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Nobel Prize Summit on Countering Misinformation and Building Trust in Science To Be Held May 24-26

February 1, 2023

Nobel Prize laureates and other esteemed experts and leaders will gather at “Truth, Trust and Hope” for a global dialogue on how to stop misinformation from eroding public trust in science. Hosted by NAS and the Nobel Foundation, the summit takes place May 24-26 in Washington, D.C., and virtually.

Untangling Why Critical Drug and Medical Supply Shortages Keep Happening

January 30, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on the continuing, decades-long problem of medical product supply chain disruptions. Drug and medical device shortages — life-threatening for some — also affect the entire U.S health care system, costing millions of dollars annually. New resources from the National Academies offer insights.

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - February 2023

January 26, 2023

“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.

Supply of Native Seeds Insufficient to Meet the Needs of Current and Future Ecological Restoration Projects, Says New Report

January 25, 2023

The insufficient supply of seeds from native plants is a major barrier to ecological restoration and other revegetation projects across the U.S., especially as climate change increases the possibility of extreme weather events that can damage natural areas.

National Academies’ Roundtable on Macroeconomics and Climate-Related Risks and Opportunities to Hold First Public Meeting on Jan. 23

January 19, 2023

A new roundtable will hold its first public meeting on Jan. 23 to discuss challenges associated with incorporating climate change into the macroeconomic analyses used for federal policymaking. The roundtable’s activities will inform a new White House interagency working group.

National Wastewater Surveillance for Infectious Diseases Worthy of Further Investment, Says New

January 18, 2023

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, wastewater surveillance has provided advance indications of community-level outbreaks, sometimes weeks before other indicators. A new report says that wastewater surveillance is worthy of investment and outlines a vision for the future of a national system.

Toward a More Just U.S. Energy System

January 16, 2023

Shalanda Baker, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, delivered a lecture in December on racial injustice in the U.S. energy system and opportunities for change during the transition away from fossil fuels.

Secretaries of Energy and Transportation Discuss Getting to ‘Net-Zero’ in U.S. Transportation During TRB’s 2023 Annual Meeting

January 11, 2023

Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took the stage at the 2023 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board to discuss the federal government’s plan to reach “net-zero” carbon emissions in the U.S. transportation sector by 2050.

Gulf Research Program Announces Early-Career Research Fellows in Offshore Energy Safety and Education Research

January 10, 2023

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today its 2022-2024 cohorts of Early-Career Research Fellows in the Offshore Energy Safety and Education Research tracks.

New Report Proposes Criteria the Department of Defense Could Use to Determine Whether a College or University that Hosts a Confucius Institute May Receive DOD Funding

January 9, 2023

Confucius Institutes are Chinese government-funded language and culture centers located worldwide. A new report proposes a set of criteria for the U.S. Department of Defense to consider in developing a waiver process that would potentially allow U.S. institutions of higher education to receive DOD funding while hosting a Confucius Institute.

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