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Supplemental Funding and New
Developments Dominate CouncilSupplemental Funding and New Developments Dominate Council

The NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council (NAEHSC) gathered for its two-day spring meeting at NIEHS May 21-22. ...read more

Standing Room Only at NIEHS Biomedical Career DayStanding Room Only at NIEHS Biomedical Career Day

Ever since it debuted in 1997, the annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair has always been a timely and popular event, and the 2009 career fair on May 1 in the Research Triangle Park Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conference center was no exception. ...read more

Birnbaum Addresses Preparedness at WETP MeetingBirnbaum Addresses Preparedness at WETP Meeting

Director of the NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., took her message of hope and challenge to the Spring 2009 Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) Awardees Meeting and Workshop April 29-May 1. ...read more

Kleeberger Named Acting Deputy DirectorKleeberger Named Acting Deputy Director

In one of his first official acts as NIEHS acting deputy director, Steve Kleeberger, Ph.D., took his place at the table during the May 21-22 meeting of the NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council. ...read more

Umbach Honored by American Statistical AssociationUmbach Honored by American Statistical Association

In the world of biostatistics, there is probably no higher honor than the one to be given NIEHS Biostatistics Branch (BB) Staff Scientist David Umbach, Ph.D., by the American Statistical Association (ASA). ...read more

Children's Center Research Highlighted at Pediatric MeetingChildren's Center Research Highlighted at Pediatric Meeting

This year, NIEHS enjoyed a higher profile at the world's premier gathering of pediatric professionals - the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting May 2-5 in Baltimore. ....read more

Hrynkow Represents NIEHS at AAAS ForumHrynkow Represents NIEHS at AAAS Forum

Continuing her work in forging partnerships and cross-disciplinary collaborations in global environmental health, NIEHS Associate Director Sharon Hrynkow, Ph.D., organized and chaired a panel discussion on the linked issues of climate, energy and health at the 2009 AAAS Forum on Science Technology and Policy. ...read more

NIEHS Supporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Study GroupNIEHS Supporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Study Group

NIEHS Associate Director Chris Portier, Ph.D., has the lead role for NIEHS on an international team of scientists investigating the potential health benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help combat climate change....read more

Clinical Research Unit Ribbon Cutting July 27Clinical Research Unit Ribbon Cutting July 27

NIEHS will cut the ribbon on its new Clinical Research Unit (CRU) before an audience of scientists and distinguished visitors on July 27 at its Research Triangle Park, NC campus. ...read more

NIEHS Participates in New One Health InitiativeNIEHS Participates in New One Health Initiative

Long before news about the H1N1 "swine flu" virus concerned people around the world, leaders in the animal health community were already organizing to better understand and deal with the growing health threat posed by multi-host pathogens. ...read more

EPA Leader Reports on Progress in Toxicity TestingEPA Leader Reports on Progress in Toxicity Testing

Robert Kavlock, Ph.D., visited NIEHS on May 7 to present a status report on the ToxCast™ program he oversees as the director of the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ...read more

Tinkle Represents NIEHS and
NIH at Drug ConferenceTinkle Represents NIEHS and NIH at Drug Conference

NIEHS Senior Science Advisor Sally Tinkle, Ph.D., spoke at the Fourth Annual Chapel Hill Drug Conference May 13-14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ...read more

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Inside the Institute

Scientific Leader Robert Tjian Speaks at NIH Asian Heritage EventScientific Leader Robert Tjian Speaks at NIH Asian Heritage Event

NIEHS staff were part of the off-site audience as NIH videocast its 2009 Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance Program held May 14 in Masur Auditorium on the Bethesda campus. ...read more

Employees Pitch In with Habitat for Humanity ProjectEmployees Pitch In with Habitat for Humanity Project

Continuing a tradition of community involvement with the non-profit group Habitat for Humanity, members of the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) Community Builders group donated an afternoon of their free time ...read more

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Extramural Research

Extramural Update

In April 2009 the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) announced three new multiyear program grant awards: Brown University, the University of Washington (UW) and Oregon State University (OSU). Each of these grants is comprised of complementary projects, which are thematically related around an environmental health hazard of interest...read more

Extramural Papers of the Month

Intramural Research

Intramural Papers of the Month

Science Notebook

Nobel Laureate Examines Immune Cell DeviationsNobel Laureate Examines Immune Cell Deviations

Lymphoma is a term used to describe a group of cancers that affect lymphocytes - the cells involved in the immune system. Pathologists who view these cancerous lymphocytes under a microscope usually see one type of cell, but sometimes two different cell types exist in the same sample. ...read more

Birnbaum is Plenary Lecturer at BFR2009Birnbaum is Plenary Lecturer at BFR2009

NIEHS and National Toxicology Program (NTP) Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., was back on very familiar turf when she delivered a plenary lecture at the 11th Annual Workshop on Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR2009) held May 19-20 at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa. ...read more

Guest Lecturer Offers New Insight into Heritable Epigenetic ChangesGuest Lecturer Offers New Insight into Heritable Epigenetic Changes

Christophe Herman, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, gave the latest talk in the NIEHS Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) Fellows Invited Lecture Series on May 18. ...read more

Seminar Highlights a Promising HIV InhibitorSeminar Highlights a Promising HIV Inhibitor

Structural biologists use techniques such as X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to determine the structure and function of molecules. ...read more

Xie Explores Hormone Regulation by Nuclear ReceptorsXie Explores Hormone Regulation by Nuclear Receptors

On April 30, Wen Xie, M.D., Ph.D., presented a seminar at NIEHS on "Nuclear Receptor-Mediated Gene Regulation in Hormonal Homeostasis" as part of the NIEHS Laboratory of Pharmacology (LP) and Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology Seminar Series. ...read more

Research Finds Novel Roles for AhR in DevelopmentResearch Finds Novel Roles for AhR in Development

A recent study reports on novel roles for the cellular environmental sensor aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). ...read more


Well Water Should Be Tested Annually to Reduce Health Risks to ChildrenWell Water Should Be Tested Annually to Reduce Health Risks to Children

Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). ...read more

Possible Link Between Childhood Obesity and AllergiesPossible Link Between Childhood Obesity and Allergies

A new study indicates there may be yet another reason to reduce childhood obesity - it may help prevent allergies. ...read more

Expert Panel Reviews New Local Lymph Node Assay for Product TestingExpert Panel Reviews New Local Lymph Node Assay for Product Testing

An international scientific peer review panel of 15 expert scientists met on April 28-29 on the NIH Bethesda campus to review new test methods proposed to determine if chemicals and substances may cause allergic contact dermatitis. ...read more

This Month in EHPThis Month in EHP

The June 2009 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives is now available online, with a feature story on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and the emergence of new strains of bacteria. The journal also takes a critical look at the aquaculture industry's impact on the environment as increasing demand for fish leads to the proliferation of fish farms. ...read more

Upcoming Distinguished Lecturer Harinder SinghUpcoming Distinguished Lecturer Harinder Singh

NIEHS will welcome the next speaker in its 2008-2009 Distinguished Lecture Series on June 9 at 11:00 in Rodbell Auditorium. ...read more

ATS Calls for 2010 Conference ProposalsATS Calls for 2010 Conference Proposals

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has announced a "Call for Input" for planning the program of its international conference, ATS 2010, scheduled May 14-19, 2010 in New Orleans. ...read more

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • May 31-June 3 (Offsite Event) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in RTP, 9:00-6:00 - 11th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects (http://www.lsu.edu/piccongress/) Exit NIEHS
  • June 1 in Rall F-193, 2:00-3:00 - Laboratory of Neurobiology Seminar Series with Pavel Ortinsky, Ph.D., speaking on "Astrogliosis impairs inhibitory synaptic signaling in the mouse hippocampus"
  • June 2 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Biostatistics Branch Seminar on "Using Mouse Gene Expression and Phenotypes to Explore the Effects of Atherogenic Diet" with Keith Shockley, Ph.D.
  • June 9 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Distinguished Lecture Seminar Series, featuring a talk by Harinder Singh, Ph.D., on "Gene Regulatory Networks Orchestrating Innate and Adaptive Immune Cell Fates"
  • June 17 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Summers of Discovery Seminar Series, speaker and topic TBA
  • June 18 in Rall D-450, 11:00-12:00 - Laboratory of Reproductive and Development Toxicology Special Seminar with Evan Simpson, Ph.D., topic TBA
  • June 23 in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00-5:00 - Board of Scientific Counselors Review Meeting
  • June 24 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Summers of Discovery Seminar Series with Bill Schrader, Ph.D., addressing "Poster Presentation Skills" and "Computing Skills for Poster Session Presentation"
  • June 25-26 (Offsite Event) at the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, 8:30-4:30 - 2009 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminar_20090625.htm) Exit NIEHS
  • June 25-26 (Offsite Event) at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, Va., 8:30-5:00 - Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) meeting (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/files/SACATMDftAgendaJune09.pdf)  Download Adobe Reader
  • July 1 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Summers of Discovery Seminar Series, with Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D., topic TBA

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