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News Director, Robin MackarInstitute Honors Employee Achievements

On the afternoon of December 14, NIEHS honored employee achievements at the 2006 Director's Annual Honor Awards Ceremony in Rodbell Auditorium.

Ken Olden, Ph.D.NCT Pioneers Pay Tribute to Ray Tennant

On December 4, NIEHS opened the three-day Empowering Environmental Health Sciences Conference with a tribute to the accomplishments the former director of the National Center for Toxicogenomics (NCT), Ray Tennant, Ph.D.

Chris Portier, Ph.D.Portier Honored by World Innovation Foundation

The World Innovation Foundation (WIF) has announced the appointment of NIEHS Associate Director Christopher Portier, Ph.D., to its prestigious group of members and fellows.

Kathy OdenwaldOEO's Kathy Odenwald Retires to a "Life without Musts"

On December 15, Kathy Odenwald's many friends and colleagues celebrated her 23-year career in federal service and her retirement from her position as liaison of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management.

Mike Waters, Ph.D.NCT Assistant Director Retires to Work in Private Sector

National Center for Toxicogenomics Assistant Director for Database Development Mike Waters, Ph.D., retires from NIEHS on January 1 with 37½ years of service.

Fred deSerres, Ph.D.Retired Researcher Refuses to Quit

At age 77, long-time NIEHS scientist Fred de Serres, Ph.D., should, as he puts it, "sit and watch movies."

OSP Director, Joyce MartinNIEHS Enhances Outreach Efforts to Advocacy Groups

In a reorganization of what was previously known as the Public Interest Liaison Group, the Office of Science Policy (OSP) has changed the group's name and expanded communication efforts between NIEHS and a group of advocates for disease, at-risk and environmental organizations.

Inside The Institute

Juanita BradleyHoliday Craft Fair Bounty Lures Shoppers to Mall Area

During the annual Holiday Craft Fair on December 7, vendor tables lined the mall area from the entrance to B Module all the way to nearly the end of F Module.

Ellen MoulNottingham Staff Welcome the Holidays

Nottingham NIH, NIEHS and contract staff got the holiday season off to an early start on December 13 with a covered-dish/holiday party in their main conference room.

Jerry PhelpsNIEHS Celebrates Humor and Diversity at International Day

NIEHS employees and contractors enjoyed food from around the world, good (and not so good) jokes and holiday fellowship at the 2006 International Day Celebration following the Director's Annual Honor Awards Ceremony on December 14.

Charletta FowlerNIEHS Holiday Open House

The NIEHS Holiday Open House sponsored by the Institute's leadership moved downstairs to the lobby this year, and there were two new hosts at the 2006 event, but the spirit of cheer and fellowship on December 20 remained the same.

James E. Haber, M.D.Upcoming Distinguished Lecture

James E. Haber, Ph.D., will present the next talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lectures series at 11:00 AM January 9 in Rodbell Conference Center. Haber is a professor of Biology, Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology at Brandeis University.

NIEHS logoUpcoming Global Environmental Health Workshop

NIEHS will host a Global Environmental Health (GEH) Workshop January 10-13, 2007 at the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco.

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Science Notebook

Rick Paules, Ph.D.NIEHS Conference Explores Omics Technologies

NIEHS held its Empowering Environmental Health Sciences Research with New Technologies conference December 4-6 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

Conference participantsExpert Panel Debates Health Risks of BPA

Fifty of the country's leading environmental health experts gathered at the Chapel Hill Sheraton November 28-29 to debate the potential health risks of bisphenol A (BPA), an environmental contaminant that has come under increasing scientific scrutiny.

Aaron J.W. Hsuen, Ph.D.Distinguished Lecturer Aaron Hsueh

Aaron J. W. Hsueh, Ph.D., presented the most recent talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lectures series at 11:00 AM on December 12 in Rodbell Conference Center.

NIEHS logoDIR Researchers Target Colorectal Cancer Prevention

In an NIEHS-funded study published in the November issue of Gastroenterology, DIR investigators working in the NIEHS Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis (LMC) and Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology report on the anti-tumorigenic effects of over-expression of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-activated gene (NAG-1) in transgenic mice.

NIEHS logoGuest Researcher Explores Epidemiology of AAT Deficiency

Since his own diagnosis with the genetic disease alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency in 1997, NIEHS Guest Researcher Frederick de Serres, Ph.D., has published a series of studies examining the prevalence of the disease and its link to respiratory and other conditions.

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