Environmental Factor, March 2006, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Celebrating Black History Month
Panelists Discuss Nutrition and Obesity in the Black Community
On Feb. 14, a panel of local experts discussed "Obesity in the African-American Community." Deputy Scientific Director Bill Schrader moderated the session. Panelists were Nadine Goodwin-Blake, executive director of Child Nutrition Services in the Durham Public School District, Carmen Samuel-Hodge from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill's Department of Nutrition in the School of Public Health, and Collette Wallace, left, a participant in a clinical trial on obesity. A reception after the presentation included modified traditional Southern favorite foods. The traditional recipes were modified to be healthier. The event was sponsored by the NIEHS Diversity Council and the RTP Chapter of Blacks in Government.
Drug Discovery in the Twenty-First Century
Another presentation for Black History Month was held Feb. 23, with a presentation by Cecil Pickett, senior vice president of Shering-Plough Corporation, "Drug Discovery in the Twenty-First Century." That event was followed by a performance by the NIEHS Choir and a light reception.