With its most recent community engagement outreach initiative, NIEHS tackled the issues of asthma and air quality in communities within the city of Boston.
U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), visited the Brown University Superfund Research Program April 9.
Kirk Smith, Ph.D., is one of two winners of this year’s coveted Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the organization announced March 20 in a press release.
Biochemist Juliette Bell, Ph.D., a former NIEHS staff fellow and research biologist, will become the next president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore July 1.
Two NIEHS-funded investigators, Brent Carter, M.D., and John Hollingsworth, M.D., received an honor that recognizes exceptional early career accomplishments.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Todd Park gave a spirited talk April 5 at NIEHS about the Health Data Initiative.
Nearly 250 trainers from the NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program met March 28-29 to improve training methods for emergency response workers.
Librarian Cathy Sarli and bioinformaticist Kristi Holmes, Ph.D., urged scientists and administrators to think outside the citations analysis box to quantify research outcomes.
Gina Solomon, M.D., will assume a top post with the California Environmental Protection Agency, according to a California Newswire press release April 11.
After more than three years of collaboration, the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Evaluation Metrics Manual is finally available to the public free of charge.
Raluca Dumitru, M.D., Ph.D., will be director of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Core Facility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
NIEHS continues to expand the reach of its environmental health message by creatively adapting it for the ever-exploding world of social media.
Quiana Childress was selected to receive a FASEB Minority Access to Research Careers travel award to attend the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting.
Carol Folt, Ph.D., a member of the Superfund Research Program at Dartmouth College, was appointed interim president of the college April 17.
This April, NIEHS trainees once again traded in their pipettes for hall passes to participate in North Carolina DNA Day.
NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., addressed questions regarding the NTP report April 24 during a U.S. House of Representatives joint subcommittee hearing.
NIEHS staffers Chip Hughes, Sharon Beard, and Liam O’Fallon are being honored with the Good Neighbor Award by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Inside the Institute
The NIEHS Trainees Assembly held its spring 2012 general assembly meeting April 19, highlighting its accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year.
NIEHS outreach specialists joined the tens of thousands of people who flocked to Raleigh April 20-21 for the grand opening of the new Nature Research Center.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
May 03, Rodbell A, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Seminar with Rich Cregari speaking on “Emerging Automotive Technology”
May 03–04, Keystone 1003AB 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NIEHS Centers for Neurodegeneration Science Directors’ Meeting
May 07, 101/F-193 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Laboratory of Signal Transduction Seminar Series on “Control of Cholesterol/Lipid Homeostasis: the SREBP/miR-33 Circuit,” by Stefan Feske, M.D.
May 07, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows’ Invited Guest Lecture with Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., addressing “The Impact of p53 Polymorphic Variants on Cancer and Disease”
May 09–12 (Offsite event), Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting and 75th Anniversary Celebration
May 09, Rodbell Auditorium 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Ethics Day with guest speakers Kevin Elliot, Ph.D., and Meave Tooher
May 15, 101/F-193, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. — Carlos de los Santos, Ph.D., speaking on “History of DNA Repair — Anecdotal Observations on the Origins of Mutation Research”
May 21–22, Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council Meeting
May 23, 101/F-193, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Laboratory of Neurobiology Seminar Series with Ted Abel, Ph.D., topic TBA.
May 24, Rodbell C 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Seminar on “Responding to Community Concerns on Environmental Public Health — Advancing the Scientific Research, Translation, and Policy Agenda,” by Andrea Hricko
May 29–30, Rodbell Auditorium May 29 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.–May 30 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Symposium on Motif Identification and ChIP-seq Data Analysis
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Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., continued an annual tradition of outstanding Rodbell lectures with his seminar April 10, titled “Cell-, Gene-, and Physiology-Specific Regulation by the Glucocorticoid Receptor.”
In recognition of Women’s History Month, University of California, San Francisco professor Gail Martin, Ph.D., delivered the 2012 NIEHS Spirit Lecture April 16.
NIEHS Staff Scientist Harriet Kinyamu, Ph.D., won a poster prize at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting March 31-April 4 in Chicago.
NIEHS Health Scientist Administrator Sri Nadadur, Ph.D., delivered the American Scientist’s lunchtime seminar March 27 at Sigma Xi headquarters in RTP.
Two new NIEHS-funded studies, led by researchers at Columbia University, link urban air pollution with asthma risk and behavioral problems in children.
NIEHS- funded researchers report that increasing variability in summer temperatures may reduce the life expectancy of elderly people with chronic medical conditions.
The negative health effects of early-life exposure to secondhand smoke appear to impact girls more than boys — particularly those with early-life allergic sensitization.
NTP lead researcher Michael Waalkes, Ph.D., and his team have discovered how exposure to arsenic can turn normal stem cells into cancer stem cells.
What people eat may be able to determine whether or how extensively powerful chemicals, such as PCBs, damage their bodies, according to a new NIEHS-funded study.
The agenda was designed to highlight emerging environmental issues — ones that are changing people’s everyday lives and challenging preconceived notions.
Cancer geneticist Reuben Harris, Ph.D., spoke April 16 as part of the Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis Fellows Invited Guest Lecture Series.
A new study by NIEHS grantees links the chemical bisphenol A to increased frequency of arrhythmias, or heartbeat irregularities, in animals.
NIEHS-funded researchers have developed a new online mapper capable of displaying population and environmental characteristics of areas surrounding hazardous waste sites.
The lead news story in the May issue of Environmental Health Perspectives examines Shell’s plans for addressing oil spills in Arctic seas.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/5/dert/index.htm
- Health implications of temperature variability
- Autism risk linked to maternal diabetes and obesity
- Potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease
- Environmental estrogens and developmental reprogramming
Intramural Papers of the Month/news/newsletter/2012/5/dir/index.htm
- Determining specificity for enzymes used in heparin and heparan sulfate production
- Calcium influx is a critical component of embryonic development
- Members of the Ccr4-Not complex crucial for embryonic stem cell circuitry
- Scientists link impaired lung development to Nrf2 deficiencies in neonatal mice under oxidant stress