December 5-8, 2016
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) brought together researchers, trainees, young investigators, community partners, and stakeholders from across the United States to discuss past accomplishments and explore the future of environmental health science in the 21st century. More than 1,200 people registered to attend this first-ever EHS FEST!
Electronic Meeting Booklet
Sensors and Technologies Fair
The EHS Sensors and Technologies Fair was an opportunity for over 30 sensor and technology developers, funded by NIEHS and other agencies, to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and meet with leading scientists and end-users in exposure science, environmental epidemiology, community research and citizen science.
Landmark Program Grantee Meetings
Night Out in Durham
Two fun activities were scheduled to provide additional opportunities to socialize, rekindle friendships, spark collaborations, and meet new people.
- Three Minute Science Talk - Competitors had 3 minutes to sum up their life's work, or at least a key piece of a current research project. Contestants were judged for how clearly they presented their ideas to a non-specialist audience. Judges included PIs, NIEHS staff, and other community members. The winner of the Three Minute Science Talk, selected by audience members, received a People's Choice award.
- Downtown Durham History Walking Tour: From Tobacco to Technology - Local history lover and NIEHS colleague John Schelp led a walking tour of downtown Durham. Participants heard about some local history along the route and talked about environmental justice and the quickly changing landscape of downtown Durham.
Film Festival at the Historic Carolina Theatre
Films developed by Grantees, partners, and NIEHS staff were featured over the course of the evening. These films, selected from more than 40 submissions, raised awareness on a variety of environmental health topics and served as a unique opportunity to share environmental health messages with meeting participants and the community. Links to the films are listed below.
- Film Festival Lineup and Abstracts (725KB)
- Arsenic in Well Water: Treatment Options, Stuart Braman, Columbia University (6:08 minutes)
- The Deadly Impact of Airborne Particles, Bruce Lanphear, Simon Fraser University (4:13 minutes)
- Disrupt the Disruptors, Brenda Koester, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign (1:00 minutes)
- ECU Town Creek Project, Jo Anne Balanay, East Carolina University (4:35 minutes)
- Firefighter Safety Alert, Erin Haynes, University of Cincinnati (3:04 minutes)
- From Mineral Springs to Toxic Town, Jane Keon, Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force (11:52 minutes)
- Mayah’s Lot, Rebecca Bratspies, City University of New York (18:34 minutes)
- Mercury: From Source to Seafood, Laurie Rardin, Dartmouth College (11:57 minutes)
- NIEHS History & Research: 50 Years of Progress, NIEHS Office of Communications & Public Liaison (8:26 minutes)
- Overworked & Under Spray: Young Farm Workers’ Pesticide Stories, Joanna Welborn, Student Action with Farmworkers (6:00 minutes)
- REACH Ambler: Manufacturing Ambler; From Factory to Future; Imagining Ambler, Frances Barg, University of Pennsylvania (7:36 minutes)
- Red Talk 004: Native EH Equity, Johnnye Lewis, University of New Mexico (5:38 minutes)
- Stakeholders, Haguerenesh Woldeyohannes, Emory School of Nursing (17:12 minutes)
- University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center, Bernhard Hennig, University of Kentucky (15:00 minutes)
- When Duty Calls, Chip Hughes, NIEHS Worker Training Program (5:00 minutes)
- Years of Living Dangerously – Episode 8: A Dangerous Future, Sabrina McCormick, George Washington University (34 minutes)
- Zebrafish Biosensor, Robert Tanguay, Oregon State University (3:29 minutes)