Environmental Factor, April 2007, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
On March 9, NIEHS launched its newest lecture program with the first talk in the Frontiers in Environmental Sciences (FES) series in Rodbell Auditorium.
On February 22 and 23, the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch convened the 14th annual meeting of the Agricultural Health Study
Rodbell Auditorium took on a more "Old North State" flavor than usual on March 8 as NIEHS hosted the 2007 N. C. Environmental Stewardship Initiative
The Scientist, a magazine focused on the life sciences, announced this month that NIEHS has again ranked high in the publication's annual "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" survey.
The North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR) held its "Rx for Science Literacy AgOdyssey" professional development workshop on February 28 in Rodbell Auditorium 101-A&B.
In conjunction with the NIEHS Office of Clinical Research, the Research Triangle Park Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) presented "Addressing the Silent Crisis of Depression," a panel discussion that provided information on the impact of depression on the African-American community.
The NIEHS Diversity Council welcomed to the podium the sixth speaker in its series of annual Spirit Lectures on March 20 in Rodbell Auditorium.
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As part of a cooperative effort by NIEHS and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), on March 14 the Institute welcomed a group of high school students from Iwate, Japan.
On April 17, six NIEHS employees will be recognized at the Seventh Annual Plain Language Award ceremony for their ability to write clearly and concisely.
As part of NIEHS Women's History Month celebration, on March 21 in Rodbell Auditorium third-degree black belt Mayumi Case gave a demonstration and talk on "Self-Empowerment for Women Using Mind/Body Coordination."
Soon a new audience of children and parents will have a chance to be charmed by Sharon Finds the Environment.
Nutritionist and toxicologist Frank Kari died on March 13 from cancer after a period of declining health.
The latest talk in the NIEHS 2006-2007 Distinguished Lecture series on March 13 featured University of Southern California (USC) Distinguished Professor of Urology Peter Jones, Ph.D. Jones is director of the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Kirk School of Medicine and holds the H.
Biologist Matthew Meselson, Ph.D., addressed the question "Why Does Sexual Reproduction Exist?" during a March 9 talk in Rodbell Auditorium.
On the afternoon of March 7, NIEHS scientists packed Rodbell C to hear a talk by biologist Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D. Hayes is a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California - Berkley.
NIEHS scientists filled Rall F-193 on March 1 to hear a talk by guest lecturer Max Costa, Ph.D., on "Epigenetic Mechanisms of Nickel Carcinogenesis." Costa is a professor and chairman of the Department of Environmental Medicine and professor of Pharmacology at New York University School of Medicine.
C. David Allis, Ph.D. will deliver the next talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series at 2:00 p.m. on April 10 in Rodbell Auditorium.