Environmental Factor, April 2011, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIEHS participants at upcoming NAS workshop on the microbiome
By Eddy Ball
NIEHS is playing a major role as sponsor and participant in the upcoming workshop on "Interplay of the Microbiome, Environmental Stressors, and Human Health,"(http://dels-old.nas.edu/envirohealth/microbiome.shtml) April 27-28 at the 20 F Street Conference Center, NW, in Washington, D.C. The workshop is part of the National Academy of Science's ongoing Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions series(http://dels-old.nas.edu/envirohealth/index.shtml) .
Representing NIEHS will be Senior Advisor for Public Health John Balbus, M.D.(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/advisor/balbus/index.cfm), chair of government liaisons for the series, and Lisa Helbling Chadwick, Ph.D., a health scientist administrator in the Cellular, Organs, and Systems Pathobiology Branch.
Balbus will deliver opening remarks and moderate a panel discussion during a session devoted to "Interplay of Environmental Exposures and the Microbiome," along with NIEHS grantee Ivan Rusyn, M.D., Ph.D.(http://www.sph.unc.edu/?option=com_profiles&profileAction=ProfDetail&pid=702665970) , of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chadwick will participate in a panel discussion during the session, exploring "Societal, Research, and Public Policy Implications."
NIEHS grantee Helmut Zarbl, Ph.D.(http://eohsi.rutgers.edu/eohsi-directory/name/helmut-zarbl/) , will present opening and closing remarks at the workshop. Zarbl is director of the NIEHS-funded Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers University.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is open through April 26.