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NEW BRIEF

Ebola Workshop

Nov. 14 - The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council today released a 10-page brief summarizing a workshop held earlier this month that explored current knowledge of Ebola and priority research areas.

  • NEW BRIEF

    Ebola Workshop

    Nov. 14 - The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council today released a 10-page brief summarizing a workshop held earlier this month that explored current knowledge of Ebola and priority research areas.

  • NEW REPORT

    Social and Behavioral Information for Electronic Health Records

    Nov. 13 - A new report from Institute of Medicine identifies 12 measures of social and behavioral information that should be included in all electronic health records to provide better patient care, improve population health, and enable more informative research.

  • EVENT

    Uganda Meeting Marks Culmination
    of ASADI

    Nov. 10 - The 10th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies began today in Kampala, Uganda. The conference will focus on country ownership of Africa's post-2015 development agenda and marks the culmination of the African Science Academy Development Initiative. Read More

  • NEW REPORT

    Health and Well-Being of Young Adults

    Oct. 30 - Young adults ages 18-26 should be viewed as a separate subpopulation in policy and research, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

Workshop on 'Gain of Function' Research Announced

The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine will hold a public workshop on Dec. 15 and 16 on the potential risks and benefits of "gain of function" research that increases MERS coronavirus; NIAID photothe pathogenicity or transmissibility of infectious agents such as SARS, MERS, or pandemic influenza. The workshop discussions will help inform deliberations of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. Read More

Annual Gilbert F. White Lecture

The National Research Council invites you to the annual Gilbert F. White Lecture in the Geographical Sciences, to be presented on Dec. 4 by Susan Cutter, Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina. In her lecture "Natural Hazards: Why More Knowledge Is Not Reducing Losses," Cutter will examine what makes people and places vulnerable to hazards and why vulnerability varies with location. Space is limited; RSVP today.

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