Environmental Factor, June 2007, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The NIEHS Trainees Assembly (NTA) held the tenth annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair
Comments by employees have convinced NIEHS management to turn down a Canada Geese study on campus proposed by North Carolina State University (NCSU) Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences researchers.
In his commencement address on May 12 at Raleigh's RBC Center, Director Emeritus Ken Olden, Ph.D., encouraged recipients of over 4,000 North Carolina State University (NCSU) degrees to pursue collaborative partnerships as they "reach out to others in your community and around the globe."
It came as a complete surprise to Ken Olden, Ph.D., and James Patterson on April 23 when colleagues called them in for an unscheduled Monday morning meeting in the main conference room at Nottingham Hall.
A small, but enthusiastic group of employees and contractors attended a presentation on May 22 in Rodbell Auditorium to recognize the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to American culture.
For the NIEHS scientists who took advantage of the NIEHS Library's Open House and InfoFest on May 24, the time was well spent.
On April 19, UNC Hospitals presented Industrial Hygienist Valeria (Vee Vee) Shropshire the Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service.
Charles (Chuck) H. Langley, Ph.D., left NIEHS nearly 20 years ago to pursue his research interests in population genetics and molecular evolution in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California - Davis.
Inside The Institute
On April 22, 1970, environmentalists led by then Senator Gaylord Nelson spear-headed the massive grass roots demonstration that came to be known as "Earth Day."
Each year, twenty lucky kids between the ages of eight and fifteen get a chance to see what their parents do at work by attending the NIEHS Take Your Child to Work Day, which coincides with Earth Day.
In a series of events held May 15 - 18, the NIEHS Health and Fitness Week used education, humor and athletics to promote healthier lifestyles for employees and contractors.
Several NIEHS employees working out of Nottingham Hall took advantage of free food and music at the annual Imperial Center Live at Lunch on May 3 in the Chelsea Place parking lot.
Biologist Margaret George and her husband Michael have good reason to be proud of their daughter, Megan.
On May 16 and 17, a subcommittee of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Toxicology Program (NTP) met in Rodbell Auditorium to provide public peer review of several recently completed NTP study findings and conclusions.
The 2006-2007 Distinguished Lecture Series concluded on May 22 in Rodbell Auditorium with a talk by Bert W. O'Malley, M.D. O'Malley is a professor and chairman of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Baylor College of Medicine. His lecture was titled "The Expanding Roles of Nuclear Factor Coactivators."
Rodbell Auditorium filled quickly on May 3 with scientists eager to hear Jeffrey M. Trent, Ph.D., speak on the topic "Systems Medicine in Cancer Therapeutics."
On May 11, the NIEHS Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Lecture Series featured a talk by Neurobiology Professor Donald Lo, Ph.D., the director of the Center for Drug Discovery at Duke Medical Center.
Sponsored in part by NIEHS, the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center held its thirty-first Annual Scientific Symposium on April 24 and 25 at the University of North Carolina's Friday Center.
Prior to the retreat DERT staff developed an analysis tool that provided a detailed annotation of all active NIEHS R01 and R21 grants.