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  • Assessment of Studies of Health Outcomes Related to the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule Consensus Study
    The IOM will conduct an independent assessment surrounding the feasibility of studying health outcomes in children who were vaccinated according to the CDC recommended schedule and those who were not.
  • Review of Adverse Effects of Vaccines Consensus Study
    The committee will review the epidemiological, clinical, and biological evidence regarding adverse health events associated with specific vaccines covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Respirator Users Consensus Study
    the IOM committee will review the 2004 NIOSH report "Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Respirator Users." The committee will examine the adequacy and validity of the NIOSH stud, the data collected, and the...
  • Sleep Medicine and Research Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine proposes to convene a committee of experts to identify the public health significance of sleep, sleep loss, and sleep disorders; barriers and opportunities for improving interdisciplinary research and medical education and...
  • Postmarket Surveillance of Pediatric Medical Devices Consensus Study
    In response to a provision in the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002, an IOM committee will examine the system under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for postmarket surveillance of medical devices to assess whether the...
  • Clinical Research Involving Children Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will review and consider federal regulations, federally prepared or supported reports, federally supported evidence-based research, and other sources of available information related to research involving children.
  • Evaluation of the Addition of Ingredients New to Infant Formula Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine, through its Food and Nutrition Board, will conduct a 24-month study that will be a thorough and comprehensive review of the evidence base for the safety of ingredients new to oral formulas for term infants.
  • Proposed Definition of Dietary Fiber Consensus Study
    The panel developed a proposed definition for dietary fiber, based on review of other proposed definitions and those currently in use by the Canadian and U.S. governments.