National Academies advisory: Nov. 19 public briefing on interdisciplinary research


FACILITATING INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH, new from the National Academies, examines current interdisciplinary research efforts in the United States, and recommends ways to encourage more collaboration among scientists from different fields. The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing.


Noon EST, Friday, Nov. 19, in Room 100 of the Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast of the briefing and submit questions using an e-mail form at (The webcast requires RealPlayer software, available free at For more information on setup and hardware requirements, see the Web site.)


  • NANCY ANDREASEN (co-chair), Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
  • THEODORE L. BROWN (co-chair), founding director emeritus, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • MARY LOU ZOBACK, senior research scientist, Earthquake Hazards Team, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.

    REPORTERS: OBTAIN A COPY OR REGISTER TO ATTEND by contacting the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail [email protected]. Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EST on Thursday, Nov. 18. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE NOON EST ON FRIDAY, NOV. 19.

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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