Environmental Factor, January 2005, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The annual NIEHS Awards Ceremony Dec. 14 gave NIEHS officials the opportunity to recognize their outstanding staff members, but also gave outgoing Director Ken Olden a final opportunity to say farewell to the group he lead for 13 years.
Bill Suk, the director of DERT's Center for Risk and Integrated Sciences, is now among the ranks of the prestigious Collegium Ramazzini.
NIEHS's own Heping Cao was honored with the Young Investigator Award by the Human Proteomics Organization during its third World Congress Oct 25-27 in Beijing.
International culinary delights are the customary fare at the annual International Day, and 2004 was no exception. The event is sponsored each year by the NIEHS Diversity Council and the Office of Management.
Member of the Division of Research Coordination, Planning, and Translation did their part to give back to the community during the holiday season by helping out at the Durham Rescue Mission on Dec. 23. DRCPT staffers were among the group of volunteers handing out toys to needy children.
John Denver famously crooned: “Thank God, I'm a country boy.” You could almost hear Mike Shelby's agreement.
Debra Goodnight, still known by many as Debra Parrish, lead NIEHS into the computer age way back when.
NIEHS concluded its 2004 Combined Federal Campaign with 250 contributors and a total of $83,929. The amount collected is higher than all but two previous campaigns. Officials said the average contribution came in at $335, which is the highest average contribution ever for NIEHS.
The NIH Work/Life Center will videocast a series of sessions that can be viewed at NIEHS by going to http://videocast.nih.gov. "Help! I have to give a Presentation!!" will be videocast Jan. 5 from noon until 2 p.m. "Improving Your Skills as an Interviewee" will be videocast Jan. 19 from noon until 2 p.m.
The NIEHS battery recycling program expanded to include collection points in Building 101's glassware area, Building 102's break room, Building 105, room P105, Nottingham Hall's break room, and the East Campus' first floor break room.
The December Blood Drive at NIEHS generated 48 usable units of blood, and one new donor.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital concluded that lifetime lead exposure may increase the risk of developing cataracts.