NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., added one more laurel to her long list May 20 with the award of an honorary doctorate by Ben-Gurion University.
Released May 6, the NCA makes clear that climate change, once thought an issue for the distant future, has moved firmly into the present, with impacts on human health.
NIEHS has designated the Center for Translational Environmental Health Research in Texas as the newest National Center of Excellence in Environmental Health Science.
Foundation for NIH director Maria Freire, Ph.D., seeks to change the lack of FNIH support for NIEHS research.
New policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics aims to protect children from iodine deficiency and adverse impacts of certain environmental chemicals.
NIEHS held its fifth annual Ethics Day May 15 with a refreshing mix of tunes, funny yet instructional videos, good-natured competition, and serious talk about ethical conduct.
At the 142nd meeting of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council, members learned about NIEHS programs and provided thoughtful feedback.
The NIEHS Laboratory of Molecular Genetics kicked off its two-day departmental retreat May 8 at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The fifth annual Genomics Day highlighted genomics resources available to NIEHS researchers and featured posters and talks on the research those resources support.
Nearly 400 people attended the daylong event featuring workshops, networking, and job-hunting advice on a variety of career paths.
Two April webinars provided more than 300 people with overview, exposure assessment, and approaches to reducing health risks from PCBs in schools.
Members of the NIEHS Office of Science Education and Diversity were part of a trans-NIH effort at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival April 26-27.
Three NIEHS-funded researchers, who have launched start-ups that promise to enhance public health, were recognized for their efforts this spring.
Caitlin McDonough and Jessica Boni won Outstanding Poster awards May 1 at the 2014 Postbac Poster Day at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
Inside the Institute
NIEHS support staff gathered April 23 for a lively workshop on strategies for recognizing accomplishments, managing stress, and establishing respect.
The Green and Fit Retrofit team was selected for a small group award, for the sustainable, healthy priorities that guided a recent NIEHS renovation.
More than three decades after completion of the main building at NIEHS, lead design architect Richard Banks returned to NIEHS May 19 for the first time.
May 5 marked the beginning of NIEHS Health and Fitness Week, an unofficial rite of spring, with multiple events every day of the week.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
June 03, Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group Seminar Series, featuring Carolyn Mattingly, Ph.D., addressing "Predicting Chemical-Gene-Disease Interactions with CTD [Comparative Toxicogenomics Database]"
June 04, Webinar 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. — NIEHS Superfund Research Program Arsenic Panel Discussion Webinar Series, “Part 4: Prevention and Remediation Strategies for Arsenic Exposure,”
June 05, Rall D350 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Toxicology and Pharmacology Seminar Series explores “Early Antidepressant Exposure Induces Global Network and Glial Dysfunctions,” by Rick Lin, Ph.D.
June 09, Keystone 1003AB 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — 11:00 a.m. Keystone Lecture: Dr. Leo Trasande, “The Economic Case for Protecting the Public from Environmental Hazards” (Kristi Pettibone)
June 10, Webcast 10:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m. —
from Bethesda, Maryland, NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion LGBTI Portfolio presentation, “On Being Human: Reflections on Trans* Health and Wellness,” with panelists Cecilia Chung, Ruby Corado, Rayceen Pendarvis, and JV Sapinoso, Ph.D.
June 12 (Offsite event), Daily Planet Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. — Science Café discussion of “History and Roles of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps,” with Capt. Terri Clark, D.V.M.
June 17–18, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NTP Board of Scientific Counselors meeting
June 18, Webcast 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. —
from Bethesda, Maryland, NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, featuring a presentation by Donald Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., “Human Organs on Chips and Programmable Nanotherapeutics”
June 21–24 (Offsite event), McCormick Place West in Chicago 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Endocrine Society annual meeting
June 25, NIH William H. Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. — ICCVAM Public Forum,
by June 11
June 30 – July 02, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Outstanding New Environmental Scientists (ONES) awardee meeting
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This fall, NIH distinguished lead researcher Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D., will join fellow members in the 2014 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
At a May 6 NIEHS distinguished lecture, Christopher Wright, D.Phil., discussed his work on pancreas development, with implications for cell-based disease therapy.
The NTP peer review panel met May 22 to review draft technical reports on two dietary supplements, a water disinfection byproduct, and a metalworking fluid.
NIH Central Tenure Committee awards tenure to NIEHS statistical geneticist Dmitri Zaykin, Ph.D., who works at the interface of mathematics, statistics, and biology.
An international gathering of researchers, co-sponsored by NTP and NCSU, explored the role aquatic species may play in new approaches to toxicity testing.
NIEHS lead researcher Stephen Shears, Ph.D., opened his May 12 talk at NIEHS on inositol pyrophosphate signaling by describing its title as provocative.
NIEHS-funded researchers at MIT report that a new test for DNA repair capacity may help doctors predict cancer risk and patient response to chemotherapy drugs.
NIEHS-funded scientists developing methods to assess and quantify the role of climate change on human health presented their work at an April 25 webinar.
NIEHS-funded researchers found prenatal arsenic exposure altered expression of 111 proteins and was associated with decreased head circumference of newborn males.
Tox21 scientists report in the journal Nature Biotechnology a human-relevant system to provide rapid and accurate toxicity screening.
Epidemiologist Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, M.D., Dr.P.H. shared the evolution of her studies of potential phthalate exposure in medications during a talk May 12 at NIEHS.
Scientists at the NIEHS-funded Silent Spring Institute have established new biomarkers for exposure to chemicals of interest to breast cancer researchers.
NIEHS scientists find previously unknown regulatory circuitry, with potentially profound implications for understanding cell fate decisions in cancer stem cells.
NIEHS lead researcher Humphrey Yao, Ph.D., was in Denmark last month, helping launch a new research center and delivering presentations at the 18th European Testis Workshop.
The June issue of Environmental Health Perspectives examines potentially harmful exposures from cooking, and the benefits seen in Denmark from reduced antibiotic use in livestock.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/6/dert/index.htm
- Olestra reduces PCBs in the body
- Activation and regulation of polymerase V during DNA synthesis
- SSRI use during pregnancy associated with autism
- Coal-burning stoves in Mongolia linked to seasonal variance in miscarriages
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/6/dir/index.htm
- NTP researchers find potential treatment for damaged salivary glands is safe and effective
- Human obesity increases colon cancer risk
- New computational approach identifies essential stem cell genes
- p53 and NF-kappaB work together to promote inflammation
- More evidence for smoking-related changes in DNA methylation