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Historically Black Colleges and Universities — known as HBCUs — are facing their own unique challeng...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/07/historically-black-colleges-and-universities-take-center-stage-as-the-nation-responds-to-covid-19-and-systemic-racism

Dogs Necessary for Only a Few Areas of Research at Veterans Affairs - Agency Should Adopt Expanded Criteria for Using Dogs

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says using laboratory dogs in research at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is scientifically necessary ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/07/dogs-necessary-for-only-a-few-areas-of-research-at-veterans-affairs-agency-should-adopt-expanded-criteria-for-using-dogs

Prescribers Should Restrict the Use of Non-FDA-Approved Com...oidentical Hormones, Except for Specific Medical Circumstances

The use of compounded bioidentical hormone therapies (cBHTs) — an increasingly popular approach to relieve symptoms of menopause and male hypogonadism — should be limited to the small number ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/07/prescribers-should-restrict-the-use-of-non-fda-approved-compounded-bioidentical-hormones-except-for-specific-medical-circumstances

Future Transportation Workforce Video Awarded Gold in Telly...egory and Silvers in Craft Writing and General, Not-For-Profit

A video created as part of the Transportation Research Board’s centennial celebration has been named the winner of three 2020 Telly Awards, which annually showcase the best work created within ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/06/future-transportation-workforce-video-awarded-gold-in-tellys-general-recruitment-category-and-silvers-in-craft-writing-and-general-not-for-profit

With Summer Heat Waves, Hurricanes, and Flooding on the Hor...pple with Planning for Extreme Weather in the Time of COVID-19

This week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted an above-normal 2020 hurricane season, with the possibility of three to six major hurricanes this summer looming over milli...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/05/with-summer-heat-waves-hurricanes-and-flooding-on-the-horizon-disaster-responders-grapple-with-planning-for-extreme-weather-in-the-time-of-covid-19

Enlisting Science and Technology in the Fight Against COVID-19 — and the Ongoing Struggle for Sustainable Development

As the number of cases of COVID-19 reached about 4.5 million worldwide last week, an international virtual conference explored how science, technology, and innovation (STI) can respond to the glo...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/05/enlisting-science-and-technology-in-the-fight-against-covid-19-and-the-ongoing-struggle-for-sustainable-development

National Science Foundation Should Invest in New Collaborations, Workforce, Infrastructure for Next Decade of Earth Science

To continue earth sciences’ rapid pace of discovery, the National Science Foundation’s Division of Earth Science (EAR) should invest in new initiatives, partnerships, and infrastructure to an...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/national-science-foundation-should-invest-in-new-collaborations-workforce-infrastructure-for-next-decade-of-earth-science

There Is a Lack of Evidence, Transparency About Ingredients to Support Use of Compounded Topical Pain Creams, Says New Report

While compounded topical pain creams have become an increasingly popular alternative to oral pain medications and opioids, there is a lack of scientific evidence to support their safety or effect...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/05/there-is-a-lack-of-evidence-transparency-about-ingredients-to-support-use-of-compounded-topical-pain-creams-says-new-report

DOE Plan to Dilute and Dispose of Surplus Plutonium at New ...ty, Execution, Other Challenges Are Addressed, Says New Report

The U.S. Department of Energy’s plan to dilute and dispose of 34 metric tons of surplus plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico is technically viable, provided that th...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/04/doe-plan-to-dilute-and-dispose-of-surplus-plutonium-at-new-mexico-site-technically-viable-if-security-execution-other-challenges-are-addressed-says-new-report

National Academies, National Science Foundation Create Netw...n-Makers with Social Scientists on Pressing COVID-19 Questions

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the National Science Foundation announced today the formation of a Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) to connect social and b...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/04/national-academies-national-science-foundation-create-network-to-connect-decision-makers-with-social-scientists-on-pressing-covid-19-questions

U.S. Funding for World Health Organization Should Not Be In...ing COVID-19 Pandemic, Say Presidents of the NAS, NAE, and NAM

It is critical for the U.S. to continue its funding for the World Health Organization in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic given the WHO’s lead role in coordinating an international response, ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/04/us-funding-for-world-health-organization-should-not-be-interrupted-during-covid-19-pandemic-say-presidents-of-the-nas-nae-and-nam

Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases Provides...nment on Whether COVID-19 Could Also Be Spread by Conversation

The recently formed National Academies Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats, assembled at the request of the White House Office of Science and Techno...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/04/standing-committee-on-emerging-infectious-diseases-provides-rapid-response-to-government-on-whether-covid-19-could-also-be-spread-by-conversation

Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases Provides...overnment on Crisis Standards of Care for Coronavirus Pandemic

The recently formed National Academies Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats, assembled at the request of the White House Office of Science and Techno...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/03/standing-committee-on-emerging-infectious-diseases-provides-rapid-response-to-government-on-crisis-standards-of-care-for-coronavirus-pandemic

Statement From the Presidents of the NAS, NAE, and NAM Supp...tential for Human Convalescent Plasma to Help Control COVID-19

In light of the present situation in the U.S., we believe that it is essential to explore a wide range of options for treating the increasing numbers of very ill patients with COVID-19 respirator...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/statement-from-the-presidents-of-the-nas-nae-and-nam-supporting-steps-necessary-to-assess-the-potential-for-human-convalescent-plasma-to-help-control-covid-19

Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases Provides Rapid Response to Government on Key Coronavirus Questions

Formed earlier this month, the National Academies’ Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats was assembled at the request of the White House Office of S...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/03/standing-committee-on-emerging-infectious-diseases-provides-rapid-response-to-government-on-key-coronavirus-questions

National Academies Completes Review of National Toxicology ...graph on Fluoride and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Effects

Today the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released its review of the National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) draft monograph Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neu...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/03/national-academies-completes-review-of-national-toxicology-programs-draft-monograph-on-fluoride-and-neurodevelopmental-and-cognitive-effects

Increasing Women’s Representation in STEMM Fields Will Re...s by Higher Education Institutions, Funding Agencies, Congress

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges systemic action to change the culture in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/02/increasing-womens-representation-in-stemm-fields-will-require-culture-change-driven-by-systemic-actions-by-higher-education-institutions-funding-agencies-congress

White House Requests National Academies Standing Committee ...st Century Health Threats in Response to Spread of Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to establish a...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/02/white-house-requests-national-academies-standing-committee-on-emerging-infectious-diseases-and-21st-century-health-threats-in-response-to-spread-of-coronavirus

Determining Whether There Is a Link Between Antimalarial Drugs and Persistent Health Effects Requires More Rigorous Studies

Although the immediate side effects of antimalarial drugs are widely recognized, few studies were designed specifically to examine health problems that might occur or persist months or years afte...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/02/determining-whether-there-is-a-link-between-antimalarial-drugs-and-persistent-health-effects-requires-more-rigorous-studies

NASA, Teamed with FAA, Industry, and Academia, Should Resea...d Drone Traffic on Privacy, the Environment, and Cybersecurity

NASA should collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), industry, academia to research the full effects that increased unpiloted air vehicle traffic would have on society, includi...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/02/nasa-teamed-with-faa-industry-and-academia-should-research-effects-of-increased-drone-traffic-on-privacy-the-environment-and-cybersecurity

PEPFAR’s Investments in Rwanda Helped Boost Health Workfo...rograms Should More Comprehensively Support Long-Term Capacity

Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program – funded in part by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) from 2012 to 2017 – more than tripled the country’s ph...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/02/pepfars-investments-in-rwanda-helped-boost-health-workforce-but-future-programs-should-more-comprehensively-support-long-term-capacity

Leading Voices Discuss the Future of U.S. Science Policy at...y of Vannevar Bushs 1945 Report Science - The Endless Frontier

The National Academy of Sciences, in partnership with The Kavli Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will host a symposium to consider the future of science in the U.S. and how it can b...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/02/leading-voices-discuss-the-future-of-us-science-policy-at-feb-26-symposium-event-marks-75th-anniversary-of-vannevar-bushs-1945-report-science-the-endless-frontier

Policy, Financing, Stigma, and Workforce Barriers Stand in ...ddressing Co-Occurring Opioid and Infectious Disease Epidemics

The opioid epidemic in the U.S. is driving a simultaneous epidemic of infectious diseases — including HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and bacterial infections, and sexually transmitted infections ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/01/policy-financing-stigma-and-workforce-barriers-stand-in-the-way-of-addressing-co-occurring-opioid-and-infectious-disease-epidemics

Healthy People 2030’s Leading Health Indicators Should Tr...s of Climate Change, Residential Segregation, Civic Engagement

Healthy People 2030 (HP2030) – which will set national objectives for improving the health of all Americans from 2020 to 2030 – should include in its Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) voting a...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/01/healthy-people-2030s-leading-health-indicators-should-track-health-effects-of-climate-change-residential-segregation-civic-engagement

Gulf Research Program Awards $2 Million to Seven Projects t...nding and Prediction of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced $2 million in grant awards for seven new projects through its Understanding Gulf O...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/01/gulf-research-program-awards-2-million-to-seven-projects-to-improve-understanding-and-prediction-of-the-gulf-of-mexico-loop-current-system

Gulf Research Program Awards $7.25 Million to Eight Project...to Advance Safety Culture in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced $7.25 million in grant awards for eight projects focused on strengthening safety c...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/01/gulf-research-program-awards-7-25-million-to-eight-projects-working-to-advance-safety-culture-in-the-offshore-oil-and-gas-industry

U.S. Bioeconomy Is Strong, But Faces Challenges - Expanded ...ination, Talent, Security, and Fundamental Research Are Needed

The U.S. is a clear leader in the global bioeconomy landscape, but faces challenges from decentralized leadership, inadequate talent development, cybersecurity vulnerabilities, stagnant investmen...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/01/us-bioeconomy-is-strong-but-faces-challenges-expanded-efforts-in-coordination-talent-security-and-fundamental-research-are-needed

New Report Recommends Ways to Strengthen the Resilience of ..., Based on Lessons Learned From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends ways to make supply chains -- the systems that provide populations with critical goods and services, suc...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/01/new-report-recommends-ways-to-strengthen-the-resilience-of-supply-chains-after-hurricanes-based-on-lessons-learned-from-hurricanes-harvey-irma-maria

Worlds Largest Gathering of Transportation Research Profess.... 12-16 -- Transportation Research Board Celebrates Centennial

Nearly 14,000 people – including industry leaders, policymakers, administrators, and researchers from government, industry, and academia – are expected to gather for the Transportation Resear...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2020/01/worlds-largest-gathering-of-transportation-research-professionals-jan-12-16-transportation-research-board-celebrates-centennial

New Report Offers Framework for Developing Evidence-Based O... Guidelines for Common Medical Conditions, Surgical Procedures

For severe acute pain due to surgeries and medical conditions, there is a lack of guidance on the appropriate type, strength, and amount of opioid medication that clinicians should prescribe to p...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/12/new-report-offers-framework-for-developing-evidence-based-opioid-prescribing-guidelines-for-common-medical-conditions-surgical-procedures

International Collaboration, Cross-Disciplinary Workforce D... Maintain Leadership in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Science

The federal government should foster collaboration and decrease obstacles that can keep foreign atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physicists from working in the United States, if the nation is...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/12/international-collaboration-cross-disciplinary-workforce-development-and-education-needed-for-u-s-to-maintain-leadership-in-atomic-molecular-and-optical-science

One Year After Hong Kong Summit, Developments in Human Geno...Urgency for International Agreement on Standards and Oversight

It has been a little over a year since the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong, where scientist He Jiankui (pictured above) announced the birth of twins whose healthy...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/12/one-year-after-hong-kong-summit-developments-in-human-genome-editing-underscore-urgency-for-international-agreement-on-standards-and-oversight

To Improve Public Health, Medicine Regulators Worldwide Sho...orate, Remove Barriers to Sharing Information, Says New Report

Medicine regulatory authorities — including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — should strengthen cooperation with other countries’ regulators to ensure the quality, safety, and e...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/11/to-improve-public-health-medicine-regulators-worldwide-should-collaborate-remove-barriers-to-sharing-information-says-new-report

To Ensure High-Quality Patient Care, the Health Care System...to Work and Learning Environments, Administrative Requirements

Between one-third and one-half of U.S. clinicians experience burnout and addressing the epidemic requires systemic changes by health care organizations, educational institutions, and all levels o...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/10/to-ensure-high-quality-patient-care-the-health-care-system-must-address-clinician-burnout-tied-to-work-and-learning-environments-administrative-requirements

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program Awards $10.7 Million in Grants to Four Gulf Coast Community Resilience Projects

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced $10.7 million in grant awards for four new projects focused on enhancing community resil...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/10/national-academies-gulf-research-program-awards-10-7-million-in-grants-to-four-gulf-coast-community-resilience-projects

Addressing Patients’ Social Needs Within Health Care Deli...alth Outcomes and Reducing Health Disparities, New Report Says

Whether a patient has a safe place to live or healthy food to eat has an important influence on their health, but such nonmedical social needs have not traditionally been addressed in routine hea...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/09/addressing-patients-social-needs-within-health-care-delivery-is-key-to-improving-health-outcomes-and-reducing-health-disparities-new-report-says

Patricia Gabow Receives Lienhard Award From National Academ...g Safety Net Hospital Into Nationally Recognized Health System

For her role in transforming a safety net hospital into a national model for high-quality, cost-efficient health care, the National Academy of Medicine today announced Patricia Gabow is the recip...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/09/patricia-gabow-receives-lienhard-award-from-national-academy-of-medicine-for-transforming-safety-net-hospital-into-nationally-recognized-health-system

Daniel Weinberger Receives National Academy of Medicines Sa... Pioneering Research on Developmental Origins of Schizophrenia

The National Academy of Medicine today announced Daniel Weinberger is the recipient of the 2019 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, for his fundamental role in elucidat...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/09/daniel-weinberger-receives-national-academy-of-medicines-sarnat-award-for-his-pioneering-research-on-developmental-origins-of-schizophrenia

The Next Decade of Nursing - NAM Town Halls Explore How New Roles, New Tech, and Social Needs Are Transforming the Field

You can find a nurse navigating city streets, on her way to a home visit. Or, maybe he is recording educational videos on preventing ear infections. She might even be running for city council.

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/08/the-next-decade-of-nursing-nam-town-halls-explore-how-new-roles-new-tech-and-social-needs-are-transforming-the-field

National Academies Review of Report on Supplemental Low-Act...Waste at Hanford Nuclear Site Now Available for Public Comment

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – which reviews a separate report by a federally funded laboratory that examines options for treating low-activit...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/08/national-academies-review-of-report-on-supplemental-low-activity-waste-at-hanford-nuclear-site-now-available-for-public-comment

Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019 Will Bring Over 900 Engineers to London to Address Engineering in an Unpredictable World

International thought leaders will join the next generation of engineers in London from Sept. 16 to 18 for the Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019. The summit aims to help inspire and equip futur...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/07/global-grand-challenges-summit-2019-will-bring-over-900-engineers-to-london-to-address-engineering-in-an-unpredictable-world

New Report Calls for a National System to Measure Equity in Education, Identify Disparities in Outcomes and Opportunity

A centralized, consistently reported system of indicators of educational equity is needed to bring attention to disparities in the U.S. education system, says a new report by the National Academi...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/06/new-report-calls-for-a-national-system-for-measuring-equity-in-education-identifying-disparities-in-outcomes-and-opportunity

Organohalogen Flame Retardants Used in Consumer Products Ca...ngle Class, But Can Be Assessed in Subclasses, Says New Report

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers guidance to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on how to conduct a hazard assessment of nonpolyme...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/05/organohalogen-flame-retardants-used-in-consumer-products-cannot-be-assessed-for-hazards-as-a-single-class-but-can-be-assessed-in-subclasses-says-new-report

VA’s Process for Determining Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans Seeking Disability Compensation Examined in New Report

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should expand the requirement in its disability compensation process regarding who can diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) to include any health car...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/04/va-s-process-for-determining-traumatic-brain-injury-in-veterans-seeking-disability-compensation-examined-in-new-report

National Academies Join Colleges and Universities to Launch...laborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have joined with over 40 colleges, universities, and research institutions to launch an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Har...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/04/national-academies-join-colleges-and-universities-to-launch-action-collaborative-on-preventing-sexual-harassment-in-higher-education

New Report Examines Reproducibility and Replicability in Sc... Recommends Ways to Improve Transparency and Rigor in Research

While computational reproducibility in scientific research is generally expected when the original data and code are available, lack of ability to replicate a previous study -- or obtain consiste...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/05/new-report-examines-reproducibility-and-replicability-in-science-recommends-ways-to-improve-transparency-and-rigor-in-research

Current Evidence Supports Classification of Red Wolf as a D...ort Says, Mexican Gray Wolf Is a Valid Subspecies of Gray Wolf

Current evidence supports the classification of the contemporary red wolf as a distinct species of wolf, although additional genomic evidence from historic wolf specimens could change that assess...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/03/current-evidence-supports-classification-of-red-wolf-as-a-distinct-species-report-says-mexican-gray-wolf-is-a-valid-subspecies-of-gray-wolf

G20 Science Academies Release Statement on Threats to Coastal and Marine Ecosystems and Conservation of the Ocean Environment

Representatives from the national academies of sciences of the G20 countries handed over recommendations for improving marine conservation to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/03/g20-science-academies-release-statement-on-threats-to-coastal-and-marine-ecosystems-and-conservation-of-the-ocean-environment

EPA Should Strengthen the Science in Its Permitting Program for Industry’s Management of Stormwater Pollution, Says Report

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers guidance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to inform the next revision of a permit program that re...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/02/epa-should-strengthen-the-science-in-its-permitting-program-for-industrys-management-of-stormwater-pollution-says-report

New Investments Are Needed to Sustain NASA’s Instrumentat...s for Future Extraterrestrial Sample Analyses, Says New Report

NASA’s investment in new instruments to analyze extraterrestrial samples is insufficient to provide for replacement of existing instruments, says a new report from the National Academies of Sci...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/12/new-investments-are-needed-to-sustain-nasas-instrumentation-and-facilities-for-future-extraterrestrial-sample-analyses-says-new-report

Research Campaign to Advance Understanding of Gulf of Mexic...rent Moves Forward By Awarding $10.3 Million in Initial Grants

Following recommendations from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report released earlier this year, the National Academies’ Gulf Research Program (GRP) is developing a...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2019/12/research-campaign-to-advance-understanding-of-gulf-of-mexico-loop-current-moves-forward-by-awarding-ten-point-three-million-in-initial-grants

To Benefit From its Investments in Fusion Energy, U.S. Shou...e a National Program of Burning Plasma Research and Technology

Along with participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project – a large, international burning plasma experiment – the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) should...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/12/to-benefit-from-its-investments-in-fusion-energy-us-should-remain-in-iter-and-initiate-a-national-program-of-burning-plasma-research-and-technology

National Academies Gulf Research Program Opens New Funding ...to Advance Safety Culture in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced it will award up to $10 million through a new funding opportunity to support resea...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/12/national-academies-gulf-research-program-opens-new-funding-opportunity-to-advance-safety-culture-in-the-offshore-oil-and-gas-industry

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Publishes Progra...ars of Igniting Innovation at the Intersections of Disciplines

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) is pleased to announce the publication of Collaborations of Consequence - NAKFI’s 15 Years of Igniting Innovation at the Intersections of ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/12/national-academies-keck-futures-initiative-publishes-program-summary-sharing-lessons-from-fifteen-years-of-igniting-innovation-at-the-intersections-of-disciplines

Reusable Respirators Are an Effective and Viable Option for...ine Work and Public Health Emergency Response, Says New Report

Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents —...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/12/reusable-respirators-are-an-effective-and-viable-option-for-protecting-health-care-personnel-during-routine-work-and-public-health-emergency-response-says-new-report

Most Alternative Technologies to Open Burning and Open Detonation of Conventional Waste Munitions Are Mature, Says New Report

Most of the alternative technologies to open burning and open detonation (OB/OD) of conventional munitions designated for disposal are mature, including contained burn and contained detonation ch...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/12/most-alternative-technologies-to-open-burning-and-open-detonation-of-conventional-waste-munitions-are-mature-says-new-report

Curbing Climate Change and Sustainably Supplying Food, Wate...es Environmental Engineering Can Help Address, New Report Says

Over the next several decades as the global population grows, society will be faced with pressing challenges such as providing reliable supplies of food and water, diminishing climate change and ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/12/curbing-climate-change-and-sustainably-supplying-food-water-and-energy-among-top-challenges-environmental-engineering-can-help-address-new-report-says

National Academies Gulf Research Program Now Accepting Appl... for 2019 Early-Career Research and Science Policy Fellowships

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is now accepting applications for its Early-Career Research Fellowships and Science Policy Fellows...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/12/national-academies-gulf-research-program-now-accepting-applications-for-2019-early-career-research-and-science-policy-fellowships

New Report Details Priority Research Projects for U.S. Depa... of Transportation Regarding Truck Size and Weight Regulations

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presents a research roadmap to address gaps and uncertainties in estimating the impacts of proposed changes in truc...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/11/new-report-details-priority-research-projects-for-us-department-of-transportation-regarding-truck-size-and-weight-regulations

Technologies That Remove Carbon Dioxide From Air and Seques...lay a Large Role in Mitigating Climate Change, Says New Report

To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitiga...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/10/technologies-that-remove-carbon-dioxide-from-air-and-sequester-it-need-to-play-a-large-role-in-mitigating-climate-change-says-new-report

Agencies Responsible for Everglades Restoration Should Cond...t Considering Climate Change and Sea-level Rise – New Report

As new evidence about climate change and sea-level rise in South Florida continues to emerge, agencies responsible for the restoration of the Everglades should conduct a mid course assessment tha...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/10/agencies-responsible-for-everglades-restoration-should-conduct-mid-course-assessment-considering-climate-change-and-sea-level-rise-new-report

National Academy of Medicine Publication Outlines Use of Procurement Requirements to Drive Interoperability in Health Care

While health care has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of dat...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/10/national-academy-of-medicine-publication-outlines-use-of-procurement-requirements-to-drive-interoperability-in-health-care

NASA Should Expand the Search for Life in the Universe and ...Astrobiology an Integral Part of its Missions, Says New Report

To advance the search for life in the universe, NASA should support research on a broader range of biosignatures and environments, and incorporate the field of astrobiology into all stages of fut...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/10/nasa-should-expand-the-search-for-life-in-the-universe-and-make-astrobiology-an-integral-part-of-its-missions-says-new-report

New Report Provides Guidance to USDA for Updating Its Data Programs to More Completely Understand American Agriculture

To ensure that U.S. agricultural policies are well-informed, data collection programs must be periodically revisited to reflect current realities of the agricultural sector, says a new report fro...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/10/new-report-provides-guidance-to-usda-for-updating-its-data-programs-to-more-completely-understand-american-agriculture

Kenneth Wells Receives National Academy of Medicine’s Sarnat Award for Outstanding Achievements in Improving Mental Health

The National Academy of Medicine today announced Kenneth Wells is the recipient of the 2018 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, for his work developing quality and outc...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/09/kenneth-wells-receives-national-academy-of-medicines-sarnat-award-for-outstanding-achievements-in-improving-mental-health

Stuart Altman Receives Lienhard Award From National Academy...r Leading Health Policy and Services Research in United States

For his pioneering role in national health policy and health services research, the National Academy of Medicine today announced Stuart Altman is the recipient of the 2018 Gustav O. Lienhard Awar...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/09/stuart-altman-receives-lienhard-award-from-national-academy-of-medicine-for-leading-health-policy-and-services-research-in-united-states

U.S. Department of Transportation Should Revisit Federal Sa...for Liquid Petroleum Gas Distribution Systems, Says New Report

Current federal safety regulations for small distribution systems used for propane and other liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs) should be improved for clarity, efficiency, enforceability, and appli...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/09/us-department-of-transportation-should-revisit-federal-safety-regulations-for-liquid-petroleum-gas-distribution-systems-says-new-report

Up to 8 Million Deaths Occur in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Yearly Due to Poor-Quality Health Care, Says New Report

Recent gains against the burden of illness, injury, and disability and commitment to universal health coverage (UHC) are insufficient to close the enormous gaps that remain between what is achiev...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/08/up-to-8-million-deaths-occur-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-yearly-due-to-poor-quality-health-care-says-new-report

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program Announces $10 M...cing Coastal Community Resilience in the Gulf of Mexico Region

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced a new grant opportunity focused on enhancing coastal community resilience and well...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/07/national-academies-gulf-research-program-announces-10-million-grant-opportunity-for-enhancing-coastal-community-resilience-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-region

A Domestic Electron Ion Collider Would Unlock Scientific My...intain U.S. Leadership in Accelerator Science, New Report Says

The science questions that could be answered by an electron ion collider (EIC) – a very large-scale particle accelerator – are significant to advancing our understanding of the atomic nuclei ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/07/a-domestic-electron-ion-collider-would-unlock-scientific-mysteries-of-atomic-nuclei-maintain-us-leadership-in-accelerator-science-new-report-says

New Report Identifies Five Breakthroughs to Address Urgent Challenges and Advance Food and Agricultural Sciences by 2030

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies the most promising scientific breakthroughs that are possible to achieve in the next decade to increase ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/07/new-report-identifies-five-breakthroughs-to-address-urgent-challenges-and-advance-food-and-agricultural-sciences-by-2030

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant t...round the Country on Improving Regional Oil Spill Preparedness

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is collaborating with the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program to convene a series of work...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/07/national-academies-gulf-research-program-and-sea-grant-to-conduct-workshops-around-the-country-on-improving-regional-oil-spill-preparedness

New Report Says Individual Research Results Should Be Share...icipants More Often - Recommends Framework for Decision-Making

When conducting research involving the testing of human biospecimens, investigators and their institutions should routinely consider whether and how to return individual research results on a stu...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/07/new-report-says-individual-research-results-should-be-shared-with-participants-more-often-recommends-framework-for-decision-making

NASA Should Update Policies That Protect Planets and Other ...stem Bodies During Space Exploration Missions, New Report Says

The current process for planetary protection policy development is inadequate to respond to increasingly complex solar system exploration missions, says a new report from the National Academies o...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/07/nasa-should-update-policies-that-protect-planets-and-other-solar-system-bodies-during-space-exploration-missions-new-report-says

New Report Identifies Three Critical Areas of Research to F...dge of the Gulf Coasts Interconnected Natural and Human System

Improved understanding of the coupled natural-human coastal system will help promote resilience of coastal communities and ecosystems under rapidly changing environmental conditions and support i...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/06/new-report-identifies-three-critical-areas-of-research-to-fill-gaps-in-scientific-knowledge-of-the-gulf-coasts-interconnected-natural-and-human-system

If Misused, Synthetic Biology Could Expand the Possibility ...uld Continue to Monitor Advances in the Field, New Report Says

Synthetic biology expands the possibilities for creating new weapons — including making existing bacteria and viruses more harmful — while decreasing the time required to engineer such organi...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/06/if-misused-synthetic-biology-could-expand-the-possibility-of-creating-new-weapons-dod-should-continue-to-monitor-advances-in-the-field-new-report-says

National Academies Gulf Research Program Awards Over $287,0...ist Scientific Research Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced 11 grant awards totaling $287,565 to assist in the recovery of Gulf of Mexico regi...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/06/national-academies-gulf-research-program-awards-over-287000-to-assist-scientific-research-impacted-by-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma

FAA Should Change Its Safety Risk Assessment Approach for Drones to Effectively Integrate Them Into the Nation’s Airspace

Introducing drone operations into the nation’s airspace can provide substantial benefits to society, such as preventing derailments, inspecting cell phone towers, delivering medical devices to ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/06/faa-should-change-its-safety-risk-assessment-approach-for-drones-to-effectively-integrate-them-into-the-nations-airspace

National Academies Launch “New Voices” Project to Engage Next-Generation Leaders in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are launching the “New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine” initiative to identify outstanding early-career science, en...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/06/national-academies-launch-new-voices-project-to-engage-next-generation-leaders-in-science-engineering-and-medicine

Report Urges Improvements to Graduate Education in STEM Fie...ia Must Shift to Strengthen Emphasis on Teaching and Mentoring

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends substantial changes to U.S. graduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STE...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/05/report-urges-improvements-to-graduate-education-in-stem-fields-incentive-system-in-academia-must-shift-to-strengthen-emphasis-on-teaching-and-mentoring

New Report Says Programs and Services for Children With Dis...ordinate Care Across Service Sectors, Focus on Long-Term Goals

While a variety of services and programs exist to support the needs of children with disabilities and their families, a focus on achieving specific near- and long-term goals that help prepare for...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/05/new-report-says-programs-and-services-for-children-with-disabilities-should-coordinate-care-across-service-sectors-focus-on-long-term-goals

Report Urges Development and Evaluation of Approaches that ...rate STEMM Fields with Arts and Humanities in Higher Education

An emerging body of evidence suggests that integrating STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) with the humanities and arts in higher education is associated wi...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/05/report-urges-development-and-evaluation-of-approaches-that-integrate-stemm-fields-with-arts-and-humanities-in-higher-education

National Academies Gulf Research Program Awards Over $340,0...ist Scientific Research Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced 11 grant awards totaling $341,283 to assist in the recovery of Gulf Coast scientif...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/04/national-academies-gulf-research-program-awards-over-340000-to-assist-scientific-research-impacted-by-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma

The Quality of Abortion Care Depends on Where a Woman Lives...of Research on Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the U.S.

While legal abortions in the U.S. are safe, the likelihood that women will receive the type of abortion services that best meet their needs varies considerably depending on where they live, says ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/03/the-quality-of-abortion-care-depends-on-where-a-woman-lives-says-one-of-most-comprehensive-reviews-of-research-on-safety-and-quality-of-abortion-care-in-the-us

National Academies Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment and Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to review the draft Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) – a congressio...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/03/national-academies-review-of-the-draft-fourth-national-climate-assessment-and-second-state-of-the-carbon-cycle-report

Unclassified Version of New Report Predicts Small Drone Threats to Infantry Units, Urges Development of Countermeasures

The emergence of inexpensive small unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs) that operate without a human pilot, commonly known as drones, has led to adversarial groups threatening deployed U.S. forces, ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/03/unclassified-version-of-new-report-predicts-small-drone-threats-to-infantry-units-urges-development-of-countermeasures

Financial Structure of Early Childhood Education Requires O...for All Families and to Strengthen the Workforce in This Field

High-quality early care and education (ECE) is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, but the current financing structure of ECE leaves many ch...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/02/financial-structure-of-early-childhood-education-requires-overhaul-to-make-it-accessible-and-affordable-for-all-families-and-to-strengthen-the-workforce-in-this-field

VA Provides Mental Health Care to Veterans of Recent Iraq a...Quality to Other Providers, Yet Substantial Unmet Need Remains

While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides mental health care of comparable or superior quality to care provided in private and non-VA public sectors, accessibility and quality o...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/01/va-provides-mental-health-care-to-veterans-of-recent-iraq-and-afghanistan-wars-of-comparable-or-superior-quality-to-other-providers-yet-substantial-unmet-need-remains

Integration of a Wide Range of Safety Systems Is Needed to ... an In-Time Aviation Safety Management System, New Report Says

A comprehensive aviation safety system as envisioned by NASA would require integration of a wide range of systems and practices, including building an in-time aviation safety management system (I...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/01/integration-of-a-wide-range-of-safety-systems-is-needed-to-develop-an-in-time-aviation-safety-management-system-new-report-says

New Report Calls for Comprehensive Research Campaign to Better Understand, Predict Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current System

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for an international, multi-institutional comprehensive campaign of research, observation, and analysis activ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2018/01/new-report-calls-for-comprehensive-research-campaign-to-better-understand-predict-gulf-of-mexicos-loop-current-system

Statement on Stop-Work Order for National Academies Study o...nterior’s Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Inspection Program

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has ordered the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to suspend all work on a study to ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/12/statement-on-stop-work-order-for-national-academies-study-on-the-department-of-the-interiors-offshore-oil-and-gas-operations-inspection-program

Report Offers Framework to Guide Decisions About Spirit Lak...Mount St. Helens - Inclusive Decision-Making Process Is Needed

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a framework to guide federal, tribal, state and local agencies, community groups, and other interested and a...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/12/report-offers-framework-to-guide-decisions-about-spirit-lake-and-toutle-river-system-at-mount-st-helens-inclusive-decision-making-process-is-needed

New Report Calls for Greater Oversight of Precursor Chemica...tail Level to Reduce Threats from Improvised Explosive Devices

Policymakers’ efforts to reduce threats from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) should include greater oversight of precursor chemicals sold at the retail level – especially over the Interne...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/11/new-report-calls-for-greater-oversight-of-precursor-chemicals-sold-at-the-retail-level-to-reduce-threats-from-improvised-explosive-devices

A Number of Proactive Policing Practices Are Successful at Reducing Crime - Insufficient Evidence on Role of Racial Bias

A number of strategies used by the police to proactively prevent crimes have proved to be successful at crime reduction, at least in the short term, and most strategies do not harm communities’...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/11/a-number-of-proactive-policing-practices-are-successful-at-reducing-crime-insufficient-evidence-on-role-of-racial-bias

Public Safety During Severe Weather and Other Disasters Cou...ms and Improved Understanding of Social and Behavioral Factors

Our ability to observe and predict severe weather events and other disasters has improved markedly over recent decades, yet this progress does not always translate into similar advances in the sy...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/11/public-safety-during-severe-weather-and-other-disasters-could-be-improved-with-better-alert-systems-and-improved-understanding-of-social-and-behavioral-factors

New Report Recommends Changes to County Crop and Cash Rent ...n Methods Used by the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Producing more precise county-level estimates of crops and farmland cash rents will require integrating multiple data sources using model-based predictions that are more transparent and reproduci...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/10/new-report-recommends-changes-to-county-crop-and-cash-rent-estimation-methods-used-by-the-national-agricultural-statistics-service

Report Offers Guidance to Federal Government on Creating a ...to Combine Data From Multiple Sources While Protecting Privacy

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers detailed recommendations to guide federal statistical agencies in creating a new entity that would enable th...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/10/report-offers-guidance-to-federal-government-on-creating-a-new-statistics-entity-to-combine-data-from-multiple-sources-while-protecting-privacy

National Academy of Medicine Releases New Special Publication Guide to Help Health Clinicians Counter the Opioid Epidemic

Halting the opioid epidemic requires aggressive action across multiple dimensions, including informed, active, and determined front-line leadership from health clinicians working in every setting...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/09/national-academy-of-medicine-releases-new-special-publication-guide-to-help-health-clinicians-counter-the-opioid-epidemic

Policies Governing Dual-Use Research in the Life Sciences A...entists Have Little Awareness of Issues Related to Biosecurity

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines policies and practices governing dual-use research in the life sciences – research that could potentiall...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/09/policies-governing-dual-use-research-in-the-life-sciences-are-fragmented-most-scientists-have-little-awareness-of-issues-related-to-biosecurity

Statement Regarding National Academies Study on Potential H...n Proximity to Surface Coal Mining Sites in Central Appalachia

In an August 18 letter, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement informed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that it...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/08/statement-regarding-national-academies-study-on-potential-health-risks-of-living-in-proximity-to-surface-coal-mining-sites-in-central-appalachia

New Report Recommends Methods and Guiding Principles for Developing Dietary Reference Intakes Based on Chronic Disease

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine outlines how to examine whether specific levels of nutrients or other food substances (NOFSs) can ameliorate the ri...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/08/new-report-recommends-methods-and-guiding-principles-for-developing-dietary-reference-intakes-based-on-chronic-disease

New Report Lays Out Strategy to Evaluate Evidence of Advers...ealth Effects From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals at Low Doses

A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should use to evaluate the evidence of advers...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/07/new-report-lays-out-strategy-to-evaluate-evidence-of-adverse-human-health-effects-from-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-at-low-doses

New NAM Special Publication Offers Opportunities for Improv...es and Reducing Health Care Costs in ‘High-Needs Patients’

Nearly half of the nation’s spending on health care is driven by 5 percent of patients, and improving health outcomes and curbing spending in health care will require identifying who these high...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/06/new-nam-special-publication-offers-opportunities-for-improving-outcomes-and-reducing-health-care-costs-in-high-needs-patients

New Report Calls for NSF to Develop Strategic Plan Specifying Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Research Priorities

The social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences make significant contributions to the National Science Foundation’s mission to advance health, prosperity and welfare, national defense, and ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/06/new-report-calls-for-nsf-to-develop-strategic-plan-specifying-social-behavioral-and-economic-sciences-research-priorities

New Report Recommends Priority Actions to Achieve Global Health Security, Protect U.S. Position as Global Health Leader

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies global health priorities in light of current and emerging challenges and makes 14 recommendations for th...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/05/new-report-recommends-priority-actions-to-achieve-global-health-security-protect-us-position-as-global-health-leader

Statement by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineerin... PLOS ONE article on our study of genetically engineered crops

The National Academies Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops - Past Experiences and Future Prospects authored an almost 600-page landmark report, released in May 2016. It was perhaps the most...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/03/statement-by-the-national-academies-of-sciences-engineering-and-medicine-regarding-plos-one-article-on-our-study-of-genetically-engineered-crops

New Report Identifies Root Causes of Health Inequity in the U.S., Outlines Solutions for Communities to Advance Health Equity

The burdens of poor health and the benefits of good health and well-being are inequitably distributed in the U.S. due to factors that range from poverty and inadequate housing to structural racis...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2017/01/new-report-identifies-root-causes-of-health-inequity-in-the-us-outlines-solutions-for-communities-to-advance-health-equity

National Academy of Medicine Launches Action Collaborative ...bat Burnout, Depression, and Suicide Among Health Care Workers

In response to alarming evidence of high rates of depression and suicide among U.S. health care workers, the National Academy of Medicine is launching a wide-ranging “action collaborative” of...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/12/national-academy-of-medicine-launches-action-collaborative-to-promote-clinician-well-being-and-combat-burnout-depression-and-suicide-among-health-care-workers

New Report Calls for Systemwide Reorientation to Account for Health Care and Support of Both Elders and Family Caregivers

The demand for family caregivers for adults who are 65 or older is increasing significantly, and family caregivers need more recognition, information, and support to fulfill their responsibilitie...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/09/new-report-calls-for-systemwide-reorientation-to-account-for-health-care-and-support-of-both-elders-and-family-caregivers

General Support for Science Does Not Always Correlate With Attitudes Toward Specific Science Issues, Says New Report

U.S. adults perform comparably to adults in other economically developed countries on most measures of science knowledge and support science in general, says a new report from the National Academ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/08/general-support-for-science-does-not-always-correlate-with-attitudes-toward-specific-science-issues-says-new-report

Possible to Account for Disadvantaged Populations in Medica...yment Programs and Improve Payment Status Quo, Says New Report

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says that Medicare’s value-based payment programs could take into account social risk factors – such as low soc...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/07/possible-to-account-for-disadvantaged-populations-in-medicares-value-based-payment-programs-and-improve-payment-status-quo--says-new-report

Academies Release Educational Modules to Help Future Policy...ool Students Understand the Role of Science in Decision Making

A series of educational modules has been developed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to help students in professional schools – law, public policy, medicine, jour...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/06/academies-release-educational-modules-to-help-future-policymakers-and-other-professional-school-students-understand-the-role-of-science-in-decision-making

Sustaining Strong Safety Culture for Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Requires Collective Action Among Industry and Regulators

To transform the offshore oil and gas industry’s safety culture, operators, contractors, subcontractors, associations representing these groups, and federal regulators should collaborate to fos...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/05/sustaining-strong-safety-culture-for-offshore-oil-and-gas-operations-requires-collective-action-among-industry-and-regulators

New Report Says Bullying is a ‘Serious Public Health Prob...rventional Policies & Practices to Prevent Bullying & its Harm

Bullying is a serious public health problem, with significant short- and long-term psychological consequences for both the targets and perpetrators of such behavior, and requires a commitment to ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/05/new-report-says-bullying-is-a-serious-public-health-problem-calls-for-development-of-interventional-policies-practices-to-prevent-bullying-its-harm

New Report Calls for Coordinated, Multidecade National Effo...Behavior Toward People With Mental and Substance Use Disorders

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should lead efforts among federal partners and stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate a multipronged, evidence-based national strat...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/04/new-report-calls-for-coordinated-multidecade-national-effort-to-reduce-negative-attitudes-and-behavior-toward-people-with-mental-and-substance-use-disorders

“G-Science” Academies Issue Statements on Strengthening...ilience, Protecting the Brain, and Nurturing Future Scientists

Today the science academies of the G7 countries and seven additional academies issued three joint statements to their respective governments to inform discussions during the G7 summit to be held ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/04/g-science-academies-issue-statements-on-strengthening-disaster-resilience-protecting-the-brain-and-nurturing-future-scientists

Longer-Term Weather and Environmental Forecasts Will Provid...t with More Research and Sustained Investment, New Report Says

Weather and environmental forecasts made several weeks to months in advance can someday be as widely used and essential as current predictions of tomorrow’s weather are, but first more research...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/03/longer-term-weather-and-environmental-forecasts-will-provide-enormous-benefit-with-more-research-and-sustained-investment-new-report-says

New Report Recommends Research to Improve Understanding of ...nship Between Fatigue and Crash Risk for Truck and Bus Drivers

Insufficient sleep can decrease a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver’s level of alertness, which may increase the risk of a crash, yet little is known about effective ways to minimize that r...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/03/new-report-recommends-research-to-improve-understanding-of-relationship-between-fatigue-and-crash-risk-for-truck-and-bus-drivers

New Report Informs Social Security’s Process for Determining Whether Beneficiaries Are Capable of Managing Their Benefits

The best indicator of whether a disabled adult who receives Social Security benefits is capable of managing his or her benefits is evidence of real-world performance of meeting his or her own bas...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/03/new-report-informs-social-securitys-process-for-determining-whether-beneficiaries-are-capable-of-managing-their-benefits

Clinical Investigations of Mitochondrial Replacement Techni...missible’ If Significant Conditions Are Met, Says New Report

Conducting clinical investigations of mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRT) in humans is ethically permissible as long as significant conditions and principles are met, says a new report fro...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/02/clinical-investigations-of-mitochondrial-replacement-techniques-are-ethically-permissible-if-significant-conditions-are-met-says-new-report

K-12 Science Teachers Need Sustained Professional Learning Opportunities to Teach New Science Standards, Report Says

As researchers’ and teachers’ understanding of how best to learn and teach science evolves and curricula are redesigned, many teachers are left without the experience needed to enhance the sc...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2016/01/k-12-science-teachers-need-sustained-professional-learning-opportunities-to-teach-new-science-standards-report-says

Report Finds Immigrants Come to Resemble Native-Born Americ...gration Not Always Linked to Greater Well-Being for Immigrants

As immigrants and their descendants become integrated into U.S. society, many aspects of their lives improve, including measurable outcomes such as educational attainment, occupational distributi...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2015/09/report-finds-immigrants-come-to-resemble-native-born-americans-over-time-but-integration-not-always-linked-to-greater-well-being-for-immigrants

Climate Intervention Is Not a Replacement for Reducing Carb...ed Intervention Techniques Not Ready for Wide-Scale Deployment

There is no substitute for dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate the negative consequences of climate change, a National Research Council committee concluded in a two-volume...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2015/02/climate-intervention-is-not-a-replacement-for-reducing-carbon-emissions-proposed-intervention-techniques-not-ready-for-wide-scale-deployment

Linda Aiken, Whose Research Revealed the Importance of Nurs...tcomes, Receives Institute of Medicine’s 2014 Lienhard Award

The Institute of Medicine today presented the Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Linda Aiken, Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, for her...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2014/10/linda-aiken-whose-research-revealed-the-importance-of-nursing-in-patient-outcomes-receives-institute-of-medicines-2014-lienhard-award

Report Urges Caution in Handling and Relying Upon Eyewitnes...ases, Recommends Best Practices for Law Enforcement and Courts

A new report from the National Research Council recommends best practices that law enforcement agencies and courts should follow to improve the likelihood that eyewitness identifications used in ...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2014/10/report-urges-caution-in-handling-and-relying-upon-eyewitness-identifications-in-criminal-cases-recommends-best-practices-for-law-enforcement-and-courts

U.S. Should Significantly Reduce Rate of Incarceration - Un...Population ‘Not Serving the Country Well,’ Says New Report

Given the minimal impact of long prison sentences on crime prevention and the negative social consequences and burdensome financial costs of U.S. incarceration rates, which have more than quadrup...

https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2014/04/us-should-significantly-reduce-rate-of-incarceration-unprecedented-rise-in-prison-population-not-serving-the-country-well-says-new-report