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Featured Reports From the 2011 Report to Congress

The 2011 Report to Congress presents highlights of the work of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. We examined many and diverse issues in 2011, and in all, completed nearly 450 studies and projects.

Links to the 20 reports featured in the Report to Congress are provided below.


Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment, Phase I: Improving Accuracy, Second Edition


Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Promoting Healthier Choices


Medical Devices and the Public's Health: The FDA 510(k) Clearance Process at 35 Years


Essential Health Benefits: Balancing Coverage and Cost


Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations


Advancing Oral Health in America


Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity


A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas


Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


Federal Funding of Transportation Improvements in BRAC Cases


The Effects of Commuting on Pilot Fatigue


Macondo Well-Deepwater Horizon Blowout: Lessons for Offshore Drilling Safety


Evaluating Testing, Costs, and Benefits of Advanced Spectroscopic Portals Final Report


Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letters


Limiting Future Collision Risk to Spacecraft: An Assessment of NASA's Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Programs


The National Weather Service Modernization and Associated Restructuring: A Retrospective Assessment


Renewable Fuel Standard: Potential Economic and Environmental Effects of U.S. Biofuel Policy


Review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Draft IRIS Assessment of Formaldehyde


America's Climate Choices


A Review of the Use of Science and Adaptive Management in California's Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan