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David A. Schwartz, M.D.NIEHS Spearheads Epigenetics Roadmap Initiative

On May 30, NIEHS Director David A. Schwartz, M.D., announced that NIH had selected as part of its Roadmap the Epigenetics Initiative prepared by NIEHS in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

John Essigman, Ph.DAdvisory Council Meeting: An Engaging Discussion

As the first morning of the spring meeting of the Council came to a close on May 30, a remark by member John Essigman, Ph.D., captured the essence of the day and a half event.

John Bucher, Ph.DJohn Bucher Chosen to Head NTP

On June 15, NIEHS announced the appointment of toxicologist John Bucher, Ph.D., as associate director of the National Toxicology Program (NTP). Bucher has been a part of the NTP for 24 years, most recently as deputy director of the Environmental Toxicology Program and chief of its Toxicology Operations Branch.

NIEHS logoSchwartz Tapes Television Show on Exposure Biology Devices

NIEHS Director David A. Schwartz, M.D., and NIH grantee David Walt, Ph.D.(http://www.chem.tufts.edu/faculty/walt/index.html)Iwasaspan Exit NIEHS, joined NIH Director Elias Zerhouni. M.D., on June 4 to tape a segment of the Medical Broadcasting Channel (MBC) program "Tomorrow's Medicine Today."

Alicia MooreAlicia Moore Awarded for EEO Contributions

Alicia Moore received the 2007 NIH Harvey J. Bullock, Jr. Award for Equal Employment Opportunity Achievement on June 13 in Bethesda, Md. Only one employee out of the 27 Institutes and Centers is chosen each year for "significant contributions in furthering equal opportunity."

Bruce Hammock, Ph.D.Extramural Grantee Gets Funding for Clinical Trials

Long-time Extramural Grantee Bruce Hammock, Ph.D., recently received the kind of good news researchers long to hear.

Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D.Urology Societies Honor Grantee

NIEHS grantee Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., has won the 2007 Women in Urology Award for Excellence in Urologic Research.

Inside The Institute

Gary Bird, Ph.D.Institute Welcomes 2007 Summers of Discovery Interns

Young aspiring scientists from academic institutions across the nation gathered on the NIEHS Patio for the 2007 Summers of Discovery Annual Picnic on June 13.

Ilan Meyer, Ph.D.GLBT Pride Month at NIEHS

Two events in the NIEHS 11th Annual Noon-in-June series sponsored by the NIEHS Diversity Council highlighted the orientation-specific challenges and accomplishments of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) individuals.

Jerrel Yakel, Ph.D.Future Health Care Professionals Visit NIEHS

Fifty participants in the 2007 Science Enrichment Preparation Program ended their day at NIEHS on June 8 by attending a series of short lectures in Rodbell Auditorium.

Frank KariTree Planted for Kari at NIEHS Memorial Garden

On June 6, friends of Toxicologist Frank Kari filled Rodbell C to remember their colleague during a special slide show presentation narrated by Research Physiologist Jef French, Ph.D., and organized with the help of Biologist Betsy Kennington.

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Science Notebook

Howard McLeod, PharmD.UNC Professor Outlines Accomplishments and Challenges of Personalized Medicine

With an impressive grasp of the topic and a healthy infusion of wit and stand-up timing, Howard McLeod, PharmD., kept the audience attentive - and amused - during his June 15 lecture in Rodbell Auditorium.

David GoldstonPrinceton Scholar Explores Use of Science in Policy Debates

On June 8, the NIEHS Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Lecture Series featured a talk on science policy by guest lecturer David Goldston in Rodbell Auditorium.

Jerrel Yakel, Ph.D.PI Outlines Upcoming Developments in Nicotinic Receptor Research

Neurobiologist Jerrel Yakel, Ph.D., used the occasion of his upcoming Board of Scientific Counselors' review as the platform for a lecture on June 6 in Rall F-193.

Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.Baylor Ethicist Addresses Confidentiality of Genetic Data

In an event hosted by NIEHS bioethicist David Resnik, J.D., Ph.D., on June 15, Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., from the Baylor College of Medicine delivered an intriguing talk titled "The Confidentiality of Human Genetic Research."

NIEHS logoExtramural Update

The NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training, in conjunction with the National Institute on Aging, recently announced revised dates for the new Centers for Neurodegeneration Science (CNS)(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-07-003.html)Iwasaspan Exit NIEHS grants to conduct integrated programs of research.

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