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DISCOVER web pageDISCOVER-A New Research Opportunity

The Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) hosted a meeting in Rodbell Auditorium on May 23 for potential applicants to a new Centers program called DISCOVER (Disease Investigation through Specialized Clinically Oriented Ventures in Environmental Research).

NIEHS Director David SchwartzNIH Exposure Biology Workshop Sets the Stage for the Genes and Environment Initiative

A group of more than 100 participants from academia, government, and industry gathered May 16-17 in Greensboro to help the NIEHS develop a plan for the Exposure Biology Program (EBP), the environmental arm of the recently-announced Genes and Environment Initiative (GEI).

right to left, former president George H.W. Bush, and former NIEHS director Ken OldenOlden Receives Honorary Doctorate from Tulane University - Stays Engaged in Cancer Research

Ken Olden, former NIEHS director, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Tulane University on May 13. The honor was made even more special because Olden shared the podium with two former Presidents, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Rose RamosRamos Hitches a Ride on the "Prom Dress Express"

Rose Ramos heard there was a shortage of prom dresses in the post-Katrina Gulf Coast region. The thought that there might be one young lady who was unable to attend her prom because she couldn't find a dress inspired Ramos to offer her expertise.

Antonio, son of Merit Reyes-ReyesNIEHS Family Day 2006

Good fun, good people, good food! Yes, that's what you missed if you did not attend NIEHS's Family Day Festival held Thursday May 4th starting at 2:00 PM.

Inside The Institute

ennifer ChangThe NIEHS Diversity Council's Asian and Pacific Islanders Celebration

Jennifer Chang performs traditional Chinese music on NIEHS staff sample teas and cuisine from Asia and the the Guzheng or "table harp." Chang, an accomplished Pacific Rim musician, has played for the Japanese Emporer and President Bill Clinton.

Retired Director of the Environmental Toxicology Program, George LucierLucier Wins!

Retired Director of the Environmental Toxicology Program, George Lucier won a seat to the Chatham County Board of Commissioners in the May 2nd primary election.

John PetersonPeterson Honored At NIH Plain Language Ceremony

John Peterson in the Office of Communications and Public Liaison won an Honorable Mention at the April 19

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Science Notebook

NIEHS logoOf Mice and Men and Women: The Complex Trait Consortium Fifth Annual Meeting

Many of the world's leading mouse geneticists gathered May 6-9 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, as the NIEHS, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Agilent Technologies sponsored the fifth annual meeting of the Complex Trait Consortium (CTC).

NIEHS logoNIEHS Well Represented at the EPA Science Forum

The EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) held its fifth Science Forum May 16-18 in Washington, DC at ORD's home in the Ronald Reagan Building.

NIEHS logoNIEHS Convenes Independent Expert Panel to Consider Use of CDC Vaccine Database to Investigate Thimerosal/Autism Connection

The NIEHS convened a panel of scientific experts Thursday, May 4, at the Institute's Research Triangle Park, North Carolina campus to determine the feasibility of using a large database maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) to investigate the potential connection between exposure to the vaccine preservative thimerosal and autism.

NIEHS logoDERT Papers of the Month

Gene Variation Predicts Survival in Brain Cancer Patients

NIEHS logoDIR Papers of the Month

Night Shift Work Protective for Parkinson's Disease?