New Partner Network Created to Engage a Range of Organizations in Sharing 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 in sharing their work to prevent and address sexual harassment in higher education. Thirteen organizations have joined the Part ner Network as an inaugural group. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - March 2021
“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 - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reducing the Disposal of Unused, Expensive Injectable Medications Requires Changes 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 discarded amount cannot be recouped, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 25, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 that it can adequately provide electricity to the nation in a safe, reliable, clean, resilient, and equitable way, especially as the U.S. pursues decarbonization of the energy supply. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 25, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Rapid Expert Consultation Offers Strategies for Navigating Disaster 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 their disaster plans for evacuation, sheltering, and mass care amid COVID-19. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 24, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meeting the Urgent Needs of People Living with Dementia Requires Addressing Existing Disparities in Care, and Ensuring Future Research Prioritizes Inclusivity and Real-World Studies
The current body of evidence on dementia care does not reflect the experiences of diverse populations, including people of different races, ethnicities, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities, 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 - February 23, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Looming Crisis for Local U.S. Water Systems?
In many cities, shrinking populations and aging infrastructure mean increasingly unaffordable water (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Government and Private Sector Should Produce Net Electricity in Fusion Pilot Plant by 2035-2040 to Impact the Transition to a Low-Carbon Emission Electrical System, New Report Says
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and private industry should invest now in order to have an operational fusion pilot plant in the 2035-2040 time frame, says Bringing Fusion to the U.S. Grid, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies Recommend Changes to EPA ’s TSCA Systematic Review Process
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) should make changes to its systematic review process under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to ensure it is comprehensive, workable, objective, and transparent, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Me dicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

For Humans to Reach Mars, Advances Are Needed in Space Nuclear Propulsion Technologies
Using nuclear propulsion technologies to support a human mission to Mars in 2039 will require NASA to pursue an aggressive and urgent technology development program, 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 - February 12, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cancer and Its Treatment May Have Consequences for Survivors ’ Ability to Work, Says New Report
Although cancer survivors are living longer, cancer and its treatment can result in long-lasting or late-onset impairments that may affect their ability to work, 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 - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies Complete Review of National Toxicology Program ’s Second Draft Monograph on 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 Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 9, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Changing Campus Cultures to Support Mental Health
Rising Rates of Mental Health Problems in U.S. College Students Require a New Response, Report Says (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gulf Research Program Fellows Reflect on the Power of Mentorship
During the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has left many young STEM professionals feeling overwhelmed in a time of closed laboratories, paused projects, and time apart from colleagues. Mentors have had to change their approach. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 5, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

To Increase Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines, Decision-Makers Need to Showcase Public Support, Leverage Endorsements, 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 celebrity and community champion endorsements, and focusing on those who are skeptical or hesitant of the vaccines rather than firmly opposed — to ensure demand and promote uptake, says a new rapid expert consultation from the National Ac ademies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 3, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Report Charts Path to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050, Recommends Near-Term Policies to Ensure Fair and Equitable Economic Transition and Revitalization of Manufacturing Industry
Achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the U.S. by 2050 is feasible and would not only help address climate change but also build a more competitive economy, increase high-quality jobs, and help address social injustice in the energy system, 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 - February 2, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Does a Changing Climate Mean for the Fish on Your Plate?
Research by Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellow Amina Schartup Explores How Mercury Levels in Fish May Rise with Climate Change (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 1, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Strategies to Allocate Scarce COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatments to 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, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 29, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - February 2021
“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 - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Path to Recovery
As the new year begins, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the United States and in other parts of the world.   Scientists have worked at record speed to develop new vaccines, and the nation is now embarking on an unprecedented effort to scale up vaccine manufacturing, production, allocation, and distribution. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Building a Stronger, More Sustainable U.S. Economy
Alongside its devastating effects on human health, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a catastrophic toll on the U.S. economy. Approximately 12 million Americans are unemployed, thousands of businesses have shut down — many permanently — and hunger and homelessness are on the rise. The economic fallout is disproportionately affecting low-income adults and families and minority communities, greatly impacting these vulnerable members of our society the most. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Advancing Racial Equity in America
Last summer ’s widespread protests against police brutality — taking place in the midst of a pandemic that has exacted a heavy toll on communities of color — sparked a national awakening to the toxic effects of centuries of systemic racism, and put issues related to racial equity and justice front and cen ter. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Advising the Nation on Climate Change
As the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly engulfed the nation and the world, a slower-moving crisis — but potentially even more damaging — has been unfolding for decades. The effects of climate change are already being felt by millions. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents Congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris on Their Inauguration
We congratulate President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on this historic day, and we are grateful for their lifelong dedication to serving the American people. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Incoming Administration Names Academy Members to Key Posts
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced their nomination of several members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine to serve in key science positions. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cities, Transit Agencies, and Shared Mobility Providers Should Collaborate to Fully 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 in metropolitan areas, 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 - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Veterinarians Should Perform Exams to Detect Soreness in Tennessee Walking Horses, 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 recommends. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Colleges and Universities Need Campuswide Culture Change to Better Support 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 mental health and substance use problems among students and to develop cultures that support well-being. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 sustained commitment by other government agencies and the nation ’s pilots, airport managers, aviation fuel and service suppliers, and aircraft manufacturers, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 12, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 experiences that mimic current professional computing practices and culture do, 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 - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement about January 6 violence at the U.S. Capitol
We are humbled and grateful for the messages of support we have received from our friends and colleagues across the country and around the world following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 place virtually throughout January 2021. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 5, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - January 2021
“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 - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Continuing to Innovate - Engineers Come Together to Help Address COVID-19
While the world awaits the distribution of newly developed vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection, international and multigenerational teams of engineers have again come together through the National Academy of Engineering ’s COVID-19 Call for Engineering Action to find creative solutions to the many pandemic-related problems. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 22, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine Joins Several Organizations in Calling for Action 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 immediate action to save lives and fairly allocate limited resources by implementing crisis standards of care (CSC) during the current COVID-19 surge. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 18, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Future of U.S. Science Policy, Legacy of Science - The Endless Frontier Discussed in New Publication
The National Academy of Sciences today released a new proceedings of a symposium that explored whether the modern research architecture that fuels U.S. innovation needs to be reconfigured to meet the challenges of our time. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies ’ Gulf Research Program Opens Applications for 2021 Science Policy Fellowship
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced it is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Science Policy Fellowship. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 15, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gulf Research Program ’s 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowship Program Introduces New Track on Health Equity
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced it has redesigned its Early-Career Research Fellowship (ECRF) to include three tracks - Human Health and Community Resilience, Environmental Protection and Stewardship, and Offshore Energy Safety. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 11, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Methods to Track Health Care Worker Deaths, Burnout from COVID-19 Examined in New Rapid Response to Government
A new rapid expert consultation from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines methods to better track and evaluate deaths and mental health consequences among health care workers (HCWs) due to COVID-19. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Report Assesses Illnesses Among U.S. Government Personnel and Their Families at Overseas Embassies
Government personnel and their families at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, in late 2016 and the U.S. consulate in Guangzhou, China, in early 2017 began suffering from a range of unusual — and in some cases suddenly occurring — symptoms such as a perceived loud noise, ear pain, intense head pressure or vibration, dizziness, visual problems, and cognitive difficulties, and many still continue to experience these or other health problems. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 7, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Far-Reaching Impacts of Racism and Bias
In 2010 a group of researchers conducted an experiment in which they pretended to be students, emailing 6,500 professors in nearly 90 academic fields at 259 universities with a request to discuss research before applying for a doctoral program. The text of the messages was identical, but the sender ’s name was varied to signal race and gender, such as Brad Anderson, Latoya Brown, and Mei Chen. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 3, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies Offer Guidance on Student Behavior and COVID-19 Testing 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 student behavior, as college administrators plan for the 2021 spring semester. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 1, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your Holiday Leftovers and the Myths That Might Make You Waste Them
Last week, millions of Americans made a trip to the grocery store to buy a fuller cart than their usual weekly shopping. Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season, centered on cooking, abundance, and plenty, even as celebration get-togethers are scaled back because of the pandemic. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - December 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 - November 30, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

World ’s Largest Virtual Gathering of Transportation Professionals
Industry leaders, policymakers, administrators, and researchers from government, industry, and academia will gather online for the Transportation Research Board ’s 100th Annual Meeting, taking place virtually throughout January 2021. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 24, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

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 obvious that public health is “always on,” working quietly in the background on chronic disease prevention, vital statistics, sanitation, safe water, safe food, occupational diseases and injury, and infection control. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 24, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can Community Health Workers Make Hearing Health Care More Accessible for Older Adults?
Age-related hearing loss is common in the United States, with two-thirds of adults over age 70 experiencing a clinically significant hearing loss. However, that doesn ’t mean that hearing loss should be something we learn to live with. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 16, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reflections on Commercial Crew and Cargo Missions
from Charles F. Bolden Jr., former NASA administrator (2009 –17). (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 16, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Returning Human Spaceflight to the United States
In my nearly 20 years at SpaceX, I have experienced hundreds of Falcon launches and test firings. As such, my level of anxiety prior to these events had been waning until, of course, Saturday, May 30, 2020. On that day, and for days leading up to it, my heart was in my throat. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 16, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news