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GEH Reflections: Thoughts from Linda Birnbaum As She Steps Down As NIEHS Director

The GEH Newsletter staff sat down with NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., prior to her retirement as she reflected on global environmental health and its growth during her tenure at NIEHS.

Birnbaum and Watanabe shaking hands during the signing of an MOU

Study Quantifies Environmental Stressors’ Impact on Human Mental Health in the US
ISEE’s Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper Award winning study finds climate and meteorological stressors are associated with worsened mental health among U.S. adults.

Nick Obradovich

Training the Next Generation of Physicians on Climate and Health Science Policy
A new collaborative effort sponsored in part by NIEHS provides physicians experience in climate and health policy.

New Climate and Health Interactive Graphic and Relaunch of EHP Podcasts

A new climate change interactive from the New England Journal of Medicine visualizes the health impacts of climate change on health care systems.

Environmental Health Perspectives recently relaunched a podcast series, titled “The Researcher’s Perspective.” Recent podcasts focused on arsenic and upcoming podcasts will feature topics of interest globally.

NIEHS Builds Awareness and Relationships in China
NIEHS health scientist administrator Abee Boyles, Ph.D., recently attended multiple events in China to build awareness of climate change and health impacts and to review progress in the U.S.-China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research.

Grants and Funding
Grants of interest to GEH researchers

Upcoming Events

Triangle Global Health Annual Conference
October 16, 2019
Durham, North Carolina

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 20–26, 2019

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo 2019
November 2-6, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Clean Cooking Forum 2019
November 5–7, 2019
Nairobbi, Kenya