NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., visited St. Lawrence Island and Chickaloon, working to reduce tribal health disparities.
Birnbaum reflects on her immersion in Native Alaskan life and describes the environmental health challenges tribal communities face.
NTP will conduct further toxicity testing on chemicals spilled into the Elk River, to determine possible health effects.
Birnbaum was the featured speaker at a forum July 28 at the Dobbs Ferry campus of Mercy College in Westchester County, New York.
David Murray, Ph.D., director of the NIH Office of Disease Prevention, engaged a supportive audience of policy and program leadership Aug. 20 at NIEHS.
Stanley brings her interest in ribosome development to her new position as an NIH Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator and head of the Nucleolar Integrity Group.
Two more NIH Pathway to Independence Awards, or K99/R00 grants, given to NIEHS trainees, raise the number of successful applicants to six in 2014.
A new paper by a working group of NIEHS grantees echoes prior recommendations for fracking research, but adds a novel twist with a call for community engagement.
High schooler May Wing’s summer research, funded by NIEHS, won her a President’s Environmental Youth Award, given at an Aug. 12 White House ceremony.
Funded in part by NIEHS, this summer the University of Arizona gave 45 more high school interns an intensive 7-week enrichment experience in science.
Oregon State University has selected NIEHS grantee Stacey Harper, Ph.D., as the recipient of its 2014 Savery Outstanding Young Faculty Award.
The stories of two NIEHS postdoctoral fellows who secured positions in local universities provide useful insights for other trainees.
The evaluations have been compiled, and teachers who participated in this summer’s STaRs Institute gave the NIEHS program excellent marks.
Inside the Institute
Birnbaum toured the gardens and met staff and children at the NIEHS and EPA daycare center, which shares the NIEHS interest in a healthy start to life.
NIEHS employees donated more than 2,500 pounds of food and personal hygiene items for area food banks.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Sep 03 (Offsite event), NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. — NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, featuring Andrew Feinberg, M.D., addressing “The Epigenetic Basis of Common Human Disease,"
Sep 09–10, Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council, webcast
Sep 10, Rodbell Auditorium 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. — Inflammation Faculty Seminar Series with Tomas Guilarte, Ph.D., exploring “TSPO in Brain Injury and Inflammation: A Biomarker With Therapeutic Potential”
Sep 15–16 (Offsite event), James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Workshop for the Development of a Framework for Environmental Health Science Language, webcast
Sept. 15 (http://mediasite.online.ncsu.edu/online/Play/3cf63274513d4a43bd830dac3fca0d1d1d)
Sept. 16 (http://mediasite.online.ncsu.edu/online/Play/73e4f955191e4c588ecbedb3539df3e61d)
Sep 16, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM),
to attend or view webcast
Sep 17, Keystone 1003AB 9:00 a.m.–noon — Data Science and Keystone Symposium
Sep 19 (Offsite event), Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment
Annual Conference, (http://childrensnational.org/healthcare-providers/tools-for-your-practice/midatlantic-center-for-childrens-health-and-the-environment/macche-conferences?sc_lang=en#tab-2)
Sep 22–24, Rodbell Auditorium 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Annual Meeting: Communication Research in Environmental Health Sciences — Environmental Health Literacy,
Sep 26, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–noon — Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring Phillip Beachy, Ph.D.
Sep 26 (Offsite event), Environment Hall Field Auditorium at Duke University noon–1:30 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Fall 2014 Seminar Series, featuring Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., discussing “Computational Toxicology Tools: Constructing and Evaluating an Adverse Outcome Pathway for Embryonic Vascular Disruption”
Sep 29–30 (Offsite event), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina — ToxCast Data Summit: Beginning the dialogue about using new data to transform chemical safety evaluations,
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A new series of seminars and training programs follows NIEHS accreditation for human research and helps ensure protection of human research subjects.
An interdisciplinary team of speakers surveyed the state of the science, policy, and future directions of research on adverse health effects of indoor solid fuel combustion.
The National Academy of Sciences reviewed and agreed with NTP decisions listing formaldehyde and styrene in the Report on Carcinogens.
NIEHS Health Scientist Administrator Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D., led a lineup of eight speakers at the Aug. 22 Metabolomics Symposium at RTI International.
The NIEHS-funded study, led by Boston University computational biologist Stefano Monti, Ph.D., is a step toward simpler and cheaper tests to screen chemicals.
A special seminar Aug. 1 at NIEHS featured Jinming Gao, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and chief physician at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing.
Synthetic data populations can provide realistic information for public health decision makers, according to Bill Wheaton of RTI International.
Researchers from two European studies — the HEALS integrated methodology and HELIX — focus on developmental exposures in NIEHS webinars.
A panel of experts spent Aug. 12 peer reviewing an NTP draft monograph on trichloroethylene, a chemical once prominently used as a degreaser for metal parts.
In September, Environmental Health Perspectives examines environmental influences on aging brains and health impacts of e-cigarettes.
Beachy, a leader in adult stem cell biology and regenerative medicine focusing on the Hedgehog signaling pathway, will speak Sept. 26.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/9/dert/index.htm
- Perinatal DDT exposure linked to later risk of metabolic syndrome
- DDT alternative linked to transgenerational inheritance of disease
- Marine bacteria produce polybrominated diphenyl ethers
- Combined action of Srs2 and Exo1 enzymes helps maintain DNA
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/9/dir/index.htm
- NTP research finds low doses of inorganic arsenic cause lung tumors in male mice
- Maternal smoking linked to altered DNA in newborns
- Control of histone expression by phosphorylation of an mRNA processing protein
- Retinoic acid-related orphan receptors involved in novel signaling pathway
- Crystal structure of an important inositol phosphate kinase