Both NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and DERT Director Gwen Collman, Ph.D., addressed the status of implementation of the new strategic plan.
Former NIEHS trainee Rebecca Heise, Ph.D., has just completed the second big step of her academic career by becoming a co-lead researcher on a four-year NIH grant.
NIEHS hosted the annual meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods Sept. 5-6 in Research Triangle Park, N.C
At the conference Aug. 26-30, NIEHS Deputy Director Richard Woychik, Ph.D., framed a future for environmental epidemiology based on the new NIEHS strategic plan.
At its Sept. 11 meeting, Council also gave an enthusiastic, unanimous green light to a concept presented by the Superfund Research Program.
Chemist and public health advocate Arlene Blum, Ph.D., visited NIEHS Sept. 18 to discuss “Flame Retardants and Public Health: How Science Can Inform Policy.”
NIEHS joined institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada in recognition of National Postdoc Appreciation Week with a special celebration Sept. 21.
NTP center director Rear Adm. William Stokes, D.V.M., was selected by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers as one of the inaugural 21-member class.
Jill Hesse, Ph.D., left NIEHS this summer for a field applications specialist position at GenoLogics, a genomics laboratory information management system software company.
Reaching out to inform consumers about mercury in seafood, researchers screened a short NIEHS-funded film in Boston, Mass. and at two New Hampshire locations in September.
NIEHS biologist Stella Sieber is one of three new members of the Amputee Coalition Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee.
Sept. 27 marked the 50th anniversary of the book credited with jump-starting the environmental movement, “Silent Spring” by marine biologist Rachel Carson.
Craig Slatin, Sc.D., placed contemporary labor and public health issues into historical context, as he built an argument for protecting workers and the environment.
With the hire of contract librarian Julie Harris in September, the NIEHS Library team now includes three full-time information professionals.
National Research Council report, “Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and A Strategy,” was released Sept. 7 by the National Academy of Sciences.
Inside the Institute
The great chili chefs of NIEHS were back on the job Sept. 18, as the Institute kicked off its 2012 Greater North Carolina Combined Federal Campaign drive.
NIEHS staff donated 3,600 pounds of food and toiletries during the 2012 Feds Feeds Families campaign, beating its 2011 performance and its 2012 goal.
Continuing a long-standing tradition, NIEHS honored employees for their decades of service during a Sept. 13 ceremony.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Oct 01–02, Rodbell Auditorium Oct. 1, 1:00-5:00 p.m.–Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. — Peer Review of Draft NTP Monograph on Developmental Effects and Pregnancy Outcomes Associated with Cancer Chemotherapy Use during Pregnancy
Oct 02, Rodbell C 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — LMG Fellows’ Invited Guest Lecture, with Kami Ahmed, Ph.D., speaking on “Genomic functions of H3.3 assembly factors”
Oct 03, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month, with Elizabeth Yeampierre, J.D., discussing “Intergenerational Leadership: The Foundation to Environmental Health and Sustainably Just Solutions
Oct 05, Rodbell Auditorium 1:00 p.m–2:00 p.m. — Seminar featuring Gad Getz, Ph.D., addressing “Cancer Genomes Analysis: Computational Challenges and Approaches”
Oct 11–12, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. — WETP Workshop on Evaluation of Training
Oct 15 (Offsite event), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, N.C. 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. — Symposium and Dialogue on Science, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Justice, register (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dEJMLUUyeGZkS3RFSlRyVHMtSk5zT0E6MA)
Oct 18 (Offsite event), Bill and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society annual fall meeting, register (http://www.eventbrite.com/org/255909917)
Oct 21–24 (Offsite event), Marriot City Center in Raleigh, N.C. — 25th Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program, register (http://eseconf.sph.unc.edu/2012/SRP/register.php)
Nov 01–02, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. — NIEHS Science Days
View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar
NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., made three invited oral presentations and was lead researcher on four poster presentations at Dioxin 2012.
Advances in animal models were the focus of two scientific presentations at the Sept. 11 National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting.
According to this month’s NIEHS Distinguished Lecturer, mouse geneticist Monica Justice, Ph.D., studying mice can help scientists better understand human diseases.
The study by NIEHS researchers is the first to measure the presence of allergic antibodies in relation to past myocardial infarction in the U.S.
The experimental treatment method allows small therapeutic agents to safely cross the blood-brain barrier by turning off a key gatekeeper protein.
In a seminar Sept. 10 at NIEHS, grantee Robert Wright, M.D., explained the importance of epigenetics in reproductive health research.
NIEHS participated in an expert workshop to address issues involved in setting occupational levels of exposure for nanomaterials.
An enthusiastic audience of toxicologists and neuroscientists was on hand Sept. 6 to hear a presentation by animal behavioral testing expert Charles Vorhees, Ph.D.
A new study funded in part by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program reports, for the first time, levels of the environmental contaminant trichloroethylene in breast milk.
Food chemist and toxicologist Nils Schebb, Ph.D., was honored Sept. 18 for research he conducted as an NIEHS-supported postdoc at the University of California, Davis.
Veteran NIEHS grantee Clement Furlong, Ph.D., spoke at NIEHS Sept. 4 on “The Many Facets of Gene-Environment Interactions of the Paraoxonases.”
NIEHS scientists and grantees convened with internationally renowned scientists in Newport, R.I. for the 2012 Mutagenesis Gordon Research Conference.
A new NIEHS-funded study suggests men who work in certain occupations around the time of conception are more likely to father offspring with various birth defects.
A new study funded in part by NIEHS may enhance researchers’ ability to determine how a particular DNA lesion alters transcription and gene expression.
NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., welcomed participants to an international workshop Sept. 11 in Berlin with a video presentation.
For its annual Children’s Health issue, Environmental Health Perspectives highlights new research on how assisted reproduction and epigenetics impact development.
NIEHS and FDA scientists will join international experts this fall to consider improved methods and approaches for safety testing of whooping cough vaccines.
There’s still time to register for free onsite attendance and webcast access for this exciting exploration of emerging science for environmental health decisions.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/10/dert/index.htm
- Triclosan impairs heart and skeletal muscle contractility
- Pan-fried red meat increases risk for prostate cancer
- Uncovering a defective gene’s role in autism-type behaviors
- Infant exposure to specific molds linked with asthma risk
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/10/dir/index.htm
- Maternal smoking during pregnancy leads to modifications in child’s DNA
- Novel protein limits programmed mutagenesis to antibody-producing genes
- Cerium dioxide nanoparticles may lead to human immune cell death
- Study dissects regulation of innate immunity by p53 tumor suppressor