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Hunt Willard, Ph.D.Advisory Council Hears NIEHS Updates and New Concepts

The NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council convened on February 15 in Rodbell Auditorium for a daylong session of reports on NIEHS programs and initiatives.

Bill Schrader, Ph.D.Technology Transfer - The Institute's Million Dollar Baby

NIEHS convened a meeting on January 26 in Rodbell Auditorium to familiarize scientists with the technology transfer process and introduce impending changes in NIH rules and procedures governing it. William Martin, M.D., director of the Office of Translational Research, opened the meeting by encouraging audience participation.

Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.DUMBC President Speaks on Minorities in Science

On February 20, a capacity audience gathered to hear Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D., deliver the Institute's keynote Black History Month address at an event sponsored jointly by the RTP Chapter of Blacks in Government and the NIEHS Diversity Council.

Kenneth Olden, Ph.D.Olden Urges Fourth and Fifth Graders to Dream

On February 5, NIEHS Director Emeritus Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., spoke to approximately 120 fourth- and fifth-grade students at Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary School. Olden's 90-minute talk and question-and-answer session were part of the Durham school's celebration of Black History Month.

Irving L. Joyner, J.D.RTP Chapter of Blacks in Government Holds Black History

On February 15, the Research Triangle Park Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) held its sixth annual EPA Legacy Luncheon at the Radisson Hotel Research Triangle Park.

Alice Huang, Ph.D.Upcoming Spirit Lecture by Noted Virologist

On March 20 at 10:00 a.m. in Rodbell Auditorium, Alice Huang, Ph.D., will deliver the sixth lecture in the annual Spirit Lecture Series. Huang is senior councilor for External Relations and faculty associate in Biology at the California Institute of Technology.

Inside The Institute

Mike Humble, Ph.D.NIEHS Challenge Team Brings "Scores of Spores" to the Small Screen

During a lunch-time presentation on February 8, Health Science Administrator Mike Humble, Ph.D., gave his colleagues a behind-the-scenes look at how an NIEHS team played its part in the 2006 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC).

Tony DrakeTony Drake Retires from NIEHS Facilities Engineering Branch

On February 2, Pipe Fitter Tony Drake retired from NIEHS after 33 years of government service. Drake began his career with the Institute in 1973 as a plumber in the Office of Facilities Engineering. His work has taken him outdoors and between floors, installing and repairing the utilities that keep the Institute operating.

Alexandra Heinloth, M.D.Alexandra Heinloth Leaves NIEHS to Work in the Private Sector

On January 26, friends and colleagues packed into Rall D-250 to offer their best wishes to Alexandra Heinloth, M.D., who left NIEHS after working at the Institute as a fellow for the past six years.

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Science Notebook

Stephen B. Baylin, M.D.Cancer Research Pioneer Explores Epigenetic-Environmental Connections

Stephen B. Baylin, M.D., presented the latest talk in the 2006-2007 Distinguished Lecture Series on February 13 in Rodbell Auditorium.

Rusty Thomas, Ph.D.LPC/ LMT Guest Lecturer on Genomics and Risk Assessment

Guest Lecturer Rusty Thomas, Ph.D., spoke to a standing-room-only audience of NIEHS scientists on January 25 in F-193.

Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.DGuest Lecturer Discusses Health Risks of Flame

On February 8, a capacity audience of NIEHS scientists gathered for a guest lecture by former NIEHS scientist Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D.

Peter Jones, Ph.D.Upcoming Distinguished Lecturer

University of Southern California (USC) Distinguished Professor Peter Jones, Ph.D., will deliver the next talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series at 11:00 a.m. on March 13 in Rodbell Auditorium.

Matthew Meselson, Ph.D.Upcoming LMG Guest Lecturer

Matthew Meselson, Ph.D., will explore the question "What Maintains Sexual Reproduction?" in a Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) Trainee Seminar Series Lecture on March 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Rodbell Auditorium.

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