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Environmental Factor, December 2012

NIEHS Spotlight

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.Birnbaum receives prominent EPA award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., the 2011 Level III Scientific and Technological Achievement Award.

Jesse Goodman, M.D.NIEHS/NTP celebrates 20-year partnership with FDA

The Interagency Agreement between NIEHS and the FDA has resulted in dozens of critical, complex studies that have helped protect public health.

APHA logoNIEHS knocks it out of the park at APHA

NIEHS enjoyed a high profile at the 140th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association Oct. 27-31 in San Francisco.

Leping Li, Ph.D.Leping Li awarded tenure

The National Institutes of Health Central Tenure Committee recently granted tenure to Leping Li, Ph.D., a bioinformaticist in the NIEHS Biostatistics Branch.

Academy of Toxicological Sciences logoStokes selected as a fellow of ATS

NTP center director Rear Adm. William Stokes, D.V.M., was notified Oct. 25 of his induction as a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.

Brant Hamel, Ph.D.Postdoc Brant Hamel moves into clinical research at Duke

NIEHS fellow Brant Hamel, Ph.D., transitioned from the bench Nov. 1 into clinical research as a regulatory coordinator for gastrointestinal oncology clinical trials.

Samuel Wilson, M.D.Wilson named editor-in-chief of DNA Repair

NIEHS researcher Samuel Wilson, M.D., will become the first National Institutes of Health scientist to serve as editor-in-chief of the journal DNA Repair.

Varmus with NCIVarmus recognizes NIEHS leadership on GEI

Several NIEHS staff members received merit awards from the National Cancer Institute for their contributions to the Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative (GEI).

Larry Hart, Ph.D.Former NIEHS pharmacologist Larry Hart remembered

His many friends and colleagues at NIEHS and NTP remembered, with fondness, colleague Larry Hart, Ph.D., who died Oct. 22 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Trevor Archer, Ph.D.Postdoctoral fellow recruitments aim for a more diverse NIEHS

The goal of the NIEHS Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) diversity program is to increase the participation of fellows and faculty from underrepresented groups.

Hazel Nichols, Ph.D.NIEHS Epidemiology Branch receives grant from Avon Foundation Story contains video

NIEHS epidemiologist Hazel Nichols, Ph.D., was in Charlotte, N.C., to receive an oversized mock check for $270,000 from the Avon Foundation.

Ericka Reid, Ph.D.NIEHS connects with students and scientists at ABRCMS conference

Ericka Reid, Ph.D., and Anshul Pandya, Ph.D., represented NIEHS at the 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Jose, Calif.

Sir Walter Raleigh wearing a lab coatScience writers storm Raleigh

NIEHS was well represented at ScienceWriters2012, a joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

John SchelpLive from NIEHS: Experts field obesity questions

NIEHS convened a panel of experts Nov. 29 to tackle questions from the public on childhood obesity and related environmental factors.

Assistant U.S. Surgeon General Rear Adm. William Stokes, D.V.M.USPHS officers join Veterans Day parade

U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps officers, from various divisions in North Carolina, participated in the Veterans Day parade in Raleigh.

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Inside the Institute

CFC LogoCFC enters the home stretch

With two more special events building the pledge coffer in November, the Combined Federal Campaign at NIEHS has its Dec. 15 deadline clearly in sight.

Halloween PumpkinCelebrating Halloween in style

Members of the NIEHS Laboratory of Signal Transduction were in a festive mood for their Halloween international potluck lunch.

Wilbur WoodisNIEHS celebrates Native American Heritage Month

This year’s featured speaker, Wilbur Woodis, is a Native American who focuses on health, social, and educational issues for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Dec 10, Rodbell ABC 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Seminar on “The environmental health atlas: A portal to discovering the promise of environmental health,” by Bruce Lanphear, Ph.D.
  • Dec 11, Rodbell Auditorium 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting
  • Dec 17, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Biostatistics Branch Seminar Series with Andrew Allen, Ph.D.

View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar

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Science Notebook

Steve Wing, Ph.D.Science Day celebrates Institute achievements

The 10th annual NIEHS Science Day showcased breakthroughs in environmental health and recognized research and mentorship achievements by NIEHS scientists.

Aaron Bowman, Ph.D.Understanding individual susceptibility to environmental toxicants

Aaron Bowman, Ph.D., discussed how he uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to study environmental health and neurodegenerative disease risk.

Nicki Baker presenting at SRP Annual MeetingResearch on PCBs and obesity earns Wetterhahn award

Nicki Baker, a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky, is the 15th recipient of the annual Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award.

SRP LogoSRP patents licensed for water applications

University of Kentucky researchers used non-toxic nanoparticles and green chemistry approaches to remediate water polluted by hazardous waste.

Steve Wing, Ph.D.Wing discusses poverty, health, and industrial hog production

At the very hour the embargo on his latest paper lifted Oct. 28, NIEHS grantee Steve Wing, Ph.D., addressed a capacity audience of science writers in Raleigh, N.C.

Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D.Guerinot discusses metal uptake, transport, and accumulation in plants

Dartmouth College professor and SRP grantee Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D., discussed how plants take up and distribute metals at a recent NIEHS seminar.

Randi Bertelsen, Ph.D.Antimicrobial compound associated with allergies

NIEHS researchers have determined that Norwegian children exposed to high levels of the antimicrobial compound triclosan display allergic sensitization.

NICEATM-ICCVAM logoFall NICEATM activities focus on international collaborations

NICEATM scientists worked with international colleagues on new methods and decision strategies for chemical safety and vaccine testing.

Kenneth Marians, Ph.D. LMG speaker discusses replication beyond DNA damage

In his LMG seminar, Kenneth Marians, Ph.D., described clear evidence that DNA replication, by itself, can restart beyond a replication blocking DNA lesion.

EHP logoThis month in EHP Story contains video

The December issue of Environmental Health Perspetives highlights human health impacts of increased imports and green building techniques in tribal housing.

GEMS President Nagu Keshava, Ph.D.GEMS reflects on 30 years

The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society celebrated its 30th anniversary at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Extramural Research

Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/12/dert/index.htm

Intramural Research

Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/12/dir/index.htm

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