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Dr. David SchwartzNIEHS Welcomes Dr. David Schwartz

David Schwartz is the fourth director of NIEHS, and as such, also serves as director of the National Toxicology Program.

Sam WilsonThe NTP: A Quarter Century of Progress and a Bright Future

Ever wonder what agency determines what chemicals are hazardous to your health? Well, in many cases it's the National Toxicology Program.

NIEHS logoTwo NIEHS Grantees Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Michael Karin, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of California in San Diego and Dr. Mary-Claire King, American Cancer Society Professor, at the University of Washington in Seattle, both NIEHS grantees, was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

John GrovensteinFamiliar Face? It's John Grovenstein on the Cover of Red Hat's Course Catalog

Red Hat's newest course catalog features John Grovenstein, NIEHS information technology specialist, on the cover.

Bill SchraderTriangle Postdocs Flock to 8th Annual NIEHS/NTA Career Fair

When it comes to training postdocs, the objective at NIEHS is an idealistic, unselfish one.

Casey Wardlaw, Durham County Health Department registered nurse and licensed dieticianNIEHS Goes All Out for Health Week

With more activities than ever before, NIEHS went all out to encourage physical fitness May 9-20.

Inside The Institute

VeeVee ShropshireMaking it Work: NIEHS Staffers Find Ways to Stay Active

For VeeVee Shropshire and Denise Warren-Hinton, exercise is not a chore. For these two, it is not only an important part of their daily lives, but a pleasure, a reward they give themselves.

NIEHS logoWhat to do when a Reporter Calls

Don't feel pressured to give an immediate answer to any question. Reporters expect professionals like you to be busy, so it's OK to get answers to reporters through follow-up calls. This gives everyone time to prepare a clear and concise response. Be polite, but don't be pushed. Here's how...

Bev Dwane, a Durham-based image consultantPolishing the Image: Must-Dos for Today's Professionals

Your appearance says a lot about you, and presenting a professional image can mean more self-confidence and more positive interactions with coworkers and bosses, says Bev Dwane, a Durham-based image consultant.

Loretta MooreLoretta Moore Retires

After 10 years in the Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, and a total of 22 years of federal service, Loretta Moore retired.

Barbara DietzCued Speech at NIEHS

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management sponsored a cultural education program on cued speech recently and will also offer a 4-week American Sign Language class beginning June 2.

NIEHS logoWhy Do We Sleep?

Does your battery run down midafternoon? Do you find it hard to focus during the day? Do you find yourself reaching for chocolate or a caffeinated beverage? Chances are, like 72% of adults, you are sleep deprived because of a sleep disorder.

Pinkney WilderNews Faces

Pinkney Wilder III

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Science Notebook

Dr. Brenda WeisMicroarrays: One Step Closer to Personalized Medicine

Dr. Brenda Weis, NIEHS Toxicogenomics Research Consortium TRC Coordinator, received national media coverage as spokesperson for the TRC microarrays study conducted by 64 renowned scientists.

NIEHS logoNIEHS-Funded Study: People with Diabetes More Susceptible to Cardiovascular Damage from Pollution

Researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars program at the University of Michigan concluded that people with diabetes may be more susceptible to cardiovascular damage from pollution.

NIEHS logoDERT Papers of the Month - April 2005

1) Weil M, Bressler J, Parsons P, Bolla K, Glass T, Schwartz B. Blood mercury levels and neurobehavioral function. JAMA. 2005 Apr 20;293(15):1875-82.