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A new program is seeking to build Liberia's clinical research capacity and support the training of Liberian physicians -- particularly those charged with addressing the health care needs of Ebola survivors. For more information, visit PEER Liberia.
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In the July 25, 2017 edition of PNAS, Thomas D. Albright, co-chair of the committee that authored our 2014 report Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification, discusses the scientific issues that emerged from the study and how the issues led to recommendations for additional research, best practices for law enforcement, and use of eyewitness evidence by the courts.
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We are pleased to welcome the new Senior Director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program, Vaughan Turekian. He's transitioning from serving as the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, where he's been since September 2015. Read Dr. Turekian's full biography.
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The Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit dedicated its July 27-30 meeting to "The History and Future of Forensic Science." The meeting highlighted ground-breaking reports on Forensic Science and Eyewitness Identification, and the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence
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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Liberia
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Why Eyewitnesses Fail - Report Featured in PNAS
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New Senior Director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
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August 15, 2017
Jefferson Science Lecture with Dr. Karen Lips
Lecture Series

September 26, 2017
The Role of Advanced Technologies in Structural Engineering for More Resilient Communities

December 7-8, 2017
Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict: The Role of Scientists, Engineers & Health Professionals

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