Environmental Factor, August 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The Scientific Director Candidate Seminar Series commenced on July 2 in Rodbell Auditorium with a talk by Perry Blackshear, M.D., D.Phil., titled "The TTP Family of Tandem Zinc Finger Proteins and their Roles in mRNA Turnover."
During the June 22 meeting of its Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) in Rodbell Auditorium, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) introduced an important revision to its study nomination review process.
When Vanessa Knight began work as a budget analyst at NIEHS in May, she became a member of a select cadre of NIEHS employees who have transitioned into full-time employment through NIEHS administrative co-op programs at local colleges and universities.
The auditorium at Duke University's Bryan Center quickly filled with scientists and science reporters on June 22 for a brown-bag panel discussion titled "Talking to the Public: How Can Media Coverage of Science Be Improved."
As the final item on its June 22 meeting agenda, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) reviewed a draft five-year plan to encourage research, development and validation efforts that will lead to alternative approaches to regulatory testing using animals.
On July 25, the 2007 Summers of Discovery program held its annual poster session in Building 101. Of this year's 75 interns, 58 participants displayed results of their two- to three-months' work with NIEHS scientists.
Inside The Institute
When the Media and Glassware Unit staff showed up in D250 for a mysterious "mandatory meeting" on June 22, they were greeted with a scrumptious meal of Southern style BBQ beef, grilled chicken and coleslaw.
More than 120 federal employees and contractors flocked to the covered picnic area at the NIEHS ball field for the annual Blacks In Government (BIG) Annual Fish Fry on June 28.
On July 2 in Rodbell Auditorium, NIEHS hosted 30 aspiring scholars from North Carolina Central University (NCCU), who were participating in a six-week National Science Foundation (NSF) residential bridge program, the Initiative for Transforming and Sustaining Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (ITSSTEM).
Friends and colleagues of California-bound John Penta, Ph.D., gathered in the Executive Conference Room on July 2 to wish the 25-year NIH employee well on his retirement from NIEHS.
Twelve young scholars participating in the Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics Program (SVSM) (http://www.summerventures.org/) at North Carolina Central University visited NIEHS on July 10.
On June 29 in Rodbell Auditorium, the Frontiers of Environmental Science Lecture Series featured a talk by biologist Suzanne E. Fenton, Ph.D., on "The Mammary Gland as a Sensitive Tissue for Detecting Effects of Environmental Components."
During a July 10 visit to NIEHS for an extramural grant review, genetic epidemiologist Benjamin A. Rybicki, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled "DNA Adducts as a Marker of Biologically Effective Dose in Prostate Cancer."
Short Term Career Development Award (K18) Applications Being Accepted