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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