An update on NIEHS strategic planning struck a chord with members of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council during their Feb 15-16 meeting.
Nearly 100 environmental health researchers, NIEHS program administrators, and other interested government officials gathered Feb. 6-7 in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
NIEHS epidemiologist Walter Rogan, M.D., was named an honorary fellow by the AAP for his exemplary service with the organization’s Council on Environmental Health.
U.S. Geological Survey funding announced Feb. 8 will support working group retreats at the John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis in Fort Collins, Colo.
A webinar Feb. 8 highlighted research on pesticide exposure in children by scientists in the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention.
The second annual Career Blitz featured 22 Ph.D.-trained scientists from a variety of traditional and non-traditional career paths.
Seven distinguished scientists with ties to NIEHS are among the 539 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science elected as 2011 Fellows.
NIEHS Communications staff took home a Pegasus Award of Distinction for one of its first video efforts, “Falling in love with research, students in the laboratory.”
Staff from NIEHS and NTP, including Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., will showcase new strategic directions, new opportunities for collaboration, and new technologies.
NIEHS grantee Sarah Tishkoff, Ph.D., and co-authors underscore the importance of making sure that ethical evaluation keeps pace with advances in research strategies.
NIEHS trainees launched the largest volunteer apprenticeship ever Feb. 9 in the Citizen Schools program at Lowes Grove Middle School in Durham, N.C.
The NIEHS nanotechnology consortium held its third biannual meeting Jan. 26-27 to hear research progress updates and convene a meeting of the steering committee.
Three of the ten 2012 Science Communication Fellows announced Feb. 15 by Environmental Health Sciences are receiving training or research support from NIEHS.
Inside the Institute
NIEHS welcomed Freddy Parker, Ph.D., to Rodbell Auditorium for a one-hour seminar titled, “They Fled Too: Female Slave Runaways in North Carolina, 1775-1840.”
Scientists and staff gathered Feb. 16 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., for the 2012 African-American History Month Observance Program featuring JC Hayward.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Mar 01, in Keystone 1003, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. — Keystone Lecture Seminar Series, with John Rawls, Ph.D., addressing “Microbial and developmental regulation of vertebrate energy balance”
Mar 03, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m. — 21st Annual Meeting of the Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology, "Reproductive Tract Organogenesis" (http://www.tcrb.org/)
Mar 06–07, at NIH in Bethesda, Md., 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Meeting
Mar 07–08, at NIH in Bethesda, Md., 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Meeting
Mar 09, in Keystone 1003, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. — Keystone Lecture Seminar Series, “Assessing the Impact of Research,” by Kristi Holmes, Ph.D.
Mar 12, in 3503 Thomas Hall, North Carolina State University 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. — Department of Genetics Seminar, featuring Karen Adelman, Ph.D., topic TBA
Mar 21–22, at the Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — South Atlantic National Research Conference (SANRC), registration (https://www.team-psa.com/sancconference2012/registration.asp)
Mar 23, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. — Annual North Carolina Environmental Stewardship Initiative Meeting
Mar 26–29, location and time TBA, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers Meeting
Mar 27 (Offsite event), at Sigma Xi in Research Triangle Park, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Sigma Xi lunchtime lecture series with Sri Nadadur, Ph.D., speaking on nanomaterials and health
Mar 27–29 (Offsite event), at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Worker Education and Training Program Awardee Meeting and National Trainers' Exchange: “Training Today for a Safer Tomorrow”
View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar
The presentation, “Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Inheritance,” featured Danny Reinberg, Ph.D., a researcher who studies how epigenetics regulates gene expression.
Members of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council heard two exciting scientific presentations at their meeting Feb. 16 at NIEHS.
Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D., has found that manganese may prevent the potentially lethal effects of infection by a bacterial compound known as Shiga toxin.
The NIEHS commitment to mineral fibers research was front and center at the most recent meeting of the Interagency Asbestos Working Group Feb. 2-3, hosted by NIEHS.
Researchers from NIEHS and Florida International University offer an explanation for how degenerative nerve disorders, such as Huntington’s disease, arise.
According to a new NIEHS-funded study, traditional risk assessment methods underestimate both the burden of disease and cost of asthma associated with air pollution.
Children and teens with higher cadmium levels are more likely to have learning disabilities and be placed in special education, according to a new NIEHS-funded study.
An NIEHS-funded study finds that alkaline and alkaline-polymer solutions might offer an effective and less expensive way to remove tars from gas plant sites.
Three studies published in the last two months with NIEHS and EPA support add to the growing body of evidence for proposals that arsenic levels in food require regulation.
Superfund researchers published findings that link early childhood exposure to PCE-contaminated water to increased risk of psychological disorders later in life.
A new NIEHS-funded study in Genome Biology is the latest manuscript to identify genetic adaptations prevalent in populations living in high altitudes.
A panel of external scientific experts, convened by the National Toxicology Program, peer reviewed and approved the conclusions of seven draft technical reports.
An NIEHS Superfund Research Program webinar Feb. 3 explored the potentially adverse effects of exposure to brominated fire retardants during critical windows of susceptibility.
U.S. federal agencies, including NIEHS, have agreed with recommendations for use of a method that requires fewer animals and enables pain-free product safety testing.
The lead story in this month’s issue examines the hypothesis that photosynthetic bacteria may be a major factor in neurodegenerative disease.
An innovative interagency program opens its 2012 workshop series with an exploration of individual susceptibility to environmental stressors April 18-19 in Washington, D.C.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/3/dert/index.htm
- Obesity and childhood phthalate exposure
- The cost of asthma from traffic-related air pollution
- Childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene and later mental illness
- New zebrafish line for studying aryl hydrocarbon receptor
Intramural Papers of the Month/news/newsletter/2012/3/dir/index.htm
- Tet1 is essential for pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells
- EET research may help in the fight against cancer
- Early-life soy exposure and gender-role play behavior in children
- The role of CD103(+) dendritic cells in allergic lung inflammation