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  • Sex-Specific Reporting of Scientific Research: A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    In response to a recommendation made in IOM's report, Women's Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise, the Office of Research on Women's Health at the National Institutes of Health has requested the IOM to hold a one day scientific workshop ...
  • Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts Stand Alone Workshop
    An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two-day workshop on the public health implications of food deserts. In this context, food desert is defined as a rural or urban low-income neighborhood or community with limited access to affordable and...
  • Women's Health Research Consensus Study
    The IOM’s study on women’s health research will examine recent findings in women’s health and how women, providers, and the public receive health information.
  • Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research Stand Alone Workshop
    the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council appointed a committee to access the current state of knowledge of the medical risks of human oocyte donation for stem cell research.
  • Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will define and address the health related and economic consequences of premature birth.
  • New Frontiers in Contraceptive Research Consensus Study
    The IOM has launched a new study to explore novel approaches to contraceptive research and development.
  • Saving Women's Lives: Strategies for Improving Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Consensus Study
    The National Cancer Policy Board, in collaboration with the Board on Science and Technology and Economic Policy, has launched a new study to explore the most effective strategies for accelerating the flow of medical innovations from the stage of...
  • Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients Consensus Study
    The Food and Nutrition Board's (FNB's) Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Standing Committee has recently established the Panel on Macronutrients to review and evaluate the scientific literature and interpret the depth of current knowledge on protein,...
  • Panel on Folate, Other B Vitamins, and Choline Consensus Study
    This panel reviewed the scientific literature on folate and its synthetic form (folic acid) and on other B vitamins to evaluate human requirements and relationships with chronic conditions, and examined dietary and supplement intake data for these...