Environmental Factor, August 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
On the afternoon of December 14, NIEHS honored employee achievements at the 2006 Director's Annual Honor Awards Ceremony in Rodbell Auditorium.
On December 4, NIEHS opened the three-day Empowering Environmental Health Sciences Conference with a tribute to the accomplishments the former director of the National Center for Toxicogenomics (NCT), Ray Tennant, Ph.D.
The World Innovation Foundation (WIF) has announced the appointment of NIEHS Associate Director Christopher Portier, Ph.D., to its prestigious group of members and fellows.
On December 15, Kathy Odenwald's many friends and colleagues celebrated her 23-year career in federal service and her retirement from her position as liaison of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management.
National Center for Toxicogenomics Assistant Director for Database Development Mike Waters, Ph.D., retires from NIEHS on January 1 with 37½ years of service.
At age 77, long-time NIEHS scientist Fred de Serres, Ph.D., should, as he puts it, "sit and watch movies."
In a reorganization of what was previously known as the Public Interest Liaison Group, the Office of Science Policy (OSP) has changed the group's name and expanded communication efforts between NIEHS and a group of advocates for disease, at-risk and environmental organizations.
Inside The Institute
During the annual Holiday Craft Fair on December 7, vendor tables lined the mall area from the entrance to B Module all the way to nearly the end of F Module.
Nottingham NIH, NIEHS and contract staff got the holiday season off to an early start on December 13 with a covered-dish/holiday party in their main conference room.
NIEHS employees and contractors enjoyed food from around the world, good (and not so good) jokes and holiday fellowship at the 2006 International Day Celebration following the Director's Annual Honor Awards Ceremony on December 14.
The NIEHS Holiday Open House sponsored by the Institute's leadership moved downstairs to the lobby this year, and there were two new hosts at the 2006 event, but the spirit of cheer and fellowship on December 20 remained the same.
James E. Haber, Ph.D., will present the next talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lectures series at 11:00 AM January 9 in Rodbell Conference Center. Haber is a professor of Biology, Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology at Brandeis University.
NIEHS will host a Global Environmental Health (GEH) Workshop January 10-13, 2007 at the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco.
NIEHS held its Empowering Environmental Health Sciences Research with New Technologies conference December 4-6 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.
Fifty of the country's leading environmental health experts gathered at the Chapel Hill Sheraton November 28-29 to debate the potential health risks of bisphenol A (BPA), an environmental contaminant that has come under increasing scientific scrutiny.
Aaron J. W. Hsueh, Ph.D., presented the most recent talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lectures series at 11:00 AM on December 12 in Rodbell Conference Center.
In an NIEHS-funded study published in the November issue of Gastroenterology, DIR investigators working in the NIEHS Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis (LMC) and Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology report on the anti-tumorigenic effects of over-expression of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-activated gene (NAG-1) in transgenic mice.
Since his own diagnosis with the genetic disease alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency in 1997, NIEHS Guest Researcher Frederick de Serres, Ph.D., has published a series of studies examining the prevalence of the disease and its link to respiratory and other conditions.