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Global Health Risk Framework: Workshop Summaries

Since the 2014 Ebola outbreak, many public- and private-sector leaders have seen a need for improved management of global public health emergencies. The effects of the Ebola epidemic go well beyond the three hardest-hit countries and beyond the health sector. Education, child protection, commerce, transportation, and human rights have all suffered.

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National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine Announce Initiative on Human Gene Editing

The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine are launching a major initiative to guide decision making about controversial new research involving human gene editing.

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NIH Accepts IOM Recommendations to Streamline Review of Clinical Gene Transfer Protocols

The NIH will now follow the IOM's criteria to minimize the number of gene transfer protocols that are reviewed by the RAC.

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What You Read in 2013

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2013.

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Susan G. Komen® Announces $4.5 Million in Grants

Susan G. Komen® announced $4.5 million in new research grants to examine environmental exposures and links to breast cancer on August 1, 2013. The

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  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
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  • Preguntas y Respuestas (PDF)
  • Table: Opportunities for Action (PDF, HTML)
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New IOM Report Highlights PEPFAR's Successes, Calls on Initiative to Intensify Efforts to Enhance Partner Countries' Management of Programs and to Improve Prevention
Released: 2/20/2013

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved and improved millions of lives worldwide and offered proof that HIV/AIDS services can be effectively delivered on a large scale even in countries with high rates of disease and resource constraints, says a new congressionally mandated evaluation conducted by the Institute of Medicine.

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IOM Evaluation of PEPFAR to Release Feb. 20
Released: 2/15/2013

Evaluation of PEPFAR, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, presents the results of an assessment of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief as requested by Congress in its reauthorization of funding for the initiative in 2008. The report includes recommendations for how PEPFAR and its partner countries can most effectively sustain and advance gains made in preventing and treating the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide. Congress will review the initiative later this year.

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What You Read 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2012.

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What You're Reading - April 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of April, 2012.

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IOM Report Identifies Public Health Actions for Improving the Lives of Those With Epilepsy
Released: 3/30/2012

An estimated 2.2 million people in the United States live with epilepsy, a complex brain disorder characterized by sudden and often unpredictable seizures. The highest rate of onset occurs in children and older adults, and it affects people of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, yet this common disorder is widely misunderstood. Epilepsy refers to a spectrum of disorders with seizures that vary in type, cause, severity, and frequency. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what measures to take if they witness a seizure. A new report from the Institute of Medicine highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy and recommends actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy and their families and promoting better understanding of the disorder.

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