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NEW REPORT

Investing in Health Systems Across the Globe

Sept. 16 - Without attention to the management, financing, and infrastructure that support health services in low- and middle-income countries, it will not be possible to maintain the progress of global health initiatives like PEPFAR, says a new Institute of Medicine report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Investing in Health Systems Across the Globe

    Sept. 16 - Without attention to the management, financing, and infrastructure that support health services in low- and middle-income countries, it will not be possible to maintain the progress of global health initiatives like PEPFAR, says a new Institute of Medicine report.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Gulf Research Program Releases
    Strategic Vision Document

    Sept. 15 - The NAS Gulf Research Program has released a strategic vision document that describes long-term goals for the program and will guide its work over the next five years. The program also announced initial, short-term activities.

  • NEW REPORT

    EPA Should Incorporate Sustainability Approaches More Broadly

    Sept. 10 - An array of tools is available to help EPA incorporate sustainability concepts into its decision making, and the agency should do so across its range of activities, says a new National Research Council report.

  • AWARDS

    Recipients of Annual Communication Awards Announced

    Sept. 9 -- "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" Wins Best Book Award From National Academies; NPR, New York Times, and Seattle Times Also Take Top Prizes. Read more

Webinar: Reducing Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts

WebinarHurricane- and coastal storm-related losses have risen dramatically in the past century, largely due to population growth and development in susceptible coastal areas. Sea-level rise and other effects of climate change pose additional threats. Superstorm Sandy is only the latest reminder of the nation's vulnerability to coastal storms. On Sept. 16, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT, join a free webinar as authors of the 2014 National Research Council report Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts discuss what the nation can do to better prepare.

WEBCAST: Genetically Engineered Crops

Video WebcastA National Research Council committee is examining what has been learned since the introduction of genetically engineered crops, based on current evidence. The study will assess whether initial concerns and promises of GE crops were realized and investigate new concerns and recent claims.

The committee will hold its first public meeting on Sept. 15 and 16. To watch a webcast of the meeting, click here

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