Environmental Factor, April 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
It is not enough, said Congressman David Price, to labor in silence on the presumption that good research will speak for itself. Rather, Price said, it behooves NIEHS to publicize its work and make sure people understand the importance of research done here.
Drug addiction is a disease of the brain, according to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
The NIEHS Institutional Review Board is, perhaps, at the core of the NIEHS intramural mission.
NIEHS fell two slots from number 3 to number 5 on The Scientist's list of best places to work for postdocs. Last year, NIEHS ranked third on the list.
"NIEHS/NTA Scientist: Promote Yourself!" will be the topic for the keynote address to be delivered by Michael Ranney, from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education, at the 9th Annual NIEHS/NTA Biomedical Career Fair on April 28.
Public Health Service Capt. Bill Stokes, who is the director of the Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods, was honored at the 2006 annual Society of Toxicology meeting in San Diego.
Julia Gohlke Wins Student Poster Award
NIEHS research made big news in March, with headlines in local and national media. Highlights include:
Inside The Institute
Freddie Parker, a North Carolina Central University history professor, was the featured speaker at the EPA Legacy Luncheon on Feb. 18 at the Radisson Hotel in Research Triangle Park. Parker, a graduate of North Carolina Central University, also earned a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cecil Pickett, Senior Vice President of Schering Plough Corporation and President of Schering Plough Research Institute, was the guest speaker at the NIEHS Black History Month observance on Feb. 23 at the Rodbell auditorium.
The NIEHS Diversity Council and the Triangle Chapter of Blacks in Government sponsored the annual Black History Month Health Disparities Education Program at the Rodbell Auditorium on Feb. 14 from 2-4 p.m. The theme was, "Obesity: A Continuing Issue in our Community."
No gender bias here: the NIEHS Sister Study, which is studying women who do not have breast cancer but who have a sister with breast cancer, includes in the study those women who have a brother with breast cancer.
Friends and family alike showed up at East Campus March 2 for Carolyn Winters' retirement party.
As is customary at NIEHS, Earth Day will be coupled with Take Your Child to Work Day April 20.
The Center for Women's Health Research will hold a symposium April 4-5 at the Medical Biomolecular Research Building at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill's Health Affairs Campus.
The RTP Electronics Recycling Day for employees of companies and organizations in Research Triangle Park will be held April 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the old EPA building parking lot on the corner of T.W. Alexander Drive and Highway 54.
The NIEHS Fitness and Wellness Program is offering lessons on duplicate bridge. The first 12 people to sign up get the slots. Classes will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. from May 1-June 19.
A 14-member panel formed by the Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction convened March 15-17 in Alexandria, Va., under intense media scrutiny, to discuss and evaluate results of toxicity studies of genistein and soy formula.
Some 420 people showed up in just one week, each leaving behind a few teaspoons of blood for the NIEHS Environmental Polymorphism Registry and tucking a crisp $20 bill into their pockets as they left.
Walter Rogan, a senior investigator in the Epidemiology Branch, helped lead a symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in St. Louis, Missouri Feb. 19.
Raymond DuBois, a professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Professor of Medicine, delivered the first distinguished lecture of 2006 on Feb.
The 2006 EPA Science Forum will highlight the relationship between our environment and public health, and will include discussions on issues as diverse as the impact of understanding the human genome and the impacts of the built environment.