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Analysis and Predictive Toxicology Methods at NTP to Identify Biomarkers of Inflammation

The NIEHS Cross-Division Implementation on Inflammation Faculty Seminar & Webcast

Purpose

NIEHS and the environmental health sciences community have made great strides in identifying and understanding the role of environment in health and disease. The NIEHS Strategic Plan attempts to build on these efforts in the field of inflammation by understanding: (Goal 1) fundamental shared mechanisms involved in the development of immune-mediated inflammation related diseases; (Goal 2) individual susceptibility and complex inflammatory diseases resulting from environmental factors; (Goal 4) how combined exposures affect disease pathogenesis; (Goal 7) create a collaborative environment across trans-NIEHS divisions; and (Goal 8) how to increase scientific literacy and awareness of inflammation-related environmental exposures and health consequences. In order to achieve these goals, NIEHS launched the Inflammation Faculty and Working Group Seminar Series to provide a forum to review and highlight ongoing and planned research activities on inflammation, with a particular focus on the role of the environment in these processes.

Agenda

December 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Nina Jaitly, M.D., NIEHS
9:00 a.m. Topic: Use of an AOP to Supplement a Literature-Based Evaluation of Inflammation associated with Environmental Exposures
Introduction: Mamta Behl, Ph.D., NIEHS
Speaker: Andrew Rooney, Ph.D., NIEHS/DNTP
9:45 a.m. Topic: Phenotypic Screening of ToxCast Chemical Library for Potential Inflammatory-Active Compounds
Introduction: Mamta Behl, Ph.D., NIEHS
Speaker: Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., ILS/NICEATM/DNTP
10:30 a.m. End Webcast