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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine and . 1999. Risks and Opportunities: Synthesis of Studies on Adolescence. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9721.
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Risks and Opportunities

SYNTHESIS OF STUDIES ON ADOLESCENCE

Forum on Adolescence

Michele D. Kipke, Editor

Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

National Research Council and

Institute of Medicine

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
Washington, D.C.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine and . 1999. Risks and Opportunities: Synthesis of Studies on Adolescence. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9721.
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Suggested citation: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (1999). “Risks and Opportunities: Synthesis of Studies on Adolescence.” Forum on Adolescence. Michele D. Kipke, Editor. Board on Children, Youth, and Families. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine and . 1999. Risks and Opportunities: Synthesis of Studies on Adolescence. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9721.
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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

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Institute of Medicine

National Research Council

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The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bruce M. Alberts and Dr. William A. Wulf are chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the National Research Council.

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FORUM ON ADOLESCENCE

DAVID HAMBURG (Chair),

Carnegie Corporation of New York

(President Emeritus)

HUDA AKIL,

Mental Health Research Institute, University of Michigan

CHERYL ALEXANDER,

Center for Adolescent Health, Johns Hopkins University

CLAIRE BRINDIS,

Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco

GREG DUNCAN,

Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

JACQUELYNNE ECCLES,

School of Education, University of Michigan

ABIGAIL ENGLISH,

Adolescent Health Care Project, National Center for Youth Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

EUGENE GARCIA,

School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

HELENE KAPLAN,

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, New York City

IRIS F. LITT,

Division of Adolescent Medicine, Stanford University

JOHN MERROW,

The Merrow Report, New York City

ANNE C. PETERSEN,

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Michigan

KAREN PITTMAN,

International Youth Foundation, Baltimore

ANNE PUSEY,

Jane Goodall Institute's Center, University of Minnesota

MICHAEL RUTTER,

Institute of Psychiatry, University of London

STEPHEN A. SMALL,

Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison

BEVERLY DANIEL TATUM,

Office of the Dean, Mt. Holyoke College

CAMILLE ZUBRINSKY CHARLES,

Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

BARUCH FISCHHOFF (liaison from Institute of Medicine Council),

Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

ELEANOR E. MACCOBY (liaison from Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education),

Department of Psychology (emeritus), Stanford University

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Michele D. Kipke, Director

Elena Nightingale, Scholar-in-Residence

Amy Gawad, Project Assistant

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BOARD ON CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES

JACK P. SHONKOFF (Chair),

Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University

DAVID V.B. BRITT,

Children's Television Workshop, New York City

LARRY BUMPASS,

Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin

SHEILA BURKE,

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

DAVID CARD,

Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

KEVIN GRUMBACH,

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Primary Care Research Center, University of California, San Francisco

MAXINE HAYES,

Department of Community and Family Health, Washington State Department of Health

MARGARET HEAGARTY,

Department of Pediatrics, Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University

ALETHA C. HUSTON,

Department of Human Ecology, University of Texas, Austin

RENEE JENKINS,

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University

SHEILA KAMERMAN,

School of Social Work, Columbia University

SANDERS KORENMAN,

School of Public Affairs, Baruch College

CINDY LEDERMAN,

Circuit Court, Juvenile Justice Center, Dade County, Florida

SARA McLANAHAN,

Office of Population Research, Princeton University

VONNIE McLOYD,

Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan

PAUL NEWACHECK,

Institute of Health Policy Studies and Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco

DEBORAH STIPEK,

Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles

PAUL WISE,

Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

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EVAN CHARNEY (liaison from IOM Council),

Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School

RUTH T. GROSS (liaison from IOM Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention), Professor of Pediatrics Emerita,

Stanford University

ELEANOR E. MACCOBY (liaison from Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education),

Department of Psychology, Stanford University

Michele Kipke, Director

Deborah Phillips, Director (through June 1998)

Mary Graham, Associate Director of Dissemination and Communications

Elena Nightingale, Scholar-in-Residence

Mary Strigari, Administrative Associate

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RISK AND OPPORTUNITIES

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This report constitutes one of the first activities of the Forum on Adolescence, a cross-cutting activity of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies. Established under the auspices of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, the forum's overaching mission is to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate scientific research on critical national issues that relate to youth and their families, as well as to disseminate research and its policy and programmatic implications. The goals of the forum are to: (1) review and establish the science base on adolescent health and development and make efforts to foster this development; (2) identify new directions and support for research in this area, approaching research as a resource to be developed cumulatively over time; (3) showcase new research, programs, and policies that have demonstrated promise in improving the health and well-being of adolescents; (4) convene and foster collaborations among individuals who represent diverse viewpoints and backgrounds, with a view to enhancing the quality of leadership in this area; and (5) disseminate research on adolescence and its policy implications to a wide array of audiences, from the scientific community to the lay public.

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