NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., traveled to New Delhi, India, Dec. 6 to present the keynote address at an international symposium on occupational health.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced the election of lead researcher Michael Resnick, Ph.D., as a new fellow.
The Society of Toxicology has selected NIEHS Superfund Research Program Director Bill Suk, Ph.D., to receive its 2013 Founders Award.
A recent push to test well water revealed high levels of arsenic and radon in homes throughout the Tuftonboro, N.H., community.
Superfund Rolf Halden, Ph.D., is the new director of the Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University.
The annual NIEHS Partners meeting Dec. 14 in Friendship Heights, Md., featured the lively discussion participants have come to expect in this casual roundtable venue.
NIEHS postdoc Anshul Pandya, Ph.D., leaves this month for a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Chukchi Campus.
As the new director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at NCSU, Nisha Cavanaugh, Ph.D., is now in the best position to realize her ambition.
The NIEHS Clinical Research Unit welcomed its newest member, Shepherd Schurman, M.D., to the fold as new director of the Environmental Polymorphisms Registry.
Ten NIEHS employees were among those recognized Dec. 19 at the 2012 NIH Office of the Director Honor Award ceremony in Bethesda, Md.
NTP center director Rear Adm. William Stokes, D.V.M., received the Distinguished Service Medal Dec. 19, during his flag officer retirement ceremony at NIEHS.
Inside the Institute
NIEHS offered employees and contractors sustenance for the body and the soul during this year’s International Day celebration Dec. 12.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Jan 04, Rodbell C 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Seminar Series presentation on “Regulation of Cytochrome P450 Enzyme Proteolysis by Reactive Nitrogen Species,” by Edward Morgan, Ph.D.
Jan 08, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Noel Rose, M.D., Ph.D., speaking on “Myocarditis: An Environmentally Initiated Autoimmune Disease”
Jan 09–11, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — Nano Exposure Workshop, followed by Nano Characterization Workshop
Jan 10–11 (Offsite event), Keck Center in Washington D.C. — Emerging Science Workshop on Integrating Environmental Health Data to Advance Discovery, register (http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1087258/January-Data-Meeting-On-Site-Registration)
Jan 16–17 (Offsite event), California Environmental Protection Agency in Sacramento and online — Cumulative Impacts and Children's Environmental Health (http://circle.berkeley.edu/Events2013Symposiumr.html)
Jan 17, Rodbell Auditorium 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Office of the Director Seminar with Story Landis, Ph.D.
Jan 23 (Offsite event), Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and online — Superfund Research Program Symposium on Response, Recovery, and Resilience to Oil Spills and Environmental Disasters: Engaging Experts and Communities, registration (http://srp.lsu.edu/ResourcesfortheCommunity/item50452.html)
Jan 25, Rodbell Auditorium 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. — Martin Luther King Jr. Observance by Griffin Rodgers, M.D.
Jan 28–30, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — BPA Grantee Research and Women’s Reproductive Health Meeting
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From the nearly 2,500 NIEHS-funded studies published in 2012, leaders of the Institute’s three research divisions selected 30 for special recognition as Papers of the Year.
The Board of Scientific Counselors endorsed the NTP multi-year PAH research concept with some minor tweaks, and accepted a working group report on systematic review.
Longtime grantee Bruce Lanphear, MD., gave an audience at NIEHS a sneak peek at the Canadian Environmental Health Atlas website he and his colleagues are developing.
A new study, funded in part by NIEHS, suggests that replacing kerosene lamps with more efficient sources of artificial light would have a major impact in slowing the earth’s warming trend.
The seven publications detail the ways climate change might affect how chemicals are transported and cause toxicity to ecosystems and humans.
A compound developed through NIEHS-funded Superfund research shows promise in treating a severe inflammatory disorder.
People living near a former uranium ore processing facility in Ohio are experiencing a higher than average rate of lupus, according a new NIEHS-funded study.
NIEHS and FDA scientists joined other experts from around the world at a workshop on improved methods and approaches for safety testing of whooping cough vaccines.
NTP scientist Warren Casey, Ph.D., participated expert meetings Nov. 28-30 that considered in vitro methods for detecting substances that might interfere with normal hormone function.
Environmental Health Perspectives goes paperless in January with its first entirely electronic issue featuring a cover article on cooler-by-design architecture and engineering.
The first 2013 NIEHS distinguished lecture, “Myocarditis: an environmentally initiated autoimmune disease,” will be presented Jan. 8 by Noel Rose, M.D., Ph.D.
An innovative NIEHS-sponsored program continues its workshop series with an exploration of Integrating Environmental Health Data to Advance Discovery Jan. 10-11.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/1/dert/index.htm
- Mechanism for melanoma risk in people with red hair and fair skin
- Early exposures to air pollution linked with autism
- Flame retardant Firemaster 550 confirmed as endocrine disruptor
- Prenatal mercury and ADHD
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/1/dir/index.htm
- Chloride channel regulation may lead to improvements in vascular disease
- Mechanisms of anticancer drug resistance
- New insights into lung dendritic cell migration in adaptive immune responses
- Tobacco smoke exposure in utero increases adult cardiovascular disease risk