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Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - August 2022

July 27, 2022

“Reports & Events” is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

New Report Calls for Expanded PFAS Testing for People With History of Elevated Exposure, Offers Advice for Clinical Treatment

July 27, 2022

Testing for exposure to PFAS — chemicals used in a broad range of consumer products for decades — should be offered to patients who are likely to have a history of elevated exposure. A new report provides advice to the CDC on how clinicians can interpret test results and deliver follow-up care.

Growing the Impacts of Climate-Smart Agriculture

July 25, 2022

A range of ‘climate-smart’ farming practices have the potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and help sequester carbon dioxide emitted by other parts of the economy. A recent webinar explored how to expand use of these practices.

The Importance of Chemical Research to the U.S. Economy — New Report

July 20, 2022

Maintaining U.S. leadership in chemical research will require continued and sustained support — including federal agency funding for chemical research projects, private investment in research and development, and efforts to attract international research talent.

Gulf Research Program Launches Initiative to Improve Sea Level Rise Predictions in the Gulf of Mexico

July 20, 2022

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced $4.6 million in awards to support three project teams undertaking research to improve the forecasting of sea level rise along the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Winners Selected for the 2021-2022 TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

July 19, 2022

The Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has selected winners for its annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. Now in its 16th year, the prestigious competition encourages students to design innovative and practical solutions to challenges at airports.

Renewing U.S. Infrastructure for Resilience and Equity

July 17, 2022

The recently passed bipartisan infrastructure law is poised to enable nationwide investments in roads, bridges, broadband, and more. A new National Academies initiative aims to help states, regions, and communities coordinate their investments and maximize the benefits.

Two Decades of EngineerGirl - Building a More Diverse Field

July 5, 2022

Roadblocks to pursuing a career in engineering can appear early in life. For 20 years, NAE’s EngineerGirl program has worked to help overcome these obstacles by reinforcing young women’s interest in engineering and connecting them with the larger STEM community.

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - July 2022

June 27, 2022

“Reports & Events” is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade Could Worsen Reproductive Health in U.S., Exacerbate Health Inequities

June 23, 2022

In a statement, National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt and National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau said that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade “will likely make it even more difficult for women to access high-quality health care in this country.”

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