National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Name New Chief Development Officer
Alison Purvis has been promoted to chief development officer, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 26, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

With Summer Heat Waves, Hurricanes, and Flooding on the Horizon, Disaster Responders Grapple 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 millions of Americans. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 22, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 global crisis – and continue to drive progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 21, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 answer priority research questions in the next decade, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering , and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 19, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Data Do We Need to Reopen the Country? Webinar Explores What to Watch
Instead of an “all-or-nothing” approach to disease prevention, Americans need guidance on how to safely return to school, work, and other activities mid-pandemic, said panelists at a May 13 COVID-19 Conversations webinar. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 19, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 effectiveness, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Arctic Permafrost Is Thawing — and How it Affects the Whole Planet
Only about 4 million people live in the Arctic, but despite its relatively small population, the region is hugely consequential. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 12, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Making Diversity Programs More Effective
Increasing diversity among employees is a priority for many organizations, which spend substantial resources on diversity initiatives. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 8, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Health Equity — Serving the Underserved, Poorly Served, and Never Served
The novel coronavirus has been called “the great equalizer,” when in reality, it has only exacerbated health inequities that racial and ethnic minorities have experienced for decades. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 5, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Basic Research, Interdisciplinary Teams Are Driving Innovation to Solve the Plastics Dilemma
From N-95 masks that are protecting health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic to food packaging found in every aisle of the grocery store, plastics play an essential role in our lives. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 4, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAM President Victor Dzau Joins World Leaders at May 4 Event on Coronavirus Response Funding
National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau will provide remarks on behalf of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board during a virtual event on May 4 to launch an online pledging effort, the Coronavirus Global Response. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 1, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

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
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 the plan’s implementation challenges and system vulnerabilities are resolved. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - May 2020
“Reports& Events ” is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Nursing Homes Are Handling COVID-19 - Best Practices from Maryland and Massachusetts
The 1.3 million nursing home residents in the U.S. make up less than 0.5 percent of the nation ’s population, but represent approximately 15 percent of COVID-19 related deaths to date. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 Testing - What It Measures, Who Gets it, and How Much Is Needed
When it comes to COVID-19 testing, questions remain about which of the tests available are reliable, how much testing is needed, and how to ensure access to testing. The latest COVID-19 Conversations webinar explored the challenges ahead. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 28, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies, National Science Foundation Create Network to Connect Decision-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 behavioral science researchers with decision-makers who are leading the response to COVID-19. SEAN will respond to the most pressing social, behavioral, and economic questions that are being asked by federal, state, and local officials by working with appropriate experts to quickly provide actionable answers. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 28, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS Annual Meeting - Experts Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic and Science ’s Response
Anthony Fauci and other panelists explored the status of the pandemic, research underway, and the key role of vaccines in bringing the pandemic to an end. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 27, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Exploring the Importance of Pharmacies to Public Health
Research by NAM Pharmacy Fellow Dima M. Qato has shed light on “pharmacy deserts” and closures that reduce people’s access to medications. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 22, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lessons From A Crisis
On the 10th Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Marcia McNutt Reflects on How Science Helped Solve the Crisis, and Its Lessons for the COVID-19 Pandemic (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 20, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Doing the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of People
Latest COVID-19 Conversations webinar discusses implementing crisis standards of care. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 20, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experts Explore Challenges of Testing Treatments for COVID-19
Researchers are scrambling to find effective treatments for COVID-19, which has infected more than 1 million people around the word. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.S. Funding for World Health Organization Should Not Be Interrupted During 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, especially in developing countries. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mobilizing the Academic Research Community in the Fight Against COVID-19
At colleges and universities around the nation, scientists and graduate students are seeking out ways to bring their knowledge, skills, and resources to bear in the struggle against COVID-19. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

DOD Biological Threat Reduction Program Should Be Part of a New Interagency Mechanism to Coordinate Efforts to Prevent Biological Threats, Including Natural Disease Outbreaks - Report Offers Five-Year Strategy for BTRP
Over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Defense ’s Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) should encourage and be among co-leaders in the federal government’s development of an enduring interagency mechanism to address an array of biological threats – including natural disease outbreaks, accidental releases, and intentional attacks -- t o deployed U.S. forces and to the nation itself, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Homemade Fabric Masks to Protect Others from Spread of COVID-19 Examined in New Rapid Response to Government from Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases
A new rapid expert consultation from a standing committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responds to questions from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) regarding the effectiveness of homemade fabric masks to protect others from the viral spread of COVID-19 from potentially contagious asymptomatic or presymptomatic individuals. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 10, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Spread of COVID 19 Virus from Infected Patients Antibody Response, and Interpretation of Laboratory Testing Examined in New Rapid Responses to Government from Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases
A new rapid expert consultation from a standing committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Critical Need for International Cooperation During Covid-19 Pandemic
As a novel coronavirus spreads throughout the world and the number of cases and deaths continues to rise, almost no country or community remains untouched by this rapidly evolving threat. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Potential Effects of Seasonal and Temperature Changes on Spread of COVID-19 Examined in New Rapid Response to Government from Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases
A new rapid expert consultation from a standing committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responds to questions from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) regarding survival of the COVID-19 virus in relation to temperature and humidity and potential for seasonal reduction and resurgence of cases. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 8, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases Provides Rapid Response to Government 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 Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been providing rapid expert consultations on several topics, such as social distancing and severe illness in young adults. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 3, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

One Year After Release, National Academies Report Guides Lawmakers and Communities Looking to Cut Child Poverty
More than 9.6 million children — or 13 percent of all children in the U.S. — live in families with annual incomes below the poverty line, according to data from 2015. As closures and restrictions related to COVID-19 begin to impact the U.S. economy, it’s clear many more families will be receiving fewer paychecks and less in come in the coming months, putting more children at risk of falling below the poverty line. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 2, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - April 2020
“Reports& Events ” is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 1, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Exploring the Science of Social Distancing and What it Means for Everyday Life
As the coronavirus outbreak has spread throughout the United States, social distancing measures have taken many forms — such as business and school closures, cancelled events, and everyone being urged to keep six feet apart. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 1, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases Provides Rapid Response to Government 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 Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been providing rapid expert consultations on several topics, such as social distancing and severe illness in young adults. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Our Response to COVID-19 - A Message from the Presidents of the NAS, NAE, and NAM
As the COVID-19 pandemic grips the nation and the world, policymakers and the public are counting on science, engineering, and medicine to discover how the virus infects humans, slow its spread, treat those infected, and provide solutions that lay the groundwork for recovery. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

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
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 respiratory illness. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 Science and Technology Policy and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 23, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Letter from the NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents Regarding COVID-19 Crisis to House and Senate Leadership
The National Academies stand ready to convene America ’s best minds in research, government, medicine, and private industry to marshal evidence-based insights and advice for confronting today’s pandemic and future crises. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 21, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Food and Nutrition Board Celebrates 80 Years of Advising the Nation
Symposium participants examine what climate change, obesity, and personalized medicine mean for nutrition in the future (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 20, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Food and Nutrition Board Marks 80 Years of Advising the Nation
Symposium participants examine what climate change, obesity, and personalized medicine mean for nutrition in the future (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reducing Plastic Pollution in the Oceans and Beyond
Revelle Lecture Explores the Problem and Proposes Solutions (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 17, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Advancing Research and Care for Jaw Disorders
Although less invasive and more evidence-based approaches are available for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs)— a set of 30 disorders that cause pain or malfunction in the jaw joint and muscles of the jaw— some dentists continue to rely on aggressive or costly procedures as a first-line treatment, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. To avoid harmful and unnecessary treatments and improve patient care, professional societies, including the American Dental Association (ADA), should develop TMD clinical practice guidelines to inform diagnosis, treatment, and referr...
Source: News from the National Academies - March 12, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Jaw Disorders Are Common, But Care Is Fragmented and Evidence-Based Approaches Are Needed, Says New Report
Although less invasive and more evidence-based approaches are available for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) – a set of 30 disorders that cause pain or malfunction in the jaw joint and muscles of the jaw – some dentists continue to rely on aggressive or costly procedures as a first-line treatment, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 12, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fineberg Named Chair of Standing Committee Requested by White House in Response to Coronavirus
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Harvey Fineberg, former president of the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) and current president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, will serve as the chair of the Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 6, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Harvey Fineberg Named Chair of Standing Committee Requested by White House in Response to Coronavirus
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Harvey Fineberg, former president of the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) and current president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, will serve as the chair of the Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 6, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies Completes Peer Review of NTP Monograph
A National Academies committee was tasked with reviewing the National Toxicology Program’s draft monograph Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects. The committee focused on evaluating whether evidence as presented in the monograph supported NTP’s conclusions. The committee did not conduct its own independent evaluation of the evidence or conduct a data audit. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 5, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies Completes Review of National Toxicology Program ’s Draft Monograph 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 Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 5, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Fronts in the War on Misinformation
National Academies host three events to explore ways to expand the reach of accurate science and health information online (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 2, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

White House Requests National Academies Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Health Threats in Response to Spread of Coronavirus
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 Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats. The standing committee will provide a neutral forum to convene experts who can engage rapidly with the federal government. It would be prepared to respond on short notice to requests. It will serve as a focal point for discussions on how to integrate science into national preparedness and response decision-making, to explore lessons learned and best practices fro...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Charting the Next 75 Years of Science
Leaders from science, government, academia, business, and philanthropy gathered on Wednesday at the National Academy of Sciences to consider the nation’s scientific enterprise and how it can best serve the U.S. and beyond in the 21st century. Read HighlightsView Archived Webcast (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Increasing Women's Representation in STEMM Fields Will Require Culture Change Driven by Systemic Actions by Higher Education Institutions, Funding Agencies, Congress
A new report from the National Academies urges systemic action to change the culture in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) to address the underrepresentation of women in these fields. Colleges and universities should implement promising strategies and practices that can support improved recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in STEMM, as evidenced by research and real-world success stories, using an iterative approach that accounts for institutional context.Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 28, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news