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NAS President Co-Authors PNAS Perspective

Read a new Perspective on promoting transparency in scientific authorship co-authored by NAS President Marcia McNutt. The piece offers suggestions for improving how author contributions are attributed in scientific publications.

Highlighting the 'E' in STEM

Read a new op-ed by NAE President C. D. "Dan" Mote, Jr., published by The Hill. In celebration of National Engineers Week, Mote writes, "Most don't know the engineering behind how our increasingly technologically dependent world works. When creating something is the question, engineering is the answer."

Research Related to Firearm-Related Violence

Over the years, National Academies reports have examined research on how to improve understanding of gun-related violence, including Firearms and Violence and Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence.

In addition, the 2016 report A National Trauma Care System says mass casualty incidents and increasing foreign and domestic threats to homeland security lend urgency to the translation of wartime lessons to civilian trauma systems to ensure the delivery of optimal trauma care to save the lives of Americans injured within the U.S. and on the battlefield.

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  • New Video The National Academy of Medicine has released a documentary video series to highlight local organizations advancing health equity by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents' health.

  • The InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership has released a statement presenting recommendations for how effective education about climate change can be promoted in schools around the world.

  • Guidance for Academies on Sustainable Development GoalsA new publication from the InterAcademy Partnership explains why and how academies around the globe can support the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals.

  • New VideoFormer FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate discussed the agency’s whole-community approach to emergency management in an interview at a workshop hosted by the ResilientAmerica Roundtable last year.

  • Extreme EventUse award-winning game Extreme Event to start a conversation about building community resilience. Now in three scenarios: Hurricane, Flood, and Earthquake!

  • New Video on Food AllergiesFood allergy is a complicated disease, and the science around prevention and management is changing. What are some promising approaches for improving the lives of people with food allergy? Watch this video to find out.

  • FRTRScientific research is vital and can bring remarkable results that save and improve lives. A new NAS series of articles and videos shows concrete examples of why scientific research is valuable.

  • The Science of Science Communication IIA series of NAS colloquia explore research that can improve the effective communication of science to lay audiences. The third colloquium will be held Nov. 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Read the summary of the second colloquium.

  • IF16.1 cropRead about recent activities and reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the latest issue of In Focus magazine.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows LogoEight health professionals have been selected for the 2016-2017 class of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows at the National Academy of Medicine.

  • End of Life CareA new podcast series based on Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life is now available for free download on ReachMD, iHeartRadio, Tunein, iTunes, and Stitcher.  

  • International Activities and the National Academy of SciencesLearn about our various international efforts to help address global challenges.

  • astrophysicist Neil deGrasse TysonCheck out Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who met executive producer Seth MacFarlane through the National Academy of Sciences' Science & Entertainment Exchange.

  • cybersecurityWatch a video about an Academies report that looked at whether and how to professionalize the nation's rapidly evolving cybersecurity field.

  • Climatologist Richard AlleyClimatologist Richard Alley, an NAS member and professor of geosciences at Penn State, discussed on CNN what is causing the record-low temperatures in the United States and Canada.

  • report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating SurprisesWatch a video on the findings of the Academies report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises.

  • Cultural ProgramsExplore relationships among the arts and sciences, engineering, and medicine through the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • FellowshipsWe offer several fellowship opportunities in science, engineering, and medicine. Visit our program websites for information on eligibility guidelines and application deadlines.

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