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Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.)House Hearing on Endocrine Disruption

With her most recent testimony, NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., continued her efforts to position the NIEHS as the nation's premier environmental health science authority.

NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.Birnbaum Gives 2010 Spirit Lecture

To celebrate Women's History Month 2010, NIEHS turned to one of its own to deliver the ninth annual Spirit Lecture presentation - NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

SOT promo graphic showing a cellphone and the words 'NIEHS/NTP Providing Live Updates'Highlights of the 49th Annual SOT Meeting

NIEHS and NTP led the way at the conference with investigators and program officers hosting more than 30 sessions and 60 posters.

Rick Paules, Ph.D.Paules Honored with Leading Edge Award

As far as NIEHS Principal Investigator Rick Paules, Ph.D., is concerned, he wasn't entirely alone on stage when he accepted the SOT 2010 Leading Edge in Basic Science Award.

Jean Harry, Ph.D.Harry Promotes Exercise at Santa Fe Public Forum

The talk was much more about prevention than basic science when NIEHS Neurotoxicology Group Principal Investigator Jean Harry, Ph.D., spoke March 6 in Santa Fe.

Magnified view of a nanoparticle shapeRevisiting the Concept of "Safe by Design"

In a recent editorial, NIEHS Senior Science Advisor Sally Tinkle, Ph.D., offers a balanced critique of what she describes as "the Holy Grail of Nanotechnology."

NIEHS grantee Gary Miller, Ph.D.SOT Recognizes Miller with Achievement Award

NIEHS grantee Gary Miller, Ph.D., received the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 2010 Achievement Award for his significant early career contributions to toxicology.

UNC Institute for the Environment logoBirnbaum Puts a Human Face on Climate Change

"The real face of climate change is yours and mine, and those of our children, our parents, our friends," said NIEHS/NTP Director Birnbaum, Ph.D., in talk at UNC-CH on March 23.

Jerry Heindel, Ph.D.Heindel Addresses Pharmaceutical Workshop

"Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Lessons Learned" shaped discussion at an all-day workshop that brought together environmental scientists and public policy experts.

Photo of the Los Laureles CanyonUCSD Documentary Sets the Stage for ChangeStory has embedded video

The border between the United States and Mexico may be fenced, monitored, and patrolled, but that doesn't stop watershed pollution from affecting both sides of the border.

NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.Collins Honored for Genome Mapping

NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is enjoying the honor - but not the cash - for winning a 2010 Albany Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan logoForum to Address Indoor Environmental Exposures

NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., will give the keynote address at a community forum at the Harlem School of the Arts on April 13.

Duke University Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate Ravi Metlapally, Ph.D.Biomedical Career Fair Coming April 30

Registration for NIEHS and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) postdoctoral fellows began March 19 for the 13th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair.

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Inside the Institute

National Lab Day logoA Call for Lab Day VolunteersStory has embedded video

NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will celebrate National Lab Day (NLD) on the front lines of science education in a Washington, D.C. high school.

Vivian Pinn, M.D.Exploring the History of Women in ScienceStory has embedded video

The NIH Women's History Month Celebration featured two prominent NIH women scientists addressing the topic of "Writing Women into the History of Science."

Smiling woman wearing a backwards baseball capHealth and Fitness Week Begins May 3

During the first week in May, the annual NIEHS Health and Fitness Week will offer staff a bounty of fun and healthy activities.

Danica AndrewsEPA Earth Day Extravaganza to Welcome NIEHS Staff

Organizers of Earth Day events at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have invited NIEHS staff to join with them in celebrating the 40-year anniversary of Earth Day.

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Science Notebook

Epidemiologist and NIEHS grantee Brenda Eskenazi, Ph.D.Pesticide Exposure and Child Development

On March 16, epidemiologist and NIEHS grantee Brenda Eskenazi, Ph.D., visited NIEHS to discuss her research with farm workers in California.

Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D.Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and Women's HealthStory has embedded video

NIEHS and NTP took center stage March 2 on the NIH campus with a seminar sponsored by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH).

NIEHS research fellow Xueqian (Shirley) Wang, Ph.D.Postdoc Brings Home SOT Awards

NIEHS research fellow Xueqian (Shirley) Wang, Ph.D., received first place prizes for her poster at the annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) Meeting.

Bret Bessac, Ph.D.Yale Postdoc Honored for Best Publication

A Yale postdoctoral fellow supported by NIEHS was one of three young scientists honored for Best Postdoctoral Publications at the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology.

Honglei Chen, M.D., Ph.D.Study Confirms Link to Lower Risk of Parkinson's

Long-time smokers may suffer more preventable health problems than non-smokers, but their habit can also dramatically lower their risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD).

Anika Hartz, Ph.D.Are We Closer to Effective Treatment for AD?

NIEHS Principal Investigator David Miller, Ph.D., and two of his former postdoctoral fellows have demonstrated a treatment for mice with Alzheimer's Disease.

Stephanie Nick McElhinny, Ph.D.Research Offers New Insight into DNA Synthesis

A new NIEHS-funded study challenges current thinking about ribonucleotide incorporation into DNA and may offer new insights into how the human genome is stabilized.

NIEHS Principal Investigator Joyce Goldstein, Ph.D.Regulation and Mutations of Drug Metabolizing Enzymes

NIEHS Principal Investigator Joyce Goldstein, Ph.D., discussed gene expression of a superfamily of drug metabolizing enzymes and the effects of polymorphisms.

NIEHS Principal Investigator Guang Hu, Ph.D.Benefits of Stem Cell Research

NIEHS Principal Investigator Guang Hu, Ph.D., explained how studying embryonic stem cells can lead to a greater understanding of disease mechanisms and lead to advances in gene therapy.

Photo of French friesThis Month in EHP

French fries on the cover of the April 2010 Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) could make mouths water - at least until readers digest the story behind the photo.

Stephen West, Ph.D.Upcoming Distinguished Lecturer Stephen West

The NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series highlights the links between mutagenesis and cancer with a talk on April 13 by Stephen West, Ph.D.

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Extramural Research

Extramural Papers of the Month

Intramural Research

Intramural Papers of the Month

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • April 12 in Rodbell Auditorium, 2:30-3:30 - Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Guest Lecturer Martha Bulyk, Ph.D., addressing "Transcription Factor-DNA Interactions: Cis Regulatory Codes in Genomes"
  • April 13 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Distinguished Lecture featuring Stephen West, Ph.D., speaking on "Defective DNA Strand Break Repair and Links to Inheritable Disease"
  • April 13 (Offsite Event) at the Harlem School of the Arts in New York City, 2:00-4:00 - Forum on "Healthy Homes and You Exit NIEHS (http://www.weact.org/Events/UpcomingEvents/ScientificSessionandCommunityDialogue/tabid/582/Default.aspx)," with keynote address by Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
  • April 19 in Rodbell Auditorium, 9:00-12:00 - Seminar on Cell Phone Studies with Michael Wyde, Ph.D., and Dariusz Leszcynski, Ph.D.
  • April 20 in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:00-11:00 - Keystone Seminar on "Carcinogenesis: Development Gone Awry," with Ana Soto, M.D., and Carlos Sonnenschein, M.D.
  • April 20 (Offsite Event) at Sigma Xi, 12:00-1:00 - James Evans, M.D., Ph.D.,director of the UNC Bryson Program in Human Genetics and an advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services on the subject of "Genetics, Health and Society."
  • April 20 (Offsite Event) EPA RTP Campus North Surface Lot, 11:00-3:00 - Green Vendor Fair
  • April 21 (Offsite Event) EPA RTP Campus C Plaza and C111 auditorium, 8:30-10:30 - Fun Run and speech by Hunter Lovins, author and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions
  • April 21 in Rodbell Auditorium, 6:00-8:00 - Seminar on Graduate Women in Science, "Life After the Post-Doc Part Deux"
  • April 22 (Offsite Event) EPA RTP Campus C Plaza - Speech by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
  • April 26-27 in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00-5:00 - Partnerships for Environmental Public Heath Inaugural Meeting
  • April 29 in Keystone 1003AB, 11:00-12:00 - Keystone Lecture Series with Francesca Dominici, Ph.D., topic TBA
  • April 30 (Offsite Event) EPA RTP Campus Conference Center, 8:30-4:30 - NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/visiting/events/pastmtg/2011/careerfair/)

View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar

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