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NIEHS receives five NIH plain language awards

June 2011

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) Exit NIEHS May 17 in Bethesda, Md. Plain language and clear writing have been official goals at NIH for at least a decade 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 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) Exit NIEHS, 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) Exit NIEHS, by Environmental Health Perspectives News Editor Susan Booker, freelance writer David Holzman, and two Brogan and Partners contractors - Matthew Ray and Joseph Tart
  • The NIEHS Overview Fact Sheet (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/niehs_overview.pdf)  Download Adobe Reader (632 KB) 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


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