NIEHS Centers for Nanotechnology Health Implications Research (NCNHIR) - July 2012
The NIEHS Centers for Nanotechnology Health Implications Research (NCNHIR) Consortium was established in 2010 to support efforts to understand how physical and chemical characteristics of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) influence their interactions with biological systems and how these effects impact human health.
The NCNHIR Consortium is an interdisciplinary program consisting 5 U19 and 3 U01 Cooperative Centers along with other active grantees funded through Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety (Nano-EHS) program. The NIEHS also established contractual agreements for nanomaterial characterization and an informational database to support this consortium. The overarching goals of these efforts are to gain fundamental understanding on the interactions of ENMs with biological systems to better understand potential health risks associated with ENM exposure. These findings will also guide safe development and use of Nanotechnology.
The fourth Bi-annual meeting of this consortium will focus largely on progress of the Project 3 risk assessment modeling programs. There will be discussion of experimental progress using consortium nanomaterials, and poster sessions to display new research developments. There will be presentations from outside speakers focusing on nanomedicine and the development of green nanotechnologies. The meeting will conclude with update presentations from center directors during the Steering Committee session.
Greener Nano 2012: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop
July 30, 2012
Couryard Marriott Portland City Center
- Terry Kavanagh, Ph.D.
- Sri Nadadur, Ph.D.
- Thaddeus Schug, Ph.D.
- Robert Tanguay, Ph.D.
Welcome and Meeting Objectives, Sri Nadadur, NIEHS
Session I: Project 3 Health Assessment Model Progress Updates (25 Min. each)
- Harvey Clewell, RTI International
- Elaine Faustman, University of Washington
- Donatello Telesca, UCLA
Session I (Continued)
- Justin Teeguarden, PNNL
- Panos Georgopoulos, Rutgers/UMDNJ
General Discussion on Project 3
Session II: Invited Speaker, Vladimir Muzykantov, "Do no harm": toxicological aspects of nanodevices for drug delivery
Session III: Open Steering Committee Meeting, Discussion leader: Terry Kavanagh UW
Session VI: Poster Session
Opening remarks and recap, Sri Nadadur, NIEHS
Session V: Center Progress Updates (U19 Centers, 20 min. updates from Jan-July, 2012)
- Tim Fennell, RTI International
- Terry Kavanagh, University of Washington
- Andre Nel, UCLA
- Joel Pounds, PNNL
- Jim Zhang, University of Southern California
Session V: (Continued): Center Progress updates (U01 Centers, 15 min)
- Ingrid Bergin, University of Michigan
- Kent Pinkerton, UC Davis
- Terry Gordon, NYU
Session VI: Discussion on Consortium Data, Sri Nadadur, NIEHS
- In Vitro, Jared Brown, ECU
- In Vitro, Terry Gordon, NYU
Session VII: NTP Nanotoxicology Studies and Opportunities for Collaborations - Nigel Walker, NTP
Session VIII: CEBS Discussion (Tentative)
Meeting Wrap-up, Sri Nadadur, NIEHS
Session IX: Closed Steering Committee Meeting, To be distributed at meeting
Courtyard Marriot Portland
In order to receive the negotiated rate at the Marriot Portland, individuals must contact the Hotel directly 1-503-505-5000, and reference the "NIEHS Nano Consortium Meeting" group rate.
- Guest Rooms Dates: July 29-31, 2012
- Room Rates: $149 (plus tax per evening)
- Room Cutoff Date: July 1, 2012