Two NCI Nurses Selected as AAN Fellows
Criteria for selection to the Academy include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which nominees' nursing careers influence health policies for the benefit of all Americans.
President's Cancer Panel Examines Lifestyles
Meetings of the President's Cancer Panel are free, open to the public, and require no registration. For more information on these meetings or the Panel itself, go to http://pcp.cancer.gov or contact Karen Parker at 301-452-9462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIH to Host Conference on Health Disparities
The conference will focus on three broad areas influencing health disparities: policy, prevention, and health care. It will emphasize basic research on the behavioral, social, and biomedical pathways giving rise to disparities in health, as well as applied research on the development, testing, and delivery of interventions to reduce disparities in these three areas.
The agenda and registration information are available at http://obssr.od.nih.gov/HealthDisparities/index.html.
Surgeon General's Term Ends
The report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General, found that even brief secondhand smoke exposure can cause immediate harm to people's health. The report noted that the only way to fully protect nonsmokers from the dangerous chemicals in secondhand smoke is to eliminate smoking indoors.