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NAS Annual Meeting 2016
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NAS Annual Meeting Begins

April 29 - The National Academy of Sciences will hold its 153rd annual meeting April 30 to May 3. NAS will video webcast selected presentations and ceremonies. Follow the annual meeting activities on Twitter @theNASciences and join the conversation #NAS153.

  • MEETING

    NAS Annual Meeting Begins

    April 29 - The National Academy of Sciences will hold its 153rd annual meeting April 30 to May 3. NAS will video webcast selected presentations and ceremonies. Follow the annual meeting activities on Twitter @theNASciences and join the conversation #NAS153.

  • NEW PUBLICATION

    Summary of a Symposium on Gain-of-Function Research

    April 29 - A new publication summarizes proceedings of a recent Academies symposium on “gain-of-function” research, which involves altering the capabilities of pathogens with pandemic potential.

  • NEW REPORT

    Reducing the Stigma of Mental and Substance Use Disorders

    April 20 – HHS should lead efforts to design, implement, and evaluate a national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with mental and substance use disorders, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Hepatitis B and C Could Be Eliminated
    as U.S. Public Health Problems

    April 11 - It is possible to end the transmission of hepatitis B and C and prevent further sickness and deaths from the diseases in the U.S., but time, considerable resources, and attention to various barriers will be required, says a new Academies report.

Cicerone Portrait Unveiled

NAS President Ralph Cicerone's official portrait, painted by Jon Friedman, was unveiled and presented to Cicerone Monday morning during the Academy's annual meeting.
Cicerone portrait

Webcast: Henry and Bryna David Lecture Spring 2016

Mary Waters, Harvard UniversityOn May 3 beginning at 5 p.m. EDT, watch the Henry and Bryna David Lecture Spring 2016 The War on Crime and the War on Immigrants: New Forms of Legal Exclusion and Discrimination in the U.S., to be delivered by Mary C. Waters, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology and former chair of sociology at Harvard University. This lecture series recognizes innovative research in the behavioral and social sciences.

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