Environmental Factor, June 2011, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIEHS receives five NIH plain language awards
NIEHS was among the NIH centers and institutes recognized at the 2010-2011 NIH Plain Language/Clear Communication Awards Ceremony(http://www.nih.gov/clearcommunication/plainlanguage.htm) May 17 in Bethesda, Md. Plain language and clear writing have been official goals at NIH for at least a decade(http://www.nih.gov/clearcommunication/plarchive/index.htm) and are now a government-wide requirement of the Plain Writing Act of 2010, signed into law by President Obama in October of last year.
In a message to employees, NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., congratulated this year's NIEHS recipients and said she was delighted by the news.
- The National Children's Study website(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/programs/children-study/index.cfm) and The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves website(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/programs/cookstoves/index.cfm) by NIEHS Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) Science Editor Robin Arnette, Ph.D.
- Let's Talk About SELF: Study of Environment, Lifestyle and Fibroids(http://www.detroitself.org/video.htm) , by NIEHS Women's Health Group Principal Investigator Donna Baird, Ph.D., along with four contractors with Social Scientific and Systems, Inc. - Christie Barker-Cummings, Dr.P.H., Milele Bynum, Christina Makarushka, and Carrissa Dixon
- What's in a Color? The Unique Human Health Effects of Blue Light(http://tinyurl.com/yfw66dx) , by Environmental Health Perspectives News Editor Susan Booker, freelance writer David Holzman, and two Brogan and Partners contractors - Matthew Ray and Joseph Tart
- by NIEHS OCPL Director Christine Flowers, NIEHS OCPL News Director Robin Mackar, NIEHS OCPL Program Specialist Anne Thompson, and Image Associates contractor Donna Jeanne Corcoran