Environmental Factor, August 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council convened on February 15 in Rodbell Auditorium for a daylong session of reports on NIEHS programs and initiatives.
NIEHS convened a meeting on January 26 in Rodbell Auditorium to familiarize scientists with the technology transfer process and introduce impending changes in NIH rules and procedures governing it. William Martin, M.D., director of the Office of Translational Research, opened the meeting by encouraging audience participation.
On February 20, a capacity audience gathered to hear Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D., deliver the Institute's keynote Black History Month address at an event sponsored jointly by the RTP Chapter of Blacks in Government and the NIEHS Diversity Council.
On February 5, NIEHS Director Emeritus Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., spoke to approximately 120 fourth- and fifth-grade students at Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary School. Olden's 90-minute talk and question-and-answer session were part of the Durham school's celebration of Black History Month.
On February 15, the Research Triangle Park Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) held its sixth annual EPA Legacy Luncheon at the Radisson Hotel Research Triangle Park.
On March 20 at 10:00 a.m. in Rodbell Auditorium, Alice Huang, Ph.D., will deliver the sixth lecture in the annual Spirit Lecture Series. Huang is senior councilor for External Relations and faculty associate in Biology at the California Institute of Technology.
Inside The Institute
During a lunch-time presentation on February 8, Health Science Administrator Mike Humble, Ph.D., gave his colleagues a behind-the-scenes look at how an NIEHS team played its part in the 2006 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC).
On February 2, Pipe Fitter Tony Drake retired from NIEHS after 33 years of government service. Drake began his career with the Institute in 1973 as a plumber in the Office of Facilities Engineering. His work has taken him outdoors and between floors, installing and repairing the utilities that keep the Institute operating.
On January 26, friends and colleagues packed into Rall D-250 to offer their best wishes to Alexandra Heinloth, M.D., who left NIEHS after working at the Institute as a fellow for the past six years.
Stephen B. Baylin, M.D., presented the latest talk in the 2006-2007 Distinguished Lecture Series on February 13 in Rodbell Auditorium.
Guest Lecturer Rusty Thomas, Ph.D., spoke to a standing-room-only audience of NIEHS scientists on January 25 in F-193.
On February 8, a capacity audience of NIEHS scientists gathered for a guest lecture by former NIEHS scientist Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D.
University of Southern California (USC) Distinguished Professor Peter Jones, Ph.D., will deliver the next talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series at 11:00 a.m. on March 13 in Rodbell Auditorium.
Matthew Meselson, Ph.D., will explore the question "What Maintains Sexual Reproduction?" in a Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) Trainee Seminar Series Lecture on March 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Rodbell Auditorium.