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2008 Fellows in the News

On December 22, Diana Zuckerman, 1983-84 APA Congressional Fellow, was quoted in a New York Times article entitled "Some Hidden Choices in Breast Reconstruction".

September 23rd, Wired magazine announced The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen ToMontgomery McFate, 2003-05 Defense Policy Fellow, was listed as 5th for her use of Anthropology in Military Planning.

On September 10th, the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA), a bipartisan center for national security studies, hosted a press conference with PSA Advisory Board members and 9/11 Commissioners Rep Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN) and Sen. Slade Gorton (R-WA) to unveil our WMD Report Card. Margaret Kosal, Assistant Professor in the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy at Georgia Tech and 2005-07 Defense Policy Fellow, wrote one of the three supporting papers for the Report Card.

On September 9th, Nancy L. Jones, Planning and Evaluation Specialist for the NIH, Adjunct Associate Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and 2005-07 NIH Science Policy Fellow, gave a talk entitled "A Code of Ethics for Life Sciences - Do we need a Hippocratic Oath for Biomedical Researchers?" at the Bioethics Interest Group meetings at the Natcher Center.

On September 5th, Margaret Kosal, Assistant Professor in the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy at Georgia Tech and 2005-07 Defense Policy Fellow, briefed a 9-member commission headed by former Senator Bob Graham that has been tasked with evaluating Federal government activities to reduce the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Kosal conveyed her assessment of policies intended to reduce the threats posed by chemical weapons proliferation, improvised chemical terrorism, and issues of threats from emerging technologies. This briefing will inform the Commission as they prepare to make their report to Congress in November of 2008.

The articles "Government 2.0: An Insider’s Perspective" and "Government 2.0: A Theory of Social Government" by Mark Drapeau, 2006-08 NDGS Fellow, were published on He was also interviewed on the Buzz Bin Blog, "Musings and analysis on marketing, buzz, PR and Washington, DC".

On July 29th, the Surgeon General acknowledged the efforts of Renaisa Anthony, 2007-08 Health, Education and Human Services Fellow, in planning the Surgeon General's Conference on the Prevention of Preterm Birth at the 2008 Commissioned Corps Promotion and Awards Ceremony.

On July 28th, 2008 at 6:30 pm, Dahlia Sokolov, professional staff for the House Committee on Science and Technology and 2004-05 AIP Congressional Fellow, spoke at an AWIS Networking Dinner. She discussed the legislative process and her experience working for the House of Representatives. For more information, click here.

Diane Hannemann, 2006-07 Health, Education and Human Services Fellow and 2007-09 Diplomacy Fellow, has been selected to receive the 2008 National Institutes of Health Director's Award for her efforts last year as a member of the NIH Biennial Report Leadership Team while a fellow in the Office of the Director, Office of Science Policy Analysis.

James Fleming, 2006-07 AAAS Revelle Fellow, is interviewed in Robert Greene’s documentary, “Owning the Weather” to discuss climate control. “Owning the Weather” will be shown at the Maine International Film Festival which occurs July 11th through the 20th. For more information, click here.

Five current AAAS Fellows, Kiki JenkinsAnne FischerJosé ZambranaTiffani Bailey Lash andJanis Johnston were commended in the July 9th article “AAAS Policy Fellows Discuss Ways to Increase Diversity in S&T Workforce”, for their efforts in organizing a "Championing Diversity in Science and Engineering" workshop for their colleagues.

On July 7th, Mark Drapeau, 2006-08 National Defense & Global Security Fellow, delivered the keynote talk at the 44th Annual Golf Tournament of the LA Council of the AeA, in Calabasas, CA. His speech, a Washingtonian's view on innovation and STEM education, can be seen here.

On June 3rd, "Whale communication and culture" by Joe Roman, 2005-06 EPA Environmental Fellow, was posted on the Encyclopedia of the Earth website.

On May 12th at the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) Annual Meeting, ABIS awarded David E. Blockstein, Senior Scientist at the National Council for Science and the Environment and 1987-1988 AIBS/ASZ Congressional Fellow, the 2008 Outstanding Service Award for his contributions to the biological sciences. For more information, click here.

Emily Monosson, 1988-89 Environmental Fellow facilitated an afternoon discussion of women, motherhood and the sciences, at Cornell University on May 9th. Accompanying her will be several other contributors from her new collection of personal stories entitled Motherhood, The Elephant in the Laboratory. For more information about the upcoming event, click here.

Emily Monosson, 1988-89 Environmental Fellow at the EPA, recently published her edited volume,Motherhood, The Elephant in the Laboratory. This book grew out of a discussion on the Former Fellow listserv about combining family with a career in science. For more information about the book, please see her blog.

On March 19th, Kohl S. Gill, Senior Analyst and 2006-08 EEANR Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, presented "The Right to Information Act in India: Implications for International Development Work" for Society for International Development - Washington’s Education for Development Workgroup. For more information, click here.

Alex Bradley, 2006-07 Diplomacy Fellow at the State Department and Senior Research Chemist at DuPont, delivered “Next-Generation Ambassadors: Scientists at the State Department” for the ACS Delaware Section Science Café on March 6.

Mark Drapeau, 2006-08 NDGS Fellow at the Department of Defense, was the lead author of "So Many Zebras, So Little Time: Ecological Models and Counterinsurgency Operations" in the February 2008 edition of the National Defense University's publication, Defense Horizons. The paper describes a theoretical framework of resource competition for understanding unconventional warfare.

Kathleen A. McGinty, 1989-90 ACS Congressional Fellow and Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, delivered The Hans Landsberg Memorial Lecture on February 6th.

On January 30, the nationally syndicated radio series Isla Earth will broadcast a segment about G.S. Callendar, the scientist who established the carbon dioxide theory of climate change. The show will be web cast and the script will be available at The show features the The Callendar Effect (Boston: AMS Books, 2007), the award-winning book by James Fleming, 2006-07 AAAS Revelle Fellow.