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Biomedical and Health Research

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The Role of Researchers in Protecting Their Research From Disasters

When disaster strikes an academic biomedical research laboratory, the potentially catastrophic impacts may be felt at many levels, from individual researchers to the scientific enterprise as a whole. Likewise, actors at all levels of the academic biomedical research community have a role to play in preparing for disasters and contributing to a culture of preparedness and resilience. A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine outlines the actions that researchers—and others—can take to enhance the disaster resilience of the academic biomedical research community.

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July 15, 2019

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can access, comprehend, and use information to make health care decisions. However, estimates suggest that more than one-third of the U.S. adult population has low health literacy. Inadequate health literacy can make it difficult for individuals to ...

June 26, 2019

On June 26 and 27, 2019, the National Academies' Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice will host a two-day public workshop exploring issues related to brain health throughout the life span, from birth through old age.