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New Editor-in-Chief of PNAS Named


The National Academy of Sciences announced the appointment of May R. Berenbaum, professor and Swanlund Chair of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the official journal of the Academy.

Berenbaum, who was elected to the NAS in 1994 and has served on the PNAS editorial board since 1998, will begin the editorship on Jan. 1, 2019. Read More


NAM Executive Officer Receives Fries Prize for Improving Health


J. Michael McGinnis, the NAM Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer, received the 2018 Fries Prize for Improving Health award on Nov. 12 at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting. McGinnis was honored for his work to improve health by re-conceptualizing the nation’s perspective on leading health threats through the publication “The Actual Causes of Death in the United States,” and establishing the Healthy People process of national goals and objectives to target action..

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  • USAID PEER/Cervical Cancer Program applicationsThe PEER program announced a competition for $10.2 million in the form of two large grants to partnerships of U.S. and African health researchers who are seeking ways to lessen the burden of cervical cancer in Malawi or Mozambique. Deadline to apply for the grants is December 11.

  • New Video on Food AllergiesFood allergy is a complicated disease, and the science around prevention and management is changing. What are some promising approaches for improving the lives of people with food allergy? Watch this video to find out.

  • New Video The National Academy of Medicine has released a documentary video series to highlight local organizations advancing health equity by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents' health.

  • IF17.2 coverRead about recent activities and reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the latest issue of In Focus magazine.

  • Cultural ProgramsExplore relationships among the arts and sciences, engineering, and medicine through the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • The InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership has released a statement presenting recommendations for how effective education about climate change can be promoted in schools around the world.

  • Guidance for Academies on Sustainable Development GoalsA new publication from the InterAcademy Partnership explains why and how academies around the globe can support the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals.

  • New VideoFormer FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate discussed the agency’s whole-community approach to emergency management in an interview during a workshop hosted by the ResilientAmerica Roundtable.

  • Extreme EventUse award-winning game Extreme Event to start a conversation about building community resilience. Now in three scenarios: Hurricane, Flood, and Earthquake!

  • FRTRScientific research is vital and can bring remarkable results that save and improve lives. A new NAS series of articles and videos shows concrete examples of why scientific research is valuable.

  • International Activities and the National Academy of SciencesLearn about our various international efforts to help address global challenges.

  • cybersecurityWatch a video about an Academies report that looked at whether and how to professionalize the nation's rapidly evolving cybersecurity field.

  • Climatologist Richard AlleyClimatologist Richard Alley, an NAS member and professor of geosciences at Penn State, discussed on CNN what is causing the record-low temperatures in the United States and Canada.

  • report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating SurprisesWatch a video on the findings of the Academies report Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises.

  • FellowshipsWe offer several fellowship opportunities in science, engineering, and medicine. Visit our program websites for information on eligibility guidelines and application deadlines.

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