Environmental Factor, October 2007, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council conducted its 122nd regular meeting in Rodbell Auditorium on September 17 and 18. Chaired by Acting Director Sam Wilson, M.D., the group's deliberations and comments throughout the proceedings returned again and again to the importance of transparency and stakeholder involvement in NIEHS operations. ...read more
The NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council, along with community stakeholders and NIEHS staff, were presented with humorous and at times moving messages from four of its members, whose four-year terms expired with the September 17-18 meeting. Their parting remarks, while not devoid of constructive advice, underscored the depth of their collective commitment to the Institute and its science....read more
During its September 17-18 meeting, the NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council heard updates on NIEHS involvement in two major trans-NIH initiatives investigating the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in the development of human diseases....read more
NIEHS and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsored a meeting in Durham on August 27-29 for scientists with regulatory, public health and research interests in the area of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs)....read more
The Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) hosted a meeting on September 5 and 6 for investigators funded through the Obesity and Built Environments program....read more
Martin emphasized objectivity and consistency throughout the interview series....read more
On August 24, Executive Communication Coaches Nan Tolbert and Tom Hoagwood from the Washington, D.C.-based company, The Communication Center, offered NIEHS employees strategies for managing the challenges of effectively communicating science. Their presentation, titled "Media Matters," took place in Rodbell Auditorium and covered the opportunities and pitfalls of media interviews....read more
- Susceptibility to Human Acute Lung Injury (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/intramuralpapers.cfm#susceptibility)
- Activation-induced Deaminase Deficiency Prevents Lupus Symptoms in Mice (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/intramuralpapers.cfm#deaminase)
- The Involvement of p38 MAPK and Hsp27 in Bronchiolitis (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/intramuralpapers.cfm#p38)
- DNA Replication Fidelity-Active Site is Conserved in Yeast (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/intramuralpapers.cfm#dna)
- Supplementation Counteracts Bisphenol A-Induced Epigenetics Changes (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/extramuralpapers.cfm#counteracts)
- Loss of Norepinephrine Causes Parkinson-Like Tremor in Mice (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/extramuralpapers.cfm#loss)
- VEGF Polymorphisms Associated with Higher Mortality in ARDS (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/extramuralpapers.cfm#polymorphisms)
- Chromatin Remodeling Complex and DNA Damage Checkpoint Responses (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/extramuralpapers.cfm#chromatin)
The 2007-2008 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series opened with a seminar by Susan Cole, Ph.D., on September 11 in Rodbell Auditorium...read more
On September 6, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2923 and the NIEHS Diversity Council co-sponsored a seminar to celebrate Labor Day...read more
During the second weekend of September, visitors to a public beach at Siesta Key near Sarasota, Fla. were treated to something entirely new as a funny looking foot-long machine raced across the sand...read more
Division of Intramural Research (DIR) investigators will soon have an in-house resource for genotyping and re-sequencing, according to Senior Investigator Douglas Bell, Ph.D., spokesman for the oversight committee of the new Molecular Genetics Core (MGC)...read more
On August 28, NIEHS grantee Shuk Mei Ho, Ph.D., reported recent data related to the "epigenetic reprogramming" that can result from exposures to endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) during critical periods of life....read more
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Senior Scientist Donald Anderson, Ph.D., was the featured speaker in the NIEHS Frontiers in Environmental Sciences Lecture Series on August 31 in Rodbell Auditorium. ...read more
During a visit to NIEHS on September 12, Dale Ramsden, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, spoke to a standing-room only audience in F193 in the Rall building...read more
The 2007-2008 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series will continue on October 9 with a talk by Andrew Marks, M.D., at 11:00 a.m in Rodbell Auditorium. ...read more
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement for its Outstanding New Environmental Science (ONES) award, a highly successful program of R01 research grants specifically for new investigators...read more
Calendar of Upcoming Events
- October 1 in Rodbell, 9:00 - 10:30 -Institutional Review Board Town Hall Meeting
- October 2 in Rodbell C, 10:00 - 11:00 -"What is the Diversity Council Disability Advocacy Committee?" Ms. Alicia Moore, NIEHS Chair, DAC
- October 3 in Rodbell C, 10:00 - 11:00 -Hispanic Heritage Celebration featuring Gloria Coronado, Ph.D., speaking on "Health Disparities Research in Agricultural Communities in Washington State."
- October 3 in Rodbell A, 1:00 - 2:00 - Disability Advocacy Committee event featuring John Bode, J.D., speaking on "Getting Along."
- October 3 in the NIEHS Cafeteria, 3:30 - 4:30 - Hispanic Heritage Reception
- October 4 in F193, 1:00 - 2:00 -Laboratory of Structural Biology Seminar Series with Lee Pedersen, Ph.D., discussing "Application of Quantum Mechanics to the Vitamin K Cycle or Several Reasons to Eat Your Greens"
- October 5 in Rodbell, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series, speaker TBA
- October 9 in Rodbell, 11:00 - 12:00 - Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Andrew Marks, M.D., speaking on "Defective Calcium Regulation as a Cause of Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death"
- October 10 in Rodbell, 10:00 - 11:00 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration featuring Irma Ramos, M.D., speaking on "Improving Hispanic Health: a Culturally Sensitive Approach."
- October 11 in Rodbell, 2:00 - 3:00 -"The Invisible Barrier: Chemical Sensitivity in the Workplace" Job Accommodation Network (JAN) WEBCAST
- October 12 in Rodbell, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series featuring Jonathan Stamler, M.D., topic TBA
- October 16 - 18 at William and Ida Friday Center (Offsite Event), 8:00 - 5:00 - 2nd NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Investigators Meeting
- October 16 in Rodbell A, 1:00 - 2:00 - "Disability: The Other Minority Group" featuring Chris Mackey
- October 17 in Rodbell A, 8:00 - 10:00 - Superfund Basic research Program's Distinguished Lecture Series with Vas Aposhian, Ph.D., topic TBA
- October 17 in Rodbell, 10:00 - 11:00 - "Understanding Hearing and Vision Loss" (Hands On Workshop) with Deidre Dockery
- October 18 in Rodbell, 1:00 - 2:00 - of Structural Biology Seminar Series with Neil Kelleher, Ph.D., speaking on "Top Down Mass Spectrometry and Its Role in the Advanced Analysis of Yeast and Human Chromatin"
- October 18 in Rodbell, 1:30 - 3:00 -Women's Self Defense Seminar with Eric Bullock
- October 18 in Rodbell, 2:00 - 3:00 - Diversity Council Presentation by Jerry Phelps
- October 19 in Rodbell, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series featuring Story Landis, Ph.D., topic TBA
- October 19 in D-350, 2:00 - 3:30 - Bonnie Blomberg, Ph.D., speaking on "Molecular mechanisms for how aging impacts an antibody response in mice and humans"
- October 24 in Rodbell A, 10:00 - 11:00 -"The Accommodations Process at NIEHS" by Virginia "Ginny" Ivanoff
- October 24 in Rodbell B, 2:00 - 3:00 -"How to Handle Psychiatric Disabilities in the Workplace: Balancing Issue of Behavior, Direct Threat, and Reasonable Accommodation" JAN Webcast
- October 26 in Rodbell, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series featuring Paul Noble, M.D., topic TBA
- October 29 at RTP Raddison (Offsite Event), 8:00 - 5:00 - Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society (GEMS) 2007 Fall Meeting
- October 30 in Rodbell, 8:00 - 5:00 -"The Science of Aging" Mini-Symposium Sponsored by Diversity Council Disability Advocacy Committee
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