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Financial structure of early childhood edu. Requires overhaul to make it accessible and affordable

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) High-quality early care and education (ECE) is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, but the current financing structure...Show More Summary

New Report Proposes Framework for Policymakers to Address Debate Over Encryption

by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a framework for evaluating proposals to provide authorized government agencies with access to unencrypted versions of encrypted communications and other data. Show More Summary

NAS announces launch of the LabX Public Engagement Program

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) In keeping with its mission to communicate the nature, values, and judgments of science to the public, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is launching LabX, a public engagement...Show More Summary

Bentley University study shows NIH spent >$100 billion on basic science for new medicines

(Bentley University) Federally funded research contributed to the science underlying all new medicines approved by the FDA from 2010-2016, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Bentley...Show More Summary

National Academy of Engineering Elects 83 members and 16 foreign members

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 83 new members and 16 foreign members, announced NAE President C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., today. This brings the total US membership to 2,293 and the number of foreign members to 262.

National Academy of Medicine Names a Leader of Mount Sinai's Arnhold Institute for Global Health to Inaugural Emerging Leaders Program

Sandeep Kishore, MD, PhD, Associate Director, The Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been named as a member of The National Academy of Medicine's (NAM's) first Emerging Leaders Forum

New report evaluates the VA's mental health services, finds substantial unmet need

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) While the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides mental health care of comparable or superior quality to care provided in private and non-VA public sectors, accessibility...Show More Summary

11 key findings from one of the most comprehensive reports ever on the health effects of vaping

Millions of Americans vape, but little is known about the comprehensive health effects of e-cigarettes. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine aimed to address that dearth of knowledge with a new report on e-cigs. In...Show More Summary

National Academies' Gulf Research Program awards $5.3 million to enhance environmental restoration outcomes

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced grant awards for seven new projects totaling $5.3 million. Five...Show More Summary

Vaping isn’t just uncool, new study says it’s also addictive

A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says that vaping e-cigarettes that contain nicotine can be addictive. The report also noted evidence that vaping can be a gateway to smoking actual cigarettes,...Show More Summary

New report one of the most comprehensive studies on health effects of e-cigarettes

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine takes a comprehensive look at evidence on the human health effects of e-cigarettes. Show More Summary

Paul Farmer to receive National Academy of Sciences' most prestigious award

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2018 Public Welfare Medal to physician, anthropologist, and humanitarian Paul Farmer for 'pioneering enduring, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings in the US and other countries.'

Challenges and research for an evolving aviation system

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A comprehensive aviation safety system as envisioned by NASA would require integration of a wide range of systems and practices, including building an in-time aviation safety...Show More Summary

Science panel's sweeping recommendations on drunken driving

The nation's more than 10,000 drunken driving deaths a year are "entirely preventable," according to a government-commissioned report released Wednesday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Here … Click to Continue »

What can be done to prevent alcohol-impaired driving fatalaties?

(American College of Physicians) A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) outlines a framework for preventing alcohol-impaired driving fatalities.

Accelerating progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the US. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- fromShow More Summary

Prasad Raghavendra, David Steurer to receive Michael and Sheila Held prize from the NAS

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences will award the first annual Michael and Sheila Held Prize to Prasad Raghavendra, associate professor of electrical engineering and computerShow More Summary

Air Force Science and Technology Engagement Summit -- Jan. 18

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host the Air Force Science and Technology Engagement Summit, to be held on Thursday, Jan. 18. Sponsored by...Show More Summary

More than 130 organizations join the Nat. Academy of Medicine in committing to clinician well-ceing

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced that more than 130 organizations across the US -- including associations, hospital and medical systems, universities, and professional societies -- have joined NAM in declaring their commitment to reducing burnout and promoting well-being among clinicians.

National Academies report “dire need” for robust occupational health surveillance system

A report released on January 9 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls on federal and state agencies to establish and strengthen the systems for assembling data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and exposure to hazards and then using the information for prevention. The 12-person committee included public health researchers, state officials, as [...]

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