Appendix D
Committees of the National Research Council

Office of International Affairs Division for International Organizations and Academy Cooperation

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Research Council (NRC) have a record of accomplishments in the international arena and have been leaders in encouraging and fostering international cooperation in research. The NAS complex brings to its international programs unique strengths, including access to a comprehensive range of interdisciplinary expertise and world-recognized quality and credibility. Its leadership in providing high-level, independent advice to the U.S. government makes it well situated to be a non-partisan voice for international cooperation and an active participant in global scientific affairs. Membership in international organizations, such as the International Council for Science (ICSU) and its member Unions, is a significant responsibility the institution has accepted as a service to the concerned U.S. scientific communities. Through its association with these international organizations, the Academy has facilitated participation in a broad range of collaborative research and information-sharing activities. These programs have advanced national interests as well as global science. The Office of International Affairs, Division for International Organizations and Academy Cooperation (IOAC) of the NRC serves as the focal point for the activities of the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.



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--> Appendix D Committees of the National Research Council Office of International Affairs Division for International Organizations and Academy Cooperation The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Research Council (NRC) have a record of accomplishments in the international arena and have been leaders in encouraging and fostering international cooperation in research. The NAS complex brings to its international programs unique strengths, including access to a comprehensive range of interdisciplinary expertise and world-recognized quality and credibility. Its leadership in providing high-level, independent advice to the U.S. government makes it well situated to be a non-partisan voice for international cooperation and an active participant in global scientific affairs. Membership in international organizations, such as the International Council for Science (ICSU) and its member Unions, is a significant responsibility the institution has accepted as a service to the concerned U.S. scientific communities. Through its association with these international organizations, the Academy has facilitated participation in a broad range of collaborative research and information-sharing activities. These programs have advanced national interests as well as global science. The Office of International Affairs, Division for International Organizations and Academy Cooperation (IOAC) of the NRC serves as the focal point for the activities of the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

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--> U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology The U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (USNC/IUBMB) represents the interests of U.S. biochemists and molecular biologists in international issues, promotes the advancement of the sciences of biochemistry and molecular biology, and helps to facilitate communication among scientists internationally. The programs of the USNC/IUBMB also emphasize the overlapping interests of academia, industry, and governments to stimulate worldwide capacity building efforts in the United States and other countries. 1998 Membership Roster Bettie Sue Masters, Chair Department of Biochemistry University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio Gregory Petsko, Vice-Chair Rosenstiel Basic Medical Science Research Center Brandeis University Don M. Carlson Department of Molecular and Cell Biology University of California, Davis Richard W. Hanson School of Medicine Case Western Reserve University George L. Kenyon Dean, College of Pharmacy University of Michigan Rowena Matthews Biophysics Research Division University of Michigan Cecil B. Pickett Executive Vice President Schering-Plough Research Institute George Stark Chairman Cleveland Clinic Foundation Jack E. Dixon, Ex-Officio Department of Biological Chemistry University of Michigan Jack F. Kirsch, Ex-Officio Department of Molecular & Cell Biology University of California, Berkeley

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--> U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) serves to build global interaction among research communities and promote advances in chemical sciences and technology at the international level. In the past several years, the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for IUPAC has played an important role in ''restructuring" IUPAC by setting a vision for reforms. Now the Union is strategically positioned to address relevant international issues in a timely, cost-effective manner. To define the relevant issues to be addressed, the USNC is reaching out to the professional societies and organizations for their input. By rebuilding the channels of communications, the committee will seek the involvement of the U.S. chemical communities to prioritize the international issues of concern and evoke a dialog to establish priority areas. The USNC/IUPAC projects also include the Young Observer Program, which seeks participation of outstanding young chemists in IUPAC committees, and the Company Associates Program, which involves the U.S. chemical companies. 1998 Membership Roster Slayton A. Evans Jr., Chair Department of Chemistry University of North Carolina D.H. Michael Bowen, Vice-Chair American Chemical Society (retired) Ned D. Heindel Department of Chemistry Lehigh University Michael Jaffe Research Division Hoechst Celanese (retired) Parry M. Norling Central Research and Development E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Jeanne Pemberton Department of Chemistry University of Arizona Edwin P. Przybylowicz Eastman Kodak Company (retired) Elsa Reichmanis Research Department Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories Geraldine S. Richmond Department of Chemistry University of Oregon Peter J. Stang Department of Chemistry University of Utah Joann Sullivan Office of Research and Development Medical University of South Carolina