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Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.Birnbaum Unveils Strategic Vision for NIEHS

On May 17, NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., provided employees and the public a vision for the Institute.

Gwen Collman, Ph.D.The Power of Partnerships Story has embedded video

NIEHS welcomed public health leaders from across the country to the inaugural Partnerships for Environmental Public Health meeting.

Hillary Carpenter, Ph.D.Council Looks Ahead During Spring Meeting Story has embedded video

The May 12-13 meeting of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council at NIEHS meant a busy day and a half for members.

Carol Folt, Ph.D.Superfund Researcher Named Dartmouth Provost

With her appointment as provost, NIEHS grantee and biologist Carol Folt, Ph.D., now holds the second highest position at Dartmouth College.

University of Texas Health Center at Houston School of Public HealthBirnbaum Addresses UT Houston Grads

NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., addressed graduates of the University of Texas Health Center at Houston School of Public Health.

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.NIEHS Hosts Collins During NC Visit

NIEHS staff extended a warm welcome to NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., May 11-12 during his visit to North Carolina.

Gwen Collman, Ph.D.Collman Shines at UNC Award Talk

Gwen Collman, Ph.D., delivered the keynote lecture after receiving the 2009 H.A. Tyroler Distinguished Alumni Award at her alma mater.

Ian Kennedy, Ph.D.UC Davis Honors Superfund Researcher

The University of California at Davis has awarded the Charles P. Nash Prize to Superfund researcher Ian Kennedy, Ph.D.

Brian Chorley, Ph.D.Senior Trainee Lands Independent Position at EPA

Postdoctoral Fellow Brian Chorley, Ph.D., will leave NIEHS for an investigator position at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Deepwater Horizon disasterNIEHS and OSHA Lead Oil Spill Worker Safety Efforts Story has embedded video

NIEHS and OSHA are leading efforts to develop recommendations for the response to worker safety after the massive oil spill in the Gulf.

John Balbus, M.D.Balbus Spreads the NIEHS Message on Climate Change

NIEHS Senior Advisor for Public Health John Balbus, M.D., engaged stakeholders during May on the topic of global climate change.

HHS SealNIEHS Honored for Sustainability

Representatives of the DHHS Green Champions Awards program offered NIEHS kudos for its accomplishments in sustainability.

Fiona Summers, Ph.D.Local Trainees Network at NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair

The NIEHS Trainees Assembly kicked off the highly anticipated 13th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair April 30.

John Peters, M.D., D.Sc.John Peters Remembered

Friends and colleagues mourned the passing of John Peters, one of the legends of environmental and occupational health.

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Inside the Institute

First Place Female Runner Andrea Moon (left) and Raj Gosavi  (right)Fun for All During Health and Fitness Week

Many members of the NIEHS family turned out to exercise and have fun during Health and Fitness Week May 3-7.

New reverse osmosis systemEarth Sustainability Month at NIEHS

Earth Sustainability Month activities during May gave NIEHS employees the opportunity to see sustainability in action at the Institute.

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Science Notebook

Richard Judson, Ph.D.GEMS Meeting Highlights Tox21

The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society spring meeting offered members an inside look at efforts to advance predictive toxicology.

David  Miller, Ph.D.P-glycoprotein - 800-lb Gorilla of the Blood-Brain Barrier

Our attempts to treat diseases of the central nervous system are often complicated by inadequate transport of drugs and proteins.

Francesca Dominici, Ph.D.Taking Air Pollution Studies to the Next Level

Biostatistician Francesca Dominici, Ph.D., is developing novel models to better understand environmental exposures to complex mixtures.

Paul Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.RNA Translation and Motor Neuron Diseases

In a May 10 talk at NIEHS, Paul Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., explored the delicate balance of protein translation, initiation, and repression.

Jeffrey Strumpf, Ph.D.New Insights into the Mysteries of Mitochondrial Disease

Researchers in the NIEHS Mitochondrial DNA Replication Group report new findings on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutagenesis and depletion.

Roel Nusse, Ph.D.Fellows Host Wnt Signaling Expert

Roel Nusse, Ph.D., a Stanford University professor and HHMI investigator, recently visited NIEHS as a guest of the LMC postdoctoral fellows.

Trevor Archer, Ph.D.Epigenetics, Early Development, and Adult Disease Story has embedded video

NIEHS Principal Investigator Trevor Archer, Ph.D., discussed epigenetics and its role in disease at an NIH forum April 29.

Robert Petrovich, Ph.D.NIEHS Showcases Scientific Resources

NIEHS scientists got a much needed opportunity to view a myriad of services available to them on Scientific Support Facilities Day April 28.

Kristina  Thayer, Ph.D.NTP Tackles Soy Infant Formula Safety

The NTP Board of Scientific Counselors considered whether use of soy infant formula may cause adverse developmental effects in humans.

EHP LogoThis Month in EHP

The news section of Environmental Health Perspectives looks at efforts to create standards to take green chemistry from principles into practice.

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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

  • June 1, in the Executive Conference Room, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group with Julianne Hall, Ph.D., addressing "The Role of the Aryl-hydrocarbon Receptor in Mammary Differentiation and Disease"
  • June 2, in Rall F193, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Laboratory of Neurobiology Seminar Series talk on "Synapses in Zebra Fish: A Model System of Nicotinic Transmission" by Fumihito Ono, M.D., Ph.D.
  • June 3, in Keystone 1003A/B, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Keystone Lecture Series with John Rinn, Ph.D., speaking on "Large Intergenic Non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs): From Discovery to Mechanism"
  • June 3-4, in Keystone 2164/2166, Keystone 1003 AB, and Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00-5:00 p.m. - NTP High-Throughput Screening Workshop: Nuclear Receptor and Stress Response Pathway Screens
  • June 7, in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:30-12:00 p.m. - Michael Conn, Ph.D., speaking on "Healthy Environments: Natural and Scientific Ones"
  • June 7, in Rodbell Auditorium, 2:00-3:00 p.m. - Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Lecture with Ivan Matic, Ph.D., speaking on "Modulation of Mutation Rates in Bacteria"
  • June 8, in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:30-12:00 p.m. - Seminar on "BRCA1 and Sirtuins in Genome Integrity, Cancer and Aging" by Chuxia Deng, Ph.D.
  • June 14-15, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30-5:00 p.m. - NTP Korean Symposium
  • June 17 (Offsite Event), at the EPA, 8:30-5:00 p.m. - Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) Meeting
  • June 21-22, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30-5:00 p.m. - NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting
  • June 30, in Rodbell Auditorium, 5:00-8:00 p.m. - Graduate Women in Science Rho Tau Chapter presentation by Susan Henning, Ph.D., on "Postnatal GI Development: The Journey from Steroids to Stem Cells"

View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar

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