Environmental Factor, October 2006, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
On September 17, NIEHS welcomed Marc Hollander as the new Executive Officer, holding the official title of Associate Director for Management.
On November 3, after 32 years of federal service, DERT Director Anne Sassaman, Ph.D., will retire from her position at NIEHS.
During its 2006 Annual Convention in Honolulu, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) paid one of its highest tributes to Dr. William Stokes of the National Toxicology Program (NTP), headquartered at NIEHS.
On September 12, noted clinical pathologist and reproductive biologist Martin Matzuk opened the NIEHS 2006-07 Distinguished Lecture Series with a presentation on "Genetic Dissection of Fertility Pathways" in the Rodbell Conference Center.
On September 25 at 10:00 AM in Rodbell Auditorium, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) researchers welcomed guest lecturer David A. Clayton, Ph.D., as the first speaker in its 2006-07 Special Seminars Series.
Inside The Institute
OCPL recently welcomed three new employees. On September 17, Cheryl Thompson started her new position as NIEHS Web Manager and over the next few months will assume responsibility for overseeing the institute's new web site.
If NIEHS employees reflect the national trend toward bigger and heavier, then as many as two-thirds, or more than 800 of the people who work for the institute could stand to shed some weight.
NIEHS celebrated Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month on September 28 with its annual Fiesta, a combination of music, food, arts and crafts.
On August 29 in Rodbell Auditorium, the 2006 NIEHS Labor Day Presentation featured an address by Eddie Davis, a prominent social activist, tireless lobbyist and head of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE).
Members of the NIEHS softball team, the BioHazards, have good reason to be smiling about their very respectable season.
On October 10, Bruce Hammock, Ph.D., will deliver the second lecture in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series at 11:00 AM in Rodbell Conference Center.
At 10:00 AM on October 30 in Rodbell Auditorium, Peter M. J. Burgers, Ph.D., will deliver the second talk in the LMG Special Seminars Series, titled "When Good DNA Turns Bad: Clamps Slide to the Rescue."
As part of its efforts to help NIEHS staff "Balance Your Work, Balance Your Life," OM's Office of Employee Services is sponsoring several lectures, workshops and information sessions in October to commemorate Work/Life Month.
The NIEHS Diversity Council's Disability Advocacy Committee has planned a series of events in October to commemorate Disability Awareness Month.
NIEHS National Center for Toxicogenomics (NCT) has completed the first version of what many skeptics believed too daunting a task to ever be accomplished. On September 6, NCT launched version 2.07 of an integrated
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) sponsored a workshop titled "Biomarkers for Toxicology Studies" on September 20-21 in Rodbell Auditorium.
In an NIEHS-funded study published by the journal Experimental Neurology, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Thomas Jefferson University presented a novel explanation for the neurological impact of chronic exposure to manganese.
In a recent study published in the September issue of the journal NeuroToxicology, an interdisciplinary team of NIEHS scientists in the Laboratory of Experimental Pathology demonstrated new applications for laboratory protocols that can expand the potential of developmental neurotoxicity testing.