Environmental Factor, March 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Lecture Series Announces Upcoming Speakers
By Eddy Ball
The editorial staff of the American Scientist(http://www.americanscientist.org/about/) magazine (watch ) invites NIEHS scientists and staff to talks by the next two speakers in its Pizza Lunch Lecture Series held each month in Research Triangle Park.
On March 30 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Duke University Professor Geoffrey Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D.(http://www.genome.duke.edu/people/faculty/ginsburg/) , will discuss his work at the Duke University Center for Genomic Medicine. Ginsburg will speak at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center(http://www.ncbiotech.org/) at 15 T.W. Alexander Drive in Research Triangle Park (map(http://www.ncbiotech.org/about_us/regional_offices_and_directions/directions/index.html) ; access videos (http://www.ncbiotech.org/biotechnology_in_nc/BiotechnologyVideo.html)).
Director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bryson Program in Human Genetics Jim Evans, M.D., Ph.D.(https://s4.its.unc.edu/UNCExperts/uncexperts/getperson?ID=RCEXVESFV) , will explore new developments in "Genetics, Health and Society" beginning at noon on April 20. Evans' talk will be held at the series' regular venue at Sigma Xi(http://www.sigmaxi.org/) headquarters at 3106 East N.C. Highway 54 in Research Triangle Park (directions(http://www.sigmaxi.org/about/center/directions.shtml) ; watch ).
Guest lecturers in the series address a broad range of scientific topics. Speakers have included such prominent area scientists as Duke University Lemur Center Director Ann Yoder, Ph.D., North Carolina State University (NCSU) Professor of Ecology Rob Dunn, Ph.D., and NCSU Professor of Biology Heather Patisaul, Ph.D. - an NIEHS grantee and Outstanding New Environmental Scientist awardee.
American Scientist has posted several podcasts of past talks online(http://www.americanscientist.org/science/page/pizza-lunch-podcasts) .
The staff of the American Scientist welcomes area scientists and science communicators to the free lunchtime lectures. Anyone planning to attend, however, should RSVP to Associate Editor Catherine Clabby(mailto:email@example.com?subject=RSVP%20Pizza%20Lecture) to help with planning for complimentary pizza and drinks.