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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Mackar, NIEHS (919) 541-0073

17 Aug 2011: Media Advisory for Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

Members of the local media are invited to attend a press availability followed by a roundtable discussion on the multiple benefits of federally-funded research.


Monday, August 29, 2011

9:45-10:00 a.m.
Press availability with Congressman David Price and Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Panel discussion on the multiple benefits of federally-funded research in the Research Triangle Park area


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Rall Building (Building 101), Rodbell Auditorium
111 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Visitor directions


Join local researchers as they discuss how funding from federal agencies is allowing them to do cutting-edge science and medical research that is benefiting the citizens of North Carolina and the nation.

Rose Hoban, former health reporter at North Carolina Public Radio and founder of NC Health News, will preside over a panel discussion, which will include Congressman David Price; Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of the leading NIH institute supporting environmental health research; and local researchers, as they provide examples of health studies being supported in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park.


It is important to know how communities are benefiting from research funded by the federal government. Join our panel to hear highlights of the work by federal grant recipients.


Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Rep. David Price (D-NC)
4th District of North Carolina


John Hollingsworth, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University


Heather Patisaul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University


Charles Rodes, Ph.D. 
Senior Fellow
RTI International


James Swenberg, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Media interested in participating in the press availability session or the roundtable should send RSVP to Robin Mackar at 919-541-0073 or .

All visitors to the NIEHS campus must be registered.Please share this invitation with others who may be interested in participating.

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About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit  .

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