Environmental Factor, August 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
On May 30, NIEHS Director David A. Schwartz, M.D., announced that NIH had selected as part of its Roadmap the Epigenetics Initiative prepared by NIEHS in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
As the first morning of the spring meeting of the Council came to a close on May 30, a remark by member John Essigman, Ph.D., captured the essence of the day and a half event.
On June 15, NIEHS announced the appointment of toxicologist John Bucher, Ph.D., as associate director of the National Toxicology Program (NTP). Bucher has been a part of the NTP for 24 years, most recently as deputy director of the Environmental Toxicology Program and chief of its Toxicology Operations Branch.
NIEHS Director David A. Schwartz, M.D., and NIH grantee David Walt, Ph.D.(http://www.chem.tufts.edu/faculty/walt/index.html)Iwasaspan , joined NIH Director Elias Zerhouni. M.D., on June 4 to tape a segment of the Medical Broadcasting Channel (MBC) program "Tomorrow's Medicine Today."
Alicia Moore received the 2007 NIH Harvey J. Bullock, Jr. Award for Equal Employment Opportunity Achievement on June 13 in Bethesda, Md. Only one employee out of the 27 Institutes and Centers is chosen each year for "significant contributions in furthering equal opportunity."
Long-time Extramural Grantee Bruce Hammock, Ph.D., recently received the kind of good news researchers long to hear.
NIEHS grantee Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., has won the 2007 Women in Urology Award for Excellence in Urologic Research.
Inside The Institute
Young aspiring scientists from academic institutions across the nation gathered on the NIEHS Patio for the 2007 Summers of Discovery Annual Picnic on June 13.
Two events in the NIEHS 11th Annual Noon-in-June series sponsored by the NIEHS Diversity Council highlighted the orientation-specific challenges and accomplishments of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) individuals.
Fifty participants in the 2007 Science Enrichment Preparation Program ended their day at NIEHS on June 8 by attending a series of short lectures in Rodbell Auditorium.
On June 6, friends of Toxicologist Frank Kari filled Rodbell C to remember their colleague during a special slide show presentation narrated by Research Physiologist Jef French, Ph.D., and organized with the help of Biologist Betsy Kennington.
With an impressive grasp of the topic and a healthy infusion of wit and stand-up timing, Howard McLeod, PharmD., kept the audience attentive - and amused - during his June 15 lecture in Rodbell Auditorium.
On June 8, the NIEHS Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Lecture Series featured a talk on science policy by guest lecturer David Goldston in Rodbell Auditorium.
Neurobiologist Jerrel Yakel, Ph.D., used the occasion of his upcoming Board of Scientific Counselors' review as the platform for a lecture on June 6 in Rall F-193.
In an event hosted by NIEHS bioethicist David Resnik, J.D., Ph.D., on June 15, Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., from the Baylor College of Medicine delivered an intriguing talk titled "The Confidentiality of Human Genetic Research."
The NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training, in conjunction with the National Institute on Aging, recently announced revised dates for the new Centers for Neurodegeneration Science (CNS)(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-07-003.html)Iwasaspan grants to conduct integrated programs of research.