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  • Cancer Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Consensus Study
    Low- and middle-income countries face challenges and opportunities in spending scarce resources on cancer control, from prevention, screening, and treatment, to relieving the pain and other symptoms that often accompany a death from cancer. The goal ...
  • The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health Award
    The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health is awarded annually to individuals, groups, or organizations in order to recognize outstanding achievement in improving mental health services, research, or public policy.
  • Joint U.S.-Mexico Workshop on Childhood Obesity Prevention Stand Alone Workshop
    The IOM, in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, convened a two-day workshop to explore common issues and the potential for collaboration in the area of preventing childhood obesity in populations of Mexican origin.
  • Prevention of HIV Infection among Injecting Drug Users in High Risk Countries Consensus Study
    The committee will review the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of strategies to prevent HIV transmission occurring through the use of contaminated injecting equipment by injecting drug users.
  • Dietary Reference Intakes: Framing the Next Generation Stand Alone Workshop
    The symposium, sponsored by the Food and Nutrition Board, will consider mechanisms and criteria for deciding when to review a DRI. Vitamin D will be discussed as a case study. We invite you to attend and participate in shaping the next phase of...
  • Measures to Enhance the Effectiveness of CDC Quarantine Station Expansion Plan for U.S. Ports of Entry Consensus Study
    As public health faces the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century, the federal government has provided funding to expand the number and scope of stations in the quarantine station network. Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Advances in Technology and the Prevention of their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Agents Consensus Study
    This study (conducted jointly with the National Research Council) will examine current trends and future objectives of research in public health, life sciences, and biomedical science that contain applications relevant to developments in biological...
  • The Economics of Antimalarials Consensus Study
    Malaria remains the leading killer of children in Africa and a significant cause of morbidity among adults and children in Africa, Asia, and focally, in other parts of the world. Resistance to inexpensive antimalarial drugs is widespread, and few...
  • International Nutrition - Vitamin C in Food Aid Commodities Consensus Study
    The purpose of this study was to address the cost-effectiveness and advisability of increasing the level of vitamin C used to fortify selected food aid commodities (wheat-soy blend and corn-soy blend) provided by the US. Agency for International...
  • Implications of Dioxin in the Food Supply Consensus Study
    An Institute of Medicine committee conducted a study to review the scientific evidence of the impact of dioxin and dioxin-like compounds on the safety of the U.S. food supply.