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Your Environment. Your Health.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 25, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Balintfy, NIEHS (919) 541-1993

25 Oct 2013: Media Advisory: NIH/EPA Celebrate Children’s Health Month, 15 Years of Children’s Health Research


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a conference, highlighting more than a decade of children’s research, and the impacts of creating a more sustainable and healthy environment for children.

The conference, Protecting Children's Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy  , will feature interdisciplinary presentations and discussions that explore connections between research findings, clinical and community practice, protecting children from harmful environmental exposures, and approaches for sharing research findings and technical information with the scientific community, parents, and the public.


  • Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    and the National Toxicology Program
  • Gwen Collman, Ph.D.
    Division of Extramural Research and Training
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences



Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Register online by Monday, Oct. 28 at 

More information: 

Currently, there are 16 NIEHS/EPA funded Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers across the nation, researching how environmental, genetic, and epigenetic components, as well as how social and cultural factors, may be linked to many of today’s most pressing children’s health concerns, including diseases such as asthma, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, neurodevelopmental deficits, childhood leukemia, diabetes, and obesity. Working in a collaborative network with research scientists, pediatricians, epidemiologists, and local communities, these centers have made significant strides in addressing children’s health issues and preventive measures.

NIEHS supports research to understand the effects of the environment on human health and is part of NIH. For more information on environmental health topics, visit Subscribe to one or more of the NIEHS news lists ( to stay current on NIEHS news, press releases, grant opportunities, training, events, and publications.


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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