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NEW REPORT

Commission Needed to Examine
Regulation of Human Subjects Research

June 29 - A new report that examines the regulations governing federally funded research recommends an independent, national commission to examine and update the ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks governing research involving human subjects.

  • NEW REPORT

    Commission Needed to Examine
    Regulation of Human Subjects Research

    June 29 - A new report that examines the regulations governing federally funded research recommends an independent, national commission to examine and update the ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks governing research involving human subjects.

  • NEW REPORT

    Integration of Military and Civilian Trauma Care Systems Needed

    June 17 - Across the military and civilian trauma care systems, the quality of care varies greatly, and up to 20 percent of U.S. trauma deaths could be prevented with better care, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Responsible Conduct of
    Gene Drive Research

    June 8 - Gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment and require more research in laboratories and highly controlled field trials, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Easier Access, More Affordable Options
    for Hearing Health Care Needed

    June 2 – Hearing loss is a significant public health concern, and efforts should be made to provide adults with easier access to and more affordable options for hearing health care, says a new Academies report.

Ralph J. Cicerone, NAS President 2005-2016

Ralph J. CiceroneOn June 30, Ralph J. Cicerone completes his second and final term as the 21st president of the National Academy of Sciences. Cicerone's leadership has ensured that the Academy's expert, independent scientific advice remains indispensable in helping find solutions to some of the nation's most pressing science and policy questions. Read More



Building Health, Resilient Gulf Communities

iStock Gulf mapThe Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has joined with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to establish a $10 million grants program to fund projects that enhance the science and practice of coastal community resilience in the Gulf of Mexico region. These projects will explore the interrelated health, social, environmental, and economic impacts of disasters and other environmental stressors and inform strategies to address these challenges in Gulf communities. Read More

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