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The National Academies Press Makes All PDF Books Free to Download
Released: 6/2/2011

As of today all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press will be downloadable to anyone free of charge.

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IOM and NAE Launch Collegiate Challenge Aimed at Solving Health Problems Through Creative Technology Development
Released: 2/17/2011

'Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge' was launched today by the IOM and National Academy of Engineering to promote interaction among future health professionals, engineers, and scientists and to spur interest in harnessing new technologies and data to solve vexing health issues. The challenge calls on university and college students studying engineering, computer science, and health disciplines to work in interdisciplinary teams to transform health data into new mobile apps, online tools or games, or other innovative products that can improve health at the community level.

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ACGME Board of Directors Approved New Requirements for Residency Programs

On September 28, 2010, the ACGME Board of Directors approved new requirements for residency programs, including updated standards for resident duty hours, education, and supervision.

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Six Health Professionals Selected for Competitive Health Policy Fellowship Program

The IOM and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have selected six health professionals as the 2010-2011 RWJF Health Policy Fellows. The fellows will spend a year working in the executive branch or a congressional office with key responsibilities for health legislation and programs.

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The National Academies Announce Programs in Celebration of African American History Month
Released: 2/12/2010

In February, the National Academies will hold a series of events in celebration of African American History Month. The newly launched African American History Program website features in-depth biographies of African Americans who have made outstanding contributions to society through science, engineering, and medicine.

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Call for Nominations for 2010 National Academies Communication Awards
Released: 2/1/2010

The IOM, in conjunction with the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering, is accepting nominations for the 2010 National Academies Communication Awards. This award recognizes excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the public in 2009.

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