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Marc HollanderMarc Hollander Is New Executive Officer

On September 17, NIEHS welcomed Marc Hollander as the new Executive Officer, holding the official title of Associate Director for Management.

Anne SassamanAnne Sassaman Set to Retire

On November 3, after 32 years of federal service, DERT Director Anne Sassaman, Ph.D., will retire from her position at NIEHS.

William StokesWilliam Stokes Honored

During its 2006 Annual Convention in Honolulu, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) paid one of its highest tributes to Dr. William Stokes of the National Toxicology Program (NTP), headquartered at NIEHS.

Martin MatzukMartin Matzuk Delivers First Distinguished Lecture

On September 12, noted clinical pathologist and reproductive biologist Martin Matzuk opened the NIEHS 2006-07 Distinguished Lecture Series with a presentation on "Genetic Dissection of Fertility Pathways" in the Rodbell Conference Center.

David ClaytonDavid Clayton Opens Special Seminars Series

On September 25 at 10:00 AM in Rodbell Auditorium, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) researchers welcomed guest lecturer David A. Clayton, Ph.D., as the first speaker in its 2006-07 Special Seminars Series.

Inside The Institute

NIEHS Web Manager, Cheryl ThompsonOCPL Welcomes New Staff

OCPL recently welcomed three new employees. On September 17, Cheryl Thompson started her new position as NIEHS Web Manager and over the next few months will assume responsibility for overseeing the institute's new web site.

Elliott Gilmer"Biggest Losers" Are Lifestyle Winners

If NIEHS employees reflect the national trend toward bigger and heavier, then as many as two-thirds, or more than 800 of the people who work for the institute could stand to shed some weight.

master guitarist Julius CarrascoFiesta Highlights Hispanic Heritage

NIEHS celebrated Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month on September 28 with its annual Fiesta, a combination of music, food, arts and crafts.

Eddie Davis, a prominent social activistEducation Leader Speaks at NIEHS

On August 29 in Rodbell Auditorium, the 2006 NIEHS Labor Day Presentation featured an address by Eddie Davis, a prominent social activist, tireless lobbyist and head of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE).

team photo of the BioHazards, NIEHS softball teamSoftball Team Finishes in Second Place

Members of the NIEHS softball team, the BioHazards, have good reason to be smiling about their very respectable season.

Bruce Hammock, Ph.D.Upcoming Events: Coming Soon...Distinguished Lecture with Entomologist and Cancer Researcher

On October 10, Bruce Hammock, Ph.D., will deliver the second lecture in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series at 11:00 AM in Rodbell Conference Center.

Peter BurgersLMG Will Host Peter Burgers

At 10:00 AM on October 30 in Rodbell Auditorium, Peter M. J. Burgers, Ph.D., will deliver the second talk in the LMG Special Seminars Series, titled "When Good DNA Turns Bad: Clamps Slide to the Rescue."

NIEHS logoOctober Events Focus on Work/Life Balance

As part of its efforts to help NIEHS staff "Balance Your Work, Balance Your Life," OM's Office of Employee Services is sponsoring several lectures, workshops and information sessions in October to commemorate Work/Life Month.

Kelly Godfrey and PantherOctober Is Disability Awareness Month

The NIEHS Diversity Council's Disability Advocacy Committee has planned a series of events in October to commemorate Disability Awareness Month.

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Science Notebook

photo of a microarray printerCEBS Database Now Online

NIEHS National Center for Toxicogenomics (NCT) has completed the first version of what many skeptics believed too daunting a task to ever be accomplished. On September 6, NCT launched version 2.07 of an integrated

poster imageNTP Holds Biomarkers Workshop

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) sponsored a workshop titled "Biomarkers for Toxicology Studies" on September 20-21 in Rodbell Auditorium.

a hand holding test tubes over a centrifugeManganese Pathway Linked to Motor Deficits

In an NIEHS-funded study published by the journal Experimental Neurology, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Thomas Jefferson University presented a novel explanation for the neurological impact of chronic exposure to manganese.

Kennita JohnsonMRM Protocols Assist Brain Studies

In a recent study published in the September issue of the journal NeuroToxicology, an interdisciplinary team of NIEHS scientists in the Laboratory of Experimental Pathology demonstrated new applications for laboratory protocols that can expand the potential of developmental neurotoxicity testing.

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