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Environmental Factor, August 2014

NIEHS Spotlight

Princess Chulabhorn East meets west on common ground of environmental public health Story contains slideshow

On July 11, NIEHS welcomed a special delegation of public health scientists and leaders from Thailand, led by Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.Birnbaum highlights tribal health at Salish Kootenai College

Birnbaum visited SKC in late June and met with Native American scientists conducting research to help correct tribal health disparities.

Kimberly Thigpen-Tart, J.D.President’s task force considers climate change and children’s health

A subcommittee of the President’s task force received expert consultation on the impacts of climate change on children’s health.

Yolanda BlakeneyHigh school teachers shine as students during NIEHS STaRS Institute Story contains slideshow

Eleven high school science teachers spent two weeks learning about biomedical research and sharing approaches for teaching science.

Yu-Ying He, Ph.D.ONES marks eighth year of excellence Story contains slideshow

Eight years and 42 awards later at the 2014 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist awardee symposium July 1-2 at NIEHS, there was even more reason to celebrate.

ICCVAM logoICCVAM engages interest groups at public meeting

ICCVAM members met with industry, academia, and animal welfare groups in a public forum on alternatives to animal use in safety testing.

Melissa Runge-Morris, M.D.New NIEHS-funded center focuses on urban environmental stressors

The new environmental health center studies how exposure to the urban environment affects human health, in Detroit and beyond.

Todd Vision, Ph.D.Library InfoFest highlights information resources for NIEHS scientists Story contains slideshow

NIEHS scientists enjoyed an opportunity to stop and think about how their data is archived, at the June 23 Library Infofest.

Tanika Bantukul2014 summer interns build experience in research and presentations Story contains video Story contains slideshow

The NIEHS summer interns enriched their experiences with workshops, a poster session, and awards ceremony.

NIH logoTwo more trainees enter their pathway to independence

This summer, NIEHS postdoctoral fellows Kin Chan, Ph.D., and Bret Freudenthal, Ph.D., became the latest winners of generous early-career support from NIH.

Kristin Lichti-Kaiser, Ph.D.Three more trainees make biomedical career moves

This spring and summer three additional trainees transitioned from mentored experiences at the bench to critical next steps in their biomedical careers.

Melissa Chan, D.Eng.Former postdoc honored for research

Former NIEHS and NTP trainee Pui-Ling “Melissa” Chan, D.Eng., has been recognized for her research by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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Inside the Institute

Hugh Tilson retirement cakeTilson honored as retiring editor-in-chief of EHP Story contains slideshow

Staff and colleagues from NIEHS and NTP joined in celebrating the tenure of Hugh Tilson, Ph.D, at Environmental Health Perspectives.

SEE camp attendeesVolunteers conduct STEM outreach

Delta Sigma Theta sorority sponsored its ninth annual Science and Everyday Experiences summer day camp for Durham-area students.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Aug 05, Executive Conference Room 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group seminar by Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D., "Estrogenic Chemical Exposure and Female Reproductive Tract Dysfunction"
  • Aug 07, Rodbell A 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. — NTP Biomolecular Screening Branch Seminar Series presentation, “Swimming Upstream: The Pfizer Zebrafish Story,” by Donald Stedman, Ph.D.
  • Aug 12, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NTP Report on Carcinogens Peer Review Meeting
  • Aug 15, Rodbell Auditorium 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — The Office of Human Research Compliance Practical Applications and Regulatory Considerations in Human Research seminar series, “Certificates of Confidentiality,” by Leslie Wolf, J.D., and Kimberly Gray.
  • Aug 18, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Symposium on Assessing Exposures and Health Effects Related to Indoor Biomass Fuel Burning
  • Aug 22 (Offsite event), RTI International in Research Triangle Park 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core Symposium
  • Aug 24–28 (Offsite event), University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, Washington — 26th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference - From Local to Global: Advancing Science for Policy in Environmental Health.
  • Sep 03–05 (Offsite event), William H. Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — “Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation,” presented by NICEATM and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar

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Science Notebook

Michael Waalkes, Ph.D.NIEHS researchers show low doses of arsenic cause cancer in male mice

An NIEHS team found that male mice developed lung cancer when exposed to arsenic in drinking water at levels relevant to human exposure.

Jianghong Liu, Ph.D.Lead in kids’ blood linked with behavioral and emotional problems

As blood lead levels increase in children, so do their emotional and behavioral problems, according to a new NIEHS-funded study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Tox21 logoPredictive toxicology advances with new paper and data challenge

In July, partners in the Tox21 consortium published a new study on compound library pathway profiling and announced a chemical toxicity data model competition.

Mette TollanesCerebral palsy may have family ties Story contains video

Researchers from NIEHS and Norway reported higher risk of cerebral palsy for people born into families in which someone already has CP.

Walter Rogan, M.D.Rogan honored for lifetime achievement

NIEHS lead researcher Walter Rogan, M.D., will receive an award this fall for his significant and lasting contributions in maternal and child health epidemiology.

Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D.Study reveals remarkable genetic diversity across Mexico Story contains video

Extensive genetic diversity found in Native Americans in Mexico and the U.S. may affect clinical standards for disease diagnosis and treatment.

Birgit Claus Henn, S.D.Keystone seminar highlights multiple chemical exposures

Birgit Claus Henn, S.D., described the statistical models she uses to study multiple metals exposure in children, in a July 15 Keystone lecture.

Andres CardenasPromising Superfund trainees receive K.C. Donnelly award

The 2014 K.C. Donnelly externship award will enrich research in environmental health science for five exceptional NIEHS-funded SRP trainees.

Brandon Ballengee, Ph.D.Biologist uses art to further amphibian limb deformity research Story contains video Story contains slideshow

Artist and scientist Brandon Ballengee, Ph.D., furthers his research on amphibian limb deformities using art and participatory science.

PEPH logoPEPH webinar highlights environmental health literacy

The June 24 event discussed the evolving field of health literacy and improved health outcomes — an NIEHS strategic plan priority.

Heather Henry, Ph.D.SRP and EPA collaborate on passive sampling devices

NIEHS-funded researchers collaborate with EPA on tools to better measure bioavailability of contaminated sediments at Superfund sites.

EHP logoThis month in EHP

In August, Environmental Health Perspectives focuses on harmful algal blooms, and communication during environmental crises like the Elk River spill.

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Extramural Research

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Intramural Research

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