NAS and NAM Presidents Give Commencement Addresses
NAS President Marcia McNutt delivered the commencement address to Boston University graduates on May 19, where she discussed trust in science and evidence, and the importance of making informed decisions. On May 17, NAM President Victor Dzau spoke to graduates of the Western University Schulich School of Medicine& Dentistry, urging them to keep their commitment to patients at the forefront as they embark on a career in medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Policies and Practices to Promote Positive Adolescent Development and Close the Opportunity Gap
The changes in brain structure and connectivity that occur between the ages of 10 and 25 present adolescents with unique opportunities for positive, life-shaping development, and for recovering from past adversity, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth provides recommendations for capitalizing on these opportunities, and for addressing inequities— in education, health care, child welfare, and the juvenile justice system— that undermine the well-being of many adolescents and leave them less able to tak...
Source: News from the National Academies - May 17, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Organohalogen Flame Retardants Cannot Be Assessed for Hazards as a Single Class, But Can Be Assessed in
A new National Academies report offers guidance to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on how to conduct a hazard assessment of nonpolymeric, additive organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs), which are used in some consumer products. OFRs cannot be treated as a single class for hazard assessment, the report says, but they can be divided into subclasses based on chemical structure, physical and chemical properties, and predicted biologic activity. The report identifies 14 subclasses that CPSC can use to conduct a class-based hazard assessment of OFRs. Such an approach is likely to be more efficient and less costly t...
Source: News from the National Academies - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

EngineerGirl Announces 2019 Writing Contest Winners
The National Academy of Engineering today announced the winners of its 2019 EngineerGirl writing competition. This year's contest celebrates engineering design and problem solving, asking students in grades three to 12 to write a creative story in which women and girls save the day with their wits, skill, and whatever resources they can find.  (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAE Elects President, Foreign Secretary, and Four Councillors
The National Academy of Engineering has elected John L. Anderson, president emeritus and distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, to serve a six-year term as the NAE's president. Anderson succeeds C. D. Mote, Jr., who has served one term as president. Elected to serve a four-year term as the NAE's foreign secretary is James M. Tien, distinguished professor and dean emeritus at University of Miami. The Academy also elected four members to its governing Council. All terms begin July 1, 2019. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAE Selects Five Student Teams to Represent U.S. at the 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit
The U.S. National Academy of Engineering today announced five teams and an alternate, selected from more than two dozen U.S. competitors, to represent the United States in a business plan competition at the 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit in London on September 12–18, 2019.Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Report Identifies Ways Work-Related Disability Determinations Can Collect More Comprehensive Health Information
Assessments of a person's ability to function at work provide important information for disability determinations, and many validated tests are available to assess work-related physical and mental functions. However, because no single test of function is likely to provide all of the information needed to evaluate an individual's ability to work, it is important to consider information from multiple sources, including health records, functional assessments, and standardized reports from the applicant and relevant health care providers, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The...
Source: News from the National Academies - May 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Report Examines Reproducibility and Replicability in Science, Recommends Ways to Improve Transparency and Rigor in Research
While computational reproducibility in scientific research is generally expected when the original data and code are available, lack of ability to replicate a previous study— or obtain consistent results looking at the same scientific question but with different data— is more nuanced and occasionally can aid in the process of scientific discovery, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report recommends ways that researchers, academic institutions, journals, and funders should help strengthen rigor and transparency in order to improve t...
Source: News from the National Academies - May 8, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

G-7 Science Academies Issue Topical Statements
On May 6, the science academies of the G-7 countries issued three joint statements to inform discussions during the G-7 summit to be held in August in France. In the statements, the academies call for strategies to maintain trust in science, manage the societal benefits and risks related to artificial intelligence, and maximize the benefits of citizen science in the Internet era. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 7, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academy of Sciences Elects Members and Foreign Associates; Historic Number of Women Elected to Its Membership
The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Forty percent of the newly elected members are women— the most ever elected in any one year to date. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS Honors Award Winners
During a ceremony at its 156th annual meeting, the National Academy of Sciences presented the 2019 Public Welfare Medal to agricultural scientist, policymaker, and visionary leader Agnes Kalibata"for her work to drive Africa's agricultural transformation through modern science and effective policy, helping to lift more than a million Rwandans out of poverty and scaling impacts for millions more African farmers." NAS also honored 18 other individuals with awards for their outstanding scientific achievements. News Release - Public Welfare Medal News Release - Awards Watch Awards Ceremony (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 29, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAM President Named Honorary Citizen of Singapore
National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau has been named Honorary Citizen of Singapore— the country's highest honor. Singapore's president Halimah Yacob awarded Dzau and Professor Sir John O'Reilly at a ceremony held at the Istana, the executive state house of Singapore. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS Annual Meeting Begins
The National Academy of Sciences will hold its 156th annual meeting April 27-30. During the meeting, the Academy will elect new members, induct members elected in 2018, and present its 2019 awards recognizing excellence in research or public service. Various presentations and ceremonies will be video webcast. Follow the annual meeting activities on Twitter @theNASciences and join the conversation #NAS156. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

In Remembrance of David A. Hamburg, Former Institute of Medicine President
The National Academies note with great sadness the passing of David A. Hamburg on April 21, 2019. Hamburg served as president of the Institute of Medicine from 1975 to 1980. As president during its first decade of operation, Hamburg was instrumental in clarifying the role and focus areas of the IOM and laid the groundwork for productive relationships with Congress and federal agencies that remain fruitful to this day. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 24, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAM Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation in the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge
The National Academy of Medicine announced yesterday a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Johnson& Johnson Innovation as the principal corporate partner of the Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards in the United States. The Catalyst Awards are part of the Academy's Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge, which aims to create a worldwide movement to improve physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age.NAM President Victor J. Dzau and Johnson& Johnson's Global Head of External Innovation William N. Hait formally signed the agreement during a ceremony held April 16, 2019, at the National Academy of S...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 17, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cherry Murray and Peggy Hamburg Elected Co-Chairs of IAP
Cherry Murray, a member of NAS and NAE, and Peggy Hamburg, NAM member and foreign secretary, have been elected as co-chairs of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) at the IAP General Assembly in Songdo, South Korea. IAP is the global network of over 140 science, engineering, and medical academies working together to provide independent, expert advice on scientific, technological, and health issues. Over the course of her career in physics, Murray has held prominent appointments in industry, academia, and the public sector, while Hamburg is a distinguished physician and public health administrator as well as president of the ...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Co-Chairs of Forensic Science Report Honored by Innocence Network
Harry T. Edwards and Constantine Gatsonis, co-chairs of the committee that authored the National Academies' 2009 report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, have been awarded the Innocence Network's 2018 Champion of Justice Award. Judge Edwards accepted the award at the annual conference of the Innocence Network. The award"was created to honor individuals who go above and beyond in supporting and championing efforts that free the wrongfully convicted, and/or reform the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions. Their work strengthens the integrity of the justice system, is...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS Honors 10 U.S. Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates
From revolutionizing cancer care to modeling the economic impact of climate change, recent winners of Nobel and Kavli Prizes have explored virtually every angle of science. On Tuesday afternoon and evening, the National Academy of Sciences honored 10 of these esteemed individuals at events on Capitol Hill and at the NAS building. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies and Academic Institutions Launch Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education
National Academies have joined with over 40 colleges, universities, and research institutions to launch an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The purpose of the action collaborative is to bring together academic leaders and key stakeholders to prevent sexual harassment across all disciplines and among all people in higher education. The action collaborative is designed to be an active space where colleges, universities, and research and training organizations can research and develop efforts that move beyond basic legal compliance to evidence-based policies and practices for addressin...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

VA's Process for Determining Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans Seeking Disability Compensation Examined in New Report
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should expand the requirement in its disability compensation process regarding who can diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) to include any health care professional with pertinent and ongoing brain injury training and experience, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Currently, one of four specialties must diagnose TBI— a neurologist, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, or psychiatrist— but the report says that it is the training and experience, not necessarily the medical specialty that renders a health care...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS Signs Cooperation Agreement with Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt and Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities President Nili Cohen signed a historic cooperation agreement yesterday to benefit outstanding scientists in both countries and to formalize cooperative relations between the two countries' scientific communities. The signing took place in the presence of Reuven Rivlin, president of the State of Israel. Under the terms of the agreement, annual national scientific conferences with the participation of dozens of leading scientists will take place alternately in Israel and the United States. The accord also provides for annual bi...
Source: News from the National Academies - April 9, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dispersants Can Be an Effective Tool for Managing Impacts During a Major Marine Oil Spill
A new report from the National Academies examines the effects and efficacy of using dispersants in marine oil spill response. Dispersants reduce oil at the water's surface by promoting the formation and diffusion of small oil droplets that may biodegrade more readily. Field and modeling studies show that dispersants can be a useful tool for oil spill response, the report says. By reducing the amount of surface oil, dispersants can reduce response personnel's potential exposure to hazardous compounds in oil and lessen the extent of surface oil encountered by marine species. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Different Approaches to Predict and Understand Urban Flooding
Urban flooding is a complex and distinct kind of flooding, compounded by land use and high population density, and it requires a different approach to assess and manage, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report calls for multi-agency and cross-jurisdictional efforts to assess urban flood hazards, advance understanding of social impacts, and effectively communicate urban flood risk. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 29, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Evaluating the Taxonomic Status of Red Wolf and Mexican Gray Wolf
Current evidence supports the classification of the contemporary red wolf as a distinct species of wolf, although additional genomic evidence from historic wolf specimens could change that assessment, says a new National Academies report. It also concludes that the Mexican gray wolf is a valid subspecies of gray wolf. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

$5 Million in Grants Available to Advance Understanding of U.S. Gulf Coastal Ecosystems and Their Interactions with Natural Processes and Human Activities
The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced a new funding opportunity under its Healthy Ecosystems Initiative. Up to $5 million is available to fund research projects that will improve understanding of how coastal ecosystems in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region are affected by or interact with natural processes and human activities for the purpose of informing natural resource decision-making and management practices. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Report Identifies Ways Communities Can More Effectively Measure Progress Toward Resilience
A new report from the National Academies recommends steps U.S. communities can take to better measure their progress in building resilience to disasters, including measuring resilience around multiple dimensions of a community, and incentivizing the measurement of resilience. The report also recommends that the National Academies' Gulf Research Program develop a major, coordinated initiative around building or enhancing community resilience across the Gulf of Mexico region. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction Are Effective and Save Lives, But Barriers Prevent Broad Access and Use, Says New Report
Although three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) are safe and effective, most people who could benefit from these treatments do not receive them, and access is inequitable, especially among certain subpopulations, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives says that withholding or failing to have available these medications for the treatment of OUD in any care or criminal justice setting is denying appropriate medical treatment.  Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS Member Is First Woman to Win the Abel Prize
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will award the Abel Prize in Mathematics for 2019 to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin“for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory, and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry, and mathematical physics.” Established in 2002, the Abel Prize recognizes contributions to the field of mathematics that are of extraordinary depth and influence. The prize amount is NOK 6 million. Visit Abelprize.no for more information on the prize. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAE Awards Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants
Two Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants of $30,000 each have been awarded to attendees of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The grants provide seed funding to enable further pursuit of important new interdisciplinary research and projects stimulated by the symposia. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Joint Statement on Need for International Framework on Heritable Genome Editing
In response to a commentary in Nature that calls for a moratorium on clinical uses of heritable genome editing and the establishment of an international governance framework, a statement by the presidents of the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society says that the commentary"underscores the urgent need for an internationally accepted framework that addresses these complex scientific, ethical, and societal issues. "Toward that end, the U.S. National Academies and the Royal Society are leading an international commission to detail the scientific and the ethical issues...
Source: News from the National Academies - March 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Russian and U.S. Academies Sign Agreement to Continue Cooperation
The president of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the presidents of NAS, NAE, and NAM have signed a five-year agreement to continue their cooperation on studies, workshops, and other activities in areas of mutual interest, marking 60 years of cooperation between the Russian and U.S. academies.Learn More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS, NAE, and NAM Presidents Highlight Facts on Vaccine Safety in Light of Measles Outbreaks
The current measles outbreaks in the United States and elsewhere are being fueled by misinformation about the safety of vaccines. To help counter such misinformation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine created a website that provides clear, concise, and evidence-based answers to questions about vaccine safety and other commonly asked questions about health and science. The evidence base includes a number of our studies examining vaccine access, safety, scheduling, and possible side effects. Our work has validated that the science is clear— vaccines are extremely safe. Read full message from...
Source: News from the National Academies - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

2018 Cozzarelli Prize Recipients Announced
The Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has selected six papers published by PNAS in 2018 to receive the Cozzarelli Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the scientific disciplines represented by the National Academy of Sciences. Papers were chosen from the more than 3,200 research articles that appeared in the journal last year. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

G20 Science Academies Release Statement on Threats to Coastal and Marine Ecosystems and Conservation of the Ocean Environment
Representatives from the national academies of sciences of the G20 countries handed over recommendations for improving marine conservation to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinz ō Abe today in Tokyo, for later consultation at this year's G20 summit. The statement was jointly drafted by the G20 National Academies of Sciences under the leadership of the Science Council of Japan. The G20 summit will take place on June 28 and 29 in Osaka, Japan. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS President Testifies on Capitol Hill
Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, spoke to the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee about"Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Science and Technology." Committee's web page Read the formal testimony (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

$2.5 Million in Grants Available to Advance Understanding and Prediction of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current
The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced a new funding opportunity to provide up to $2.5 million in grants to foster innovative approaches that support its ongoing efforts to improve understanding and prediction of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Decadal Survey for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Presents Guidance to the Intelligence Community
A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends that the U.S. Intelligence Community make sustained collaboration with researchers in the social and behavioral sciences a key priority as it develops research objectives for the coming decade. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sodium and Potassium Dietary Reference Intake Values Updated in New Report; Introduces New Category for Sodium Based on Chronic Disease Risk Reduction
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reviews current evidence and updates intake recommendations known as the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for sodium and potassium that were established in 2005. Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium revises the Adequate Intakes (AIs), which are the best estimate of intakes assumed adequate for apparently healthy individuals. The report reaffirms the sodium AI for individuals ages 14-50, decreases the sodium AIs for children age 1-13, increases the sodium AIs for adults ages 51 and older, and decreases the potassium AIs for individ...
Source: News from the National Academies - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Breakthrough Solutions and Technologies Needed to Speed Cleanup of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Sites
A new report from the National Academies recommends changes in the way that the U.S. Department of Energy manages science and technology (S&T) development in order to accelerate the cleanup of radioactive waste and contaminated soil, groundwater, and facilities at U.S. nuclear weapons sites. A portion of DOE's technology development should focus on breakthrough solutions and technologies that can substantially reduce schedules, risks, and uncertainties in the cleanup, the report says. This effort should be managed by ARPA-E, a DOE division that has a record of investing in innovative solutions for complex technical cha...
Source: News from the National Academies - March 4, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Child Poverty Rate Could Be Cut in Half in Next Decade Following Proposals in New Expert Report
In light of the many costs generated by child poverty for the United States, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides evidence-based policy and program packages that could cut the child poverty rate by as much as 50 percent and increase employment and earnings among adults living in low-income families. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Improving EPA's Permitting Program for Industrial Stormwater Pollution
A new report from the National Academies offers guidance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to inform the next revision of a permit program that requires industries to manage stormwater to minimize discharges of pollutants to the environment. The report recommends several ways that EPA can strengthen the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) program to provide its intended environmental protection while balancing the overall burden of monitoring on industry. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tenth Anniversary of Landmark Report on Forensic Science
Ten years ago, Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward. This landmark report stimulated a national discussion about the need to reform forensic science, fostered a re-evaluation of how forensic evidence is reported in court, prompted increased funding for forensic science research, and inspired reforms in practice and procedure for forensic science professionals. The report also led to re-examinations of forensic techniques that are frequently used in criminal investigations. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 18, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academy of Sciences Elects Home Secretary and Councilors
Susan R. Wessler, distinguished professor of genetics and Neil and Rochelle Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education, University of California, Riverside, has been re-elected as home secretary for the National Academy of Sciences. Wessler will continue to be responsible for the membership activities of the Academy during her third four-year term. In addition, four members have been elected to serve on the Academy's governing Council for three years. All terms begin July 1. The new councilors are:• Patricia Kuhl, co-director of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences and the Bezos Family Fo...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Call for Creation of Research Policy Board
In a new Nature commentary, NAS President Marcia McNutt and several colleagues make the case for the creation of a U.S. advisory board for research integrity and quality, which would be"a central resource to which institutional leaders and other members of the scientific enterprise could turn for assistance in creating and sustaining cultures for reliable and efficient research." Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academy of Engineering Elects 86 Members and 18 Foreign Members
The National Academy of Engineering has elected 86 new members and 18 foreign members, announced NAE President C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., today. Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Partnerships Between NASA and Industry Can Support Lunar Exploration, Say Two New Reports
Renewed interest in exploration of the moon has the potential to benefit lunar science greatly and could evolve into a program facilitated by partnerships between commercial companies and NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD), say companion reports by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, the two reports find that the activities undertaken to date, although aligned with community consensus for lunar science priorities, do not replace missions recommended in the National Academies' most recent planetary science decadal survey and remain subject to many unknowns, such as the ability of st...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Message from the Presidents of the NAS, NAE, and NAM
Marcia McNutt, C. D. Mote, Jr., and Victor Dzau share their outlook for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2019.Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 4, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Agnes Kalibata to Receive Public Welfare Medal -- Academy's Most Prestigious Award
The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2019 Public Welfare Medal to agricultural scientist, policymaker, and visionary leader Agnes Kalibata"for her work to drive Africa's agricultural transformation through modern science and effective policy, helping to lift more than a million Rwandans out of poverty and scaling impacts for millions more African farmers." The medal is the Academy's most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good."Agnes Kalibata has long championed science and evidence as the basis for practical agricu...
Source: News from the National Academies - January 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Academies' Climate Communications Initiative Releases Strategic Plan
The National Academies established the Climate Communications Initiative (CCI) last year to enable their extensive work on climate science, impacts, and response options to inform decision-makers and the public more effectively. A new strategic plan, which will guide the CCI's efforts going forward, has been developed by an external advisory committee, in cooperation with an Academies staff team. The advisory committee -- composed of experts in climate science, public and environmental health, science education, communication research and practice, brand strategy, industry, policy, and decision making -- will provide ongoi...
Source: News from the National Academies - January 25, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news