With an Aug. 1 editorial in Environmental Health Perspectives, NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., officially launched the Institute’s 2012-2017 Strategic Plan.
The director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development outlined the institute’s strategic vision.
During the Aug. 8 webinar, speakers addressed the use of community-driven research to enhance environmental public health and justice.
NIEHS grantees Brenda Eskenazi, Ph.D., and Bruce Lanphear, M.D., took top honors at the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology meeting.
NIEHS Associate Director for Management Joellen Austin will be a part of the winter session of the highly competitive Leadership for a Democratic Society program.
In late July, NIEHS named Tammy Collins, Ph.D., to direct the Office of Fellows Career Development.
An international body of scientists has named NIEHS grantee Elizabeth Matsui, M.D., this year’s top young investigator in the field of allergy and immunology.
At NIEHS, nanotechnology safety is a top priority, said NIEHS Senior Medical Advisor Aubrey Miller, M.D., at the Safe Nano Design Workshop Aug. 14-16.
Outstanding New Environmental Scientist award winner Lauren Aleksunes, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is being honored by the University of Connecticut.
A new NIEHS-funded program in New Jersey is building on a proven model of hazardous materials training to help veterans reenter the civilian workforce.
Sarah Swerdlow, Ph.D., will teach genetics and microbiology courses, along with senior seminars and other classes, at the liberal arts college in Greenville, Pa.
The meeting Aug. 7-8 provided a forum for researchers from both groups to strengthen ties and find new opportunities for collaboration.
Two months of hard work, dedicated research, and extensive laboratory training came to a close for most interns July 26 with the program’s concluding poster session.
During ceremonies in late July, two U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers stationed at NIEHS received awards for outstanding service.
Inside the Institute
The innovative Science and Everyday Experience summer camp held its seventh annual session June 30 at the Durham (N.C.) Alumnae Delta House.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Sep 04, Rodbell A 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series presentation on “The Many Facets of Gene/Environment Interactions of the Paraoxonases,” by Clement Furlong, Ph.D.
Sep 05–06, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods meeting
Sep 07, Rodbell A 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Lecture Series seminar with Wen Xie, M.D., Ph.D., addressing “The Endobiotic Function of Xenobiotic Receptors and Enzymes in Metabolic Disease”
Sep 11, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting
Sep 11–13 (Offsite event), Charite Medical University Berlin — International workshop on “Low Dose Effects and Non-monotonic Dose Responses for Endocrine Active Chemicals: Science to Practice,” registration (http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/conference/dert_endocrine_2012/index.cfm/conference/registration/registration_id/221) required
Sep 18, Rodbell Auditorium 1:00 p.m–2:00 p.m. — Office of the Director seminar featuring Arlene Blum, Ph.D., addressing “Flame Retardants and Public Health: How Science Can Inform Policy”
Sep 27, Rodbell Auditorium 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NIEHS Genomics Day
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Fellows fared very well in this year’s NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence competition, receiving 19 of 220 highly coveted awards.
A new study published by NIEHS scientists and their collaborators may have discovered the answer by analyzing infant gene expression patterns.
For high school science teacher Kelly Estes, her externship was an eye-opening, curriculum-enriching experience that culminated in an informal seminar Aug. 9.
Four new papers published this summer in the Journal of Autoimmunity are the latest result of a 2010 NIEHS-sponsored workshop.
A capacity audience gathered Aug. 7 to hear Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D., discuss “Mammary gland as a sensitive target tissue for endocrine disruption.”
Travel awards are making it possible for two NIEHS Developmental Neurobiology Group trainees to attend a major international conference.
Cincinnati-based researchers report new evidence that exposure to three types of mold during infancy may have a direct link to asthma development during childhood.
Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy had about a 25 percent increased risk for high-functioning autism, according to a new NIEHS-funded study.
Three new papers published online Aug. 15 provide insight into how researchers can work with communities to reduce children’s asthma rates.
A new NIEHS-funded study suggests there is a link between exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and an epigenetic mark of promoter methylation.
The 2010–2011 ICCVAM biennial report describes progress in advancing new and improved safety assessment methods.
The testing methods use human cells to screen substances for their potential to interact with the estrogen receptor.
This month’s feature stories in EHP tackle the issues of labeling genetically engineered crops and regulation of trace radioactive contaminants.
NIEHS is one of several sponsors of a workshop Sept. 11-13 in Berlin on “Low Dose Effects and Non-monotonic Dose Responses for Endocrine Active Chemicals.”
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/9/dert/index.htm
- Whole genome sequencing reveals genetic basis for diversity and evolution
- Wearable sensor monitors personal exposure to VOCs
- Biomarker predicts years of service for firefighters
- Long-term air pollution exposure linked with heart problems
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/9/dir/index.htm
- Clock gene expression regulated by ROR gamma
- Fertility drugs and young-onset breast cancer
- Study estimates the frequency of an autoimmunity biomarker in U.S.
- Revolutionizing the detection of free radical DNA in cells