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New Projects
The following projects have been undertaken by units of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. The latest information about current committee activities including project descriptions, committee rosters, and meeting information is now available in Current Projects.

Climate, Ecosystems, Infectious Diseases, and Human Health
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources; and Institute of Medicine. Project director: Laurie Geller. Chair: Donald Burke, director, Center for Immunization Research, and professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore. Sponsors: U.S. Global Change Research Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Electric Power Research Institute.

Mitigating Wetland Losses
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources. Project director: David Policansky. Chair: Joy Zedler, Aldo Leopold Chair in Restoration Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency.

Physics of the Universe
Board on Physics and Astronomy and Space Studies Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. Project director: Joel Parriott. Chair: Michael S. Turner, professor, University of Chicago and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Sponsors: NASA, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Department of Energy.

Regulating Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine. Project director: Marilyn Field. Chair: Walter Hierholzer, professor emeritus of internal medicine, infectious diseases, and epidemiology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Sponsor: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Tools and Strategies for Protecting Kids From Pornography and Their Applicability to Other Inappropriate Internet Content
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications; and Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Project directors: Herbert Lin and Michele Kipke. Chair: to be selected. Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Education, Microsoft Corp., Kellogg Foundation, and IBM. (See article on this new project.)

Training Needs of Health Professionals to Respond to Family Violence
Division of Social and Economic Studies, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Project director: Felicia Cohn. Chair: John Stobo, president, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Vice chair: Marla E. Salmon, dean, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta. Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


New Publications
Many of the institution's reports can be found online and ordered from the National Academy Press.


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