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Congressman David PriceCongressman David Price: Don't Labor Silently

It is not enough, said Congressman David Price, to labor in silence on the presumption that good research will speak for itself. Rather, Price said, it behooves NIEHS to publicize its work and make sure people understand the importance of research done here.

Nora VolkowNIDA Director Delivers Spirit Lecture

Drug addiction is a disease of the brain, according to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

IRB Chair Marian Johnson-ThompsonIRB Members: Service on the Sidelines

The NIEHS Institutional Review Board is, perhaps, at the core of the NIEHS intramural mission.

NIEHS logoPostdocs Rank NIEHS Fifth Best

NIEHS fell two slots from number 3 to number 5 on The Scientist's list of best places to work for postdocs. Last year, NIEHS ranked third on the list.

NIEHS logo9th Annual Biomedical Career Fair

"NIEHS/NTA Scientist: Promote Yourself!" will be the topic for the keynote address to be delivered by Michael Ranney, from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education, at the 9th Annual NIEHS/NTA Biomedical Career Fair on April 28.

Bill StokesBill Stokes Honored at SOT

Public Health Service Capt. Bill Stokes, who is the director of the Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods, was honored at the 2006 annual Society of Toxicology meeting in San Diego.

NIEHS logoResearchers Earn SOT Best Paper for Risk Assessment

Julia Gohlke Wins Student Poster Award

NIEHS logoNIEHS in the News

NIEHS research made big news in March, with headlines in local and national media. Highlights include:

Inside The Institute

Freddie ParkerEPA Legacy Luncheon

Freddie Parker, a North Carolina Central University history professor, was the featured speaker at the EPA Legacy Luncheon on Feb. 18 at the Radisson Hotel in Research Triangle Park. Parker, a graduate of North Carolina Central University, also earned a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Cecil PickettSchering Plough Vice President Featured at Black History Month Presentation

Cecil Pickett, Senior Vice President of Schering Plough Corporation and President of Schering Plough Research Institute, was the guest speaker at the NIEHS Black History Month observance on Feb. 23 at the Rodbell auditorium.

Deputy Scientific Director William SchraderBlack History Month Obesity Forum

The NIEHS Diversity Council and the Triangle Chapter of Blacks in Government sponsored the annual Black History Month Health Disparities Education Program at the Rodbell Auditorium on Feb. 14 from 2-4 p.m. The theme was, "Obesity: A Continuing Issue in our Community."

NIEHS logoSister Study Includes Sister of Men

No gender bias here: the NIEHS Sister Study, which is studying women who do not have breast cancer but who have a sister with breast cancer, includes in the study those women who have a brother with breast cancer.

Carolyn Winters, seated, among family and friendsCarolyn Winters Retires

Friends and family alike showed up at East Campus March 2 for Carolyn Winters' retirement party.

NIEHS logoApril 20: Earth Day AND Take Your Child to Work Day

As is customary at NIEHS, Earth Day will be coupled with Take Your Child to Work Day April 20.

NIEHS logo7th Annual Women's Health Research Day

The Center for Women's Health Research will hold a symposium April 4-5 at the Medical Biomolecular Research Building at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill's Health Affairs Campus.

NIEHS logoRTP Electronics Recycling Day

The RTP Electronics Recycling Day for employees of companies and organizations in Research Triangle Park will be held April 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the old EPA building parking lot on the corner of T.W. Alexander Drive and Highway 54.

NIEHS logoBridge, Anyone?

The NIEHS Fitness and Wellness Program is offering lessons on duplicate bridge. The first 12 people to sign up get the slots. Classes will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. from May 1-June 19.

NIEHS logoUp and Coming


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Science Notebook

NIEHS logoPanel Review of Soy Formula: No Reason for Concern - For Now

A 14-member panel formed by the Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction convened March 15-17 in Alexandria, Va., under intense media scrutiny, to discuss and evaluate results of toxicity studies of genistein and soy formula.

Heather VahdatNIEHS Employees Support Polymorphism Registry

Some 420 people showed up in just one week, each leaving behind a few teaspoons of blood for the NIEHS Environmental Polymorphism Registry and tucking a crisp $20 bill into their pockets as they left.

NIEHS logoRogan Presents at AAAS Meeting

Walter Rogan, a senior investigator in the Epidemiology Branch, helped lead a symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in St. Louis, Missouri Feb. 19.

Raymond DuBoisDuBois Delivers Distinguished Lecture on COX-2 and Cancer

Raymond DuBois, a professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Professor of Medicine, delivered the first distinguished lecture of 2006 on Feb.

NIEHS logoEPA Science Forum

The 2006 EPA Science Forum will highlight the relationship between our environment and public health, and will include discussions on issues as diverse as the impact of understanding the human genome and the impacts of the built environment.

NIEHS logoPapers of the Month