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ANNOUNCEMENT

Marcia McNutt Takes Office as
22nd NAS President

June 30 - On July 1, Marcia K. 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.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Marcia McNutt Takes Office as
    22nd NAS President

    June 30 - On July 1, Marcia K. 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.

  • NEW REPORT

    Commission Needed to Examine
    Regulation of Human Subjects Research

    June 29 - A new report that examines the regulations governing federally funded research recommends an independent, national commission to examine and update the ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks governing research involving human subjects.

  • NEW REPORT

    Integration of Military and Civilian Trauma Care Systems Needed

    June 17 - Across the military and civilian trauma care systems, the quality of care varies greatly, and up to 20 percent of U.S. trauma deaths could be prevented with better care, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Responsible Conduct of
    Gene Drive Research

    June 8 - Gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment and require more research in laboratories and highly controlled field trials, says a new Academies report.

Ralph J. Cicerone, NAS President 2005-2016

Ralph J. CiceroneOn June 30, Ralph J. Cicerone completes his second and final term as the 21st president of the National Academy of Sciences. Cicerone's leadership has ensured that the Academy's expert, independent scientific advice remains indispensable in helping find solutions to some of the nation's most pressing science and policy questions. Read More



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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