Environmental Factor, November 2007, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIEHS chemist Ronald Mason, Ph.D., has received the 2007 Senior Investigator Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM)...read more
Scientists and other interested members of the NIEHS research community attended a Town Meeting in Rodbell Auditorium on October 1 to learn more about how to facilitate Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval of their research involving human subjects...read more
In the most recent development in its Global Environmental Health (GEH) program, NIEHS sponsored a Forum, titled "How Partnerships Overcome Barriers to Improve Global Environmental Health," on September 28 at the Cloisters on the NIH Bethesda Campus ...read more
More than 43,000 women have joined The Sister Study so far. That was the good news highlighted by investigators and their colleagues in the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch during a September 27 meeting of the study's Scientific Advisory Board held in Rodbell Auditorium ...read more
Sharon Hrynkow, Ph.D., joined the NIEHS as a new associate director on October 15, 2007. She will work with the NIEHS senior leadership team on a range of program and management activities, including trans-NIH initiatives, partnership building with federal agencies and others, and extramural community outreach....read more
In one of several activities held to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, NIEHS welcomed Gloria Coronado, Ph.D. who shared a few of her success stories during a seminar, titled "Health Disparities Research in Agricultural Communities in Washington State," held in Rodbell Auditorium on October 3 ...read more
Working to improve environmental health for residents along the Texas-Mexico border and in the metropolitan area of Louisville, Kentucky, Irma Ramos, M.D., has learned firsthand the difference that bottom-up community involvement can make in the success or failure of outreach and health education efforts ...read more
On October 22, NIEHS Health Scientist Administrator Les Reinlib, Ph.D., who directs the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers Program, accepted a check for $530,000 from the Avon Foundation to support expanded breast cancer research....read more
Some twenty NIEHS trainees took advantage of Executive Director Alyson Reed's visit to the Institute on September 27 to learn what the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) can do for them and their careers....read more
As part of the 2007-2008 Distinguished Lecture Series, NIEHS researchers were treated to an engaging discourse on the role of calcium in heart failure by Andrew R. Marks, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons....read more
NIEHS Acting Director Sam Wilson, M.D., delivered the first of three keynote lectures at the October 13 "Determinants of Genome Stability in Human Disease" conference held in Chapel Hill at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education....read more
Determining how thousands of chemicals found in the environment may be interacting with the genes in the body to cause disease may become easier and more cost-effective, thanks to advances in the field of science known as toxicogenomics....read more
NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program grantee Vasken Aposhian, Ph.D., enlightened and entertained a standing-room-only audience in Rodbell Auditorium on October 17 with his talk on arsenic....read more
In an NIEHS-funded study published in the October 23, 2007 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of Washington researchers Stuart Strand, Ph.D., and Sharon Doty, Ph.D., report on their ground-breaking work to transform hybrid poplars with a vector containing rabbit cytochrome P450 2E1....read more
The 2007 Hans L. Falk Memorial Lecture Series will feature a talk on November 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Rodbell Auditorium by Michael B. Kastan, M.D., Ph.D. Kastan is Cancer Center director in the Department of Oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital....read more
Registration for the Superfund Basic Research and Training Program (SBRP) Annual Meeting "20 Years of Success and a Vision for the Future" is open through November 20. ...read more
The National Institutes of Health awarded its first research grants this summer as part of the Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (GEI), a four-year, trans-NIH program that seeks to improve understanding of both the genetic and environmental contributions to complex diseases....read more
- Safety Oversight among Contract Workers not Equal to DOE Workers (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/extramuralpapers.cfm#safety)
- High Blood Urate Levels Linked to Lower Risk of Parkinson's Disease (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/extramuralpapers.cfm#parkinson)
- Solid Waste Facilities in N.C. Disproportionately Located in Communities of Color (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/extramuralpapers.cfm#waste)
- Epigenetics vs. Gene Mutations in Colorectal Cancer (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/extramuralpapers.cfm#epigenetics)
- S-nitrosoglutathione Reductase Linked to Childhood Asthma (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/intramuralpapers.cfm#asthma)
- Genes Associated with Murine Exercise Endurance (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/intramuralpapers.cfm#murine)
- Proteasomes, Pol II and Glucocorticoid Receptors in Transcription (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/intramuralpapers.cfm#proteasomes)
- The Benefits of Using Risk-based Sampling (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/intramuralpapers.cfm#sampling)
Calendar of Upcoming Events
- November 1 in Rodbell, 8:00 - 5:00 - Conference: NIEHS Science Awards Day
- November 2 in Rodbell, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers in Environmental Sciences Lecture Series featuring Richard Di Giulio, Ph.D., speaking on "Environmental Health Lessons from the Wild: Studies of Fish Coping with Pollution"
- November 6 in Rodbell, 11:00 - 12:00 - Epidemiology Branch Lecture Series with James Quackenboss speaking on "Exposure Measurement in the National Children's Study"
- November 7 in Rall Mall Area, 7:00 - 5:00 - NIEHS Vendor Show
- November 7 in Executive Conference Room, 8:00 - 12:00 - Ethical & Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research Course
- November 8 in Rodbell, 2:00 - 3:00 - Distinguished Lecture Series Falk Lecture featuring Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., on "DNA Damage Response Mechanisms: Implications for Human Disease"
- November 15 in F-193, 1:00 - 2:00 - OCR Seminar Series highlighting research by Andrew Gulick, Ph.D., with a talk titled "Structural Studies of the Adenylate-Forming Enzymes Provides Insights into the Modular Non-Ribosomal Peptide Synthetases"
- November 16 in Rodbell, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers in Environmental Sciences Lecture Series with Philip Bromberg, M.D., topic TBA
- November 19 in D-350, 9:30 - 12:00 - Seminar on "Observing Prokaryotic Nucleotide Excision Repair One Molecule at a Time" featuring Neil Kad, Ph.D.
- November 27 in Rodbell, 11:00 - 12:00 -Biostatistics Branch Seminar with David Kessler
- November 29 in F-193, 10:30 - 11:30 - LPC/LMT Seminar featuring a talk by James M. Phang, M.D., on "The Metabolism of Proline, a Stress Substrate, Modulates Carcinogenic Pathways"
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