Despite new travel restrictions for federal employees, a smaller NIEHS delegation still had a significant impact at the 2013 American Public Health Association meeting.
The American Public Health Association meeting featured the presentation of the Homer N. Calver award to NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
NIEHS industrial hygienist Sharon Beard brought home a prestigious award last month from the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Boston.
The NIEHS/NCI Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program celebrated its tenth anniversary at the annual meeting Nov. 7-8 in Madison, Wis.
NIEHS- and EPA- funded researchers, scientists, and administrators celebrated the 15-year anniversary of the Children’s Centers Oct. 29-30 in Washington, D.C.
In the first issue of a new series of newsletters, Director Dale Sandler, Ph.D., announced the completion of enrollment and the beginning of phase 2 of the study.
NIEHS organized the Nov. 15 roundtable discussion in connection with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP19) Nov. 11-22 in Warsaw, Poland.
During a conference call Oct. 24, speakers from Superfund Research Programs explained their work engaging communities to promote environmental justice.
The Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health selected NIEHS Superfund Director William Suk, Ph.D., to receive its inaugural Chairman’s Award.
University of California, Los Angeles Professor Emeritus John Froines, Ph.D., received this year’s Ramazzini Award for his career advancing public health.
Inside the Institute
A group of future NIH administrative, science management and policy leaders spent Sept. 20 on the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
The first-ever Elevate Your Career event at NIEHS highlighted a new program designed to further understanding of the federal job-search and promotions processes.
NIEHS celebrated its second annual America Recycles Day Nov. 14, collecting shoes, clothes, towels, blankets, eye glasses, and cell phones.
Longtime NIEHS employee Richard “Dick” Sloane was honored on Nov. 14 with the GoTriangle Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Golden Modes awards.
NIEHS biologist Rick Fannin turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets in his colorful locally manufactured ELF velomobile.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Dec 02, Rodbell Auditorium 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge: Crowdsourcing Tox21 Qualitative High Throughput Screening Data
Dec 03, Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group seminar by Seth Kullman, Ph.D., on "Heart, Bone, and Cartilage: What's AhR Got to Do With It"
Dec 06, Rodbell A 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Seminar Series, featuring Kanako Hayashi, Ph.D., discussing "The Impact of Epithelial Genes in Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer"
Dec 09, Keystone 1003AB 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series with Sara Wylie, Ph.D., discussing “Towards a Civic Technoscience: ExtrAct and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science”
Dec 10, Keystone 1003AB 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — NTP Biomolecular Screening Branch Seminar on “Amphibian Populations in Urban and Natural Environment in Urals,” by Vladimir Vershinin, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Dec 11, webinar 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. — EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2013 Webinar Series on Environment and Obesity (http://www.epa.gov/ncer/childrenscenters/webinar/2013/overview.html)
Dec 12–13, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NTP Report on Carcinogens Peer Review
Dec 17, Rall F-193 — DNA Repair Videoconference with Yves Pommier, M.D., Ph.D. discussing “Application of the NCI CellMiner Cancer Genome Project to the DNA Damage Response Genes.”
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NIEHS scientists gathered Nov. 7-8 to present their research discoveries in poster and oral presentations, during the 11th annual Science Day.
NIEHS Deputy Director Rick Woychik, Ph.D., chaired the meeting’s Challenge session Nov. 8 in Toronto and presented the speakers from the winning teams.
The Oct. 31 symposium featured presentations on nanomaterial synthesis and properties, as well as the effects of nanomaterial use on living organisms and the ecosystem.
The Oct. 29 meeting included presentations of study findings, public comments, peer-review comments, and panel discussions for each draft technical report.
As part of the 11th annual celebration of NIEHS Science Day Nov. 7-8, the Institute’s scientific community recognized the importance of quality training at NIEHS.
Honglei Chen, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael Fessler, M.D., were granted tenure Nov. 18 by the NIH Central Tenure Committee.
Cathrine Hoyo, Ph.D., explored the topic of “Testing the Developmental Origins of Adult Diseases Hypothesis” during a talk Nov. 18 at NIEHS.
The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society held its 31st annual fall meeting Nov. 14 at the Sheraton Imperial in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
A capacity audience was on hand at Duke University Nov. 15 for a talk by former NIEHS trainee Sherine Chan, Ph.D., on a new model for studying mitochondrial dysfunction.
The Nov. 19 presentation was given by renowned stem cell researcher Stephen Minger, Ph.D., who is head of cellular sciences at GE Healthcare Life Sciences.
An NIEHS Superfund grant provided funds to take a new product, which uses activated carbon technology, from the lab into the field for cleaning up a polluted lake.
Corin Hammond, a doctoral student at the University of Arizona, is the 16th recipient of the annual Superfund Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award.
Research by NIEHS Laboratory of Neurobiology was showcased at the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov 9-13 in San Diego, Calif.
Understanding the bigger picture of human exposure through state-of-the-art analytical chemistry was the focus of an NIEHS-funded Superfund meeting in Berkeley, Calif.
The November-December issue of Environmental Health Perspectives spotlights urban gardening and the need for better water quality for fish.
The 2013 Rodbell Lecture will feature Lewis Cantley, Ph.D., the scientist that led the team that discovered the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway in 1985.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/12/dert/index.htm
- Epigenetic effects of DDT lead to obesity in later generations
- Air pollution and psychological distress during pregnancy
- Eliminating damaged mitochondria from neuronal cells
- Maternal inhalation of nanomaterials can influence fetal health
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/12/dir/index.htm
- Understanding how ribonucleotides in DNA exert their biological effects
- Stress hormone signaling found to prevent heart disease
- DNA methylation as a biomarker to detect breast cancer
- Tanning gene linked to increased risk of testicular cancer