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Supporting Parents of Young Children

July 20 - A new Academies report identifies a core set of parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices tied to positive parent-child interactions and outcomes for children from birth to age 8.

  • NEW REPORT

    Supporting Parents of Young Children

    July 20 - A new Academies report identifies a core set of parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices tied to positive parent-child interactions and outcomes for children from birth to age 8.

  • NEW REPORT

    Accounting for Disadvantaged Populations in Medicare's Value-Based Payments

    July 13 - A new Academies report says that Medicare's value-based payment programs could take into account social risk factors but any proposal to do so will entail both advantages and disadvantages that need to be carefully considered.

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    NAS Announces New Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

    July 13 - The National Academy of Sciences announced today the creation of a new prize, the NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences, to be presented annually beginning in 2017 with an award of $100,000.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Marcia McNutt Takes Office as
    22nd NAS President

    June 30 - On July 1, Marcia McNutt begins a six-year term as the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences. She succeeds Ralph J. Cicerone, who served two terms as NAS president.

Simon "Si" Ramo (1913-2016)

Simon "Si" Ramo Co-founder of TRW, giant of the aerospace industry, and chief architect of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missile system, Simon Ramo passed away on June 27, 2016, at the age of 103. Ramo was the last living member of the National Academy of Engineering's 1964 founding class. He was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, elected to membership in 1973. Los Angeles Times Obituary | Caltech Tribute

Educational Modules for Professional-School Students

A series of educational modules has been developed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to help students in professional schools -- law, public policy, medicine, journalism, and business -- understand science and its role in decision making. The nine sample modules, which explore topics such as shale gas development ("fracking"), vaccines, forensic pattern evidence, and scientific modeling, are intended for use by professional-school faculty who wish to help their students understand basic scientific principles and approaches and assess the evidence underlying scientific claims. Read More

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