Return to NIEHS | Current Issue
Increase text size Decrease text size

NIEHS Spotlight

Grady Chairs Grady Chairs "Wide Open" Search for NIEHS Scientific Director

During a town meeting August 3, NIEHS launched a "wide open" search for its next scientific director and head of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). ...read more

Kington Honors NIEHS EmployeesKington Honors NIEHS Employees

Twelve NIEHS employees were among recipients of 2009 Director's Awards presented by NIH Acting Director Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D., at a ceremony July 29 in Bethesda, Md. ...read more

Collins Begins Tenure as Director with Town MeetingCollins Begins Tenure as Director with Town Meeting

Shortly after being sworn in on his first day at the helm of NIH, Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., spoke at an all-hands town meeting August 17 in the Main Auditorium at Natcher Auditorium on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. ...read more

Birnbaum Opens Workshop
on EpigeneticsBirnbaum Opens Workshop on Epigenetics

NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., presented opening remarks at the National Academies workshop on epigenetics July 30-31 at the organization's Keck Building in Washington. ...read more

2009 Summers of Discovery Best Poster Awards2009 Summers of Discovery Best Poster Awards

Michelle Corea, John Peart, and Amber Haynes, interns in the Summers of Discovery Program, won Best Poster awards for their summer research at a ceremony on July 29. NIEHS Deputy Scientific Director Bill Schrader, Ph.D., presented the awards. ...read more

Gohlke Awarded AAAS Policy FellowshipGohlke Awarded AAAS Policy Fellowship

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced in August that NIEHS Postdoctoral Fellow Julia Gohlke, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in its prestigious Science and Technology (S&T) Policy Fellows program during 2009-2010. ...read more

NIEHS Joins Supporters of African Toxicology MeetingNIEHS Joins Supporters of African Toxicology Meeting

NIEHS is helping to advance the understanding of toxicology in Africa with a $15,000 donation to support an environmental risk assessment training workshop at the 7th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDC). ...read more

Linking the Built Environment and ObesityLinking the Built Environment and Obesity

NIEHS hosted the third and final meeting of grantees in the Obesity and Built Environment (OBE) Program, which was funded by NIEHS and partner agencies, August 13-14 in Rodbell Auditorium. ....read more

Sister Study LogoKindergartners Give to Two Sister Study

This summer NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., received a donation for the Two Sister Study from a kindergarten class at Coleytown Elementary School in Westport, Conn. ...read more

A Stimulating Summer for Intern Amber HaynesA Stimulating Summer for Intern Amber Haynes

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the 2009 NIEHS Summers of Discovery Program may prove to be a turning point for aspiring physician-scientist Amber Haynes. ...read more

Bushel and Paules to Present at Toxicogenomics MeetingBushel and Paules to Present at Toxicogenomics Meeting

NIEHS scientists Pierre Bushel, Ph.D., and Rick Paules, Ph.D., will join colleague Weida Tong, Ph.D., as U.S. representatives at the Joint Symposium of the 5th International Conference on Toxicogenomics (ICT) and 2nd Toxicogenomics Integrated Environmental Science (TIES) in Seoul, Korea September 20-23. ...read more

Environmental News Organization Seeks Fellowship ApplicationsEnvironmental News Organization Seeks Fellowship Applications

Environmental Health Sciences (EHS), a non-profit environmental news publisher, is accepting nominations through October 15 for ten 12-month appointments to its 2010 Science Communications Fellows program. ...read more

Back to top Back to top

Inside the Institute

A Community of Support for the Summers of Discovery StudentsA Community of Support for the Summers of Discovery Students

For this year's Summers of Discover interns, the July 29 Poster Session was the culmination of four to six weeks of experimental research. The posters were also the result of special efforts made by many members of the NIEHS community to provide an enriching experience for the high school, undergraduate and graduate school students. ...read more

Employees Recognized for
Decades of ServiceEmployees Recognized for Decades of Service

In another first for NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program, Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., honored employees for their decades of service with their own dedicated ceremony and reception in Rodbell Auditorium August 7. ...read more

Work/Life Event Focuses on
Community ResourcesWork/Life Event Focuses on Community Resources

NIEHS held its most recent Work/Life event on August 6 with a mid-day Community Resources Festival in Rodbell Auditorium. ...read more

Science Notebook

Aging Research Yields Promising Medical CompoundsAging Research Yields Promising Medical Compounds

Harvard School of Medicine Professor David Sinclair, Ph.D., concluded the 2008-2009 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series on August 11 with a thought-provoking seminar titled "Pathways That Control the Pace of Aging and Disease: Prospects for New Medicines." NIEHS Principal Investigator Xiaoling Li, Ph.D., hosted the talk, which drew a capacity audience. . ...read more

Summer Students Explore
Basics of EpidemiologySummer Students Explore Basics of Epidemiology

In the last interactive Summers of Discovery seminar of the year on August 5, NIEHS Epidemiology Branch Chief Dale Sandler, Ph.D., and Senior Investigator Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., worked as a team to give the students "a taste of epidemiology." ...read more

Superfund Study of Carbon Nanoparticle Toxicity in Adult FliesSuperfund Study of Carbon Nanoparticle Toxicity in Adult Flies

Researchers at Brown University's NIEHS-funded Superfund Research Program (Brown SRP) report in the latest edition of Environmental Science and Technology that carbon nanoparticles cause a significantly higher mortality rate in adult fruit flies than in very young flies. ...read more

Epigenetic Changes Associated with Prenatal Tobacco ExposureEpigenetic Changes Associated with Prenatal Tobacco Exposure

A new NIEHS-funded study published by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) reports that life-long effects of prenatal exposure to tobacco may be mediated by changes in DNA methylation. ...read more

Research Suggests Viral Protein Manipulates Host Cells to Cause Flu-like SymptomsResearch Suggests Viral Protein Manipulates Host Cells to Cause Flu-like Symptoms

In response to the current H1N1 pandemic, the scientific community has increased its efforts to better understand how influenza virus spreads and how to mediate its adverse health effects. ...read more

Wilson Chairs Gordon Conference on Genetic ToxicologyWilson Chairs Gordon Conference on Genetic Toxicology

NIEHS Laboratory of Structural Biology (LSB) Principal Investigator Samuel Wilson, M.D., served as the chair of the 2009 Gordon Conference on Genetic Toxicology August 9-14 at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. Among the approximately 150 attendees were several NIEHS intramural scientists and grantees...read more

An NTP Caveat - Predictive Toxicity and NanomaterialsAn NTP Caveat - Predictive Toxicity and Nanomaterials

In a forum series article published in the August issue of Toxicological Sciences, National Toxicology Program (NTP) Deputy Program Director for Science Nigel Walker, Ph.D., and NTP Associate Director John Bucher, Ph.D., take a critical look at the 21st century paradigm for evaluating the health hazards of nanoscale materials. ...read more

This Month in EHPThis Month in EHP

The September issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) highlights H1N1 influenza with a Focus article on the possible role of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). It presents an analysis of arguments for and against...read more

Birnbaum To Give Distinguished Lecture  September 8Birnbaum To Give Distinguished Lecture
September 8

NIEHS opens its 2009-2010 Distinguish Lecture Series on September 8 with a talk on "Halogenated Flame Retardants: Does the Benefit Justify the Risks?" by NIEHS and National Toxicology Program (NTP) Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. ...read more

Back to top Back to top

Extramural Research

Extramural Update

As part of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, on August 17 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Request for Proposals (RFP) SBIR Contract Solicitation in the Federal Register. ...read more

Extramural Papers of the Month

Intramural Research

Intramural Papers of the Month

Back to top Back to top

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • September 1-October 2 (Offsite Event) at the Durham County Main Library in Durham, during library hours Exit NIEHS (http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/locations.php) - "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine," Exit NIEHS (http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/harry_potters_world.php) a traveling exhibition for libraries organized by the National Library of Medicine
  • September 1 in Rodbell A, 11:00-12:00 - Biostatistics Branch Seminar on "Systems Biology and Epigenetics of Gene Regulation," by Raja Jothi, Ph.D.
  • September 1 in Rodbell Auditorium, 1:00-3:30 - NIEHS Genomics Day, featuring lectures followed by a poster session
  • September 8 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:30 - Distinguished Lecture by Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., on "Halogenated Flame Retardants: Does the Benefit Justify the Risk?"
  • September 10 (Webcast event) Exit NIEHS (http://videocast.nih.gov/) at NIH, Bethesda, 1:00-3:00 - "Sex and Gender Research: The Interaction of Depression with Other Diseases," featuring talks by Jill Goldstein, Ph.D., Giovanni Cizza, M.D., Mary Jane Massie, M.D., and Viola Vaccarino, M.D., Ph.D.
  • September 14-18 (Offsite Event), at Lake Tahoe - Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy Exit NIEHS (http://entrepreneurship.ucdavis.edu/green.php)
  • September 15-16 in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30-5:00 - National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council (NAEHSC) meeting
  • September 17 in Rall Building D-450, 10:00-11:00 - Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis Seminar on "Chromatin and transcription," by Trevor Archer, Ph.D.
  • September 24 in Rall Building D-450, 10:00-11:00 - Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis Seminar on "Understanding and designing gene regulation by PUF proteins" by Traci Hall, Ph.D.
  • September 24-25 (Webcast event) Exit NIEHS (http://videocast.nih.gov/) at NIH Masur Auditorium, Bethesda - Fifth Annual NIH Director's Pioneer Award Symposium

View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar

Back to top Back to top