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Perry Blackshear, M.D., D.Phil.Blackshear Lecture Kicks Off Scientific Director Selection

The Scientific Director Candidate Seminar Series commenced on July 2 in Rodbell Auditorium with a talk by Perry Blackshear, M.D., D.Phil., titled "The TTP Family of Tandem Zinc Finger Proteins and their Roles in mRNA Turnover."

Scott Masten, Ph.D.NTP Introduces Revised Nomination Review

During the June 22 meeting of its Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) in Rodbell Auditorium, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) introduced an important revision to its study nomination review process.

Vanessa KnightCo-op Program Continues to Pay off for NIEHS

When Vanessa Knight began work as a budget analyst at NIEHS in May, she became a member of a select cadre of NIEHS employees who have transitioned into full-time employment through NIEHS administrative co-op programs at local colleges and universities.

Hunt Willard, Ph.D.Panel Offers Tips for Talking to the Public about Science

The auditorium at Duke University's Bryan Center quickly filled with scientists and science reporters on June 22 for a brown-bag panel discussion titled "Talking to the Public: How Can Media Coverage of Science Be Improved."

William Stokes, D.V.M.NTP Board Calls for Expediting Alternative Testing Methods

As the final item on its June 22 meeting agenda, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) reviewed a draft five-year plan to encourage research, development and validation efforts that will lead to alternative approaches to regulatory testing using animals.

Amy AndersonSummers of Discovery Celebrates Class of 2007

On July 25, the 2007 Summers of Discovery program held its annual poster session in Building 101. Of this year's 75 interns, 58 participants displayed results of their two- to three-months' work with NIEHS scientists.

Inside The Institute

Mike WatkinsLab Media and Glassware Employees Recognized

When the Media and Glassware Unit staff showed up in D250 for a mysterious "mandatory meeting" on June 22, they were greeted with a scrumptious meal of Southern style BBQ beef, grilled chicken and coleslaw.

Michael GeorgeAnnual Fish Fry Serves up Good Food and Old-time Fellowship

More than 120 federal employees and contractors flocked to the covered picnic area at the NIEHS ball field for the annual Blacks In Government (BIG) Annual Fish Fry on June 28.

Faye Cobb Payton, Ph.D.STEM Scholars Visit NIEHS

On July 2 in Rodbell Auditorium, NIEHS hosted 30 aspiring scholars from North Carolina Central University (NCCU), who were participating in a six-week National Science Foundation (NSF) residential bridge program, the Initiative for Transforming and Sustaining Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (ITSSTEM).

John Penta, Ph.D.Penta Retires to a Life of California Dreaming

Friends and colleagues of California-bound John Penta, Ph.D., gathered in the Executive Conference Room on July 2 to wish the 25-year NIH employee well on his retirement from NIEHS.

John PetersonSummer Ventures Scholars Tour Laboratory of Structural Biology

Twelve young scholars participating in the Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics Program (SVSM) ( Exit NIEHS at North Carolina Central University visited NIEHS on July 10.

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Science Notebook

Jerry Heindel, Ph.D.EPA Biologist Reviews Endocrine Disruptor Research

On June 29 in Rodbell Auditorium, the Frontiers of Environmental Science Lecture Series featured a talk by biologist Suzanne E. Fenton, Ph.D., on "The Mammary Gland as a Sensitive Tissue for Detecting Effects of Environmental Components."

Benjamin A. Rybicki, Ph.D.Genetic Epidemiologist Speaks on DNA Adducts in Prostate Cancer

During a July 10 visit to NIEHS for an extramural grant review, genetic epidemiologist Benjamin A. Rybicki, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled "DNA Adducts as a Marker of Biologically Effective Dose in Prostate Cancer."

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Short Term Career Development Award (K18) Applications Being Accepted

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