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NIEHS Spotlight

David Schwartz, M.D.Institute Looks to Its Future Growth

On March 30 at a town meeting in Rodbell Auditorium, NIEHS formally began the year-and-a-half process of developing a Master Plan for growth and change for the RTP campus.

John Hildebrant, Ph.D.Scientific Counselors Review Two DIR Labs

On March 25-27, the NIEHS Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) conducted external reviews of research by nine investigators in the Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis (LMC) and Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology (LMT).

Walter Rogan, M.D.SEAD Researchers and Advisors Meet at NIEHS

On April 12 and 13 the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch (EB) hosted a two-day meeting of Soy Estrogens and Development (SEAD) project researchers and advisors in Rodbell Auditorium.

Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D.Epidemiologist Examines Nutritional Policies to Curb Obesity

While economists are fond of warning that "there's no free lunch," Epidemiologist Ichiro Kawachi, M.D., Ph.D., offered his audience at NIEHS a little different caveat - there are no easy answers to curbing the epidemic of obesity.

Martha Montgomery, Ph.D.Epidemiology Branch Fellow Wins Poster Session Award

Research Fellow Martha Montgomery won a top prize in poster session competition at the Eighth Annual Women's Health Research Day

Sam Arbes, Ph.D.Prospective UNC Students Visit NIEHS

Twenty young people visiting the University of North Carolina campus in their final weeks of high school got insight into what a career at NIEHS might hold for them during an afternoon visit to the Institute on April 12.

Inside The Institute

Buck WestNIEHS Showcases Travel and Vacation Opportunities

On April 4, Alma Britton, Dona McNeill and others in the Administrative Services and Analysis Branch did their part to help NIEHS employees and contractors learn more about why tourism is such a big deal in North Carolina.

Carmen CostaVendors Promote Products in Spring Show

On April 5, sales representatives from 34 suppliers of laboratory and medical equipment lined the mall area in D and E modules to show off new products, give away trademarked merchandize and convince the Institute's scientists that their products and services would outperform what's now being used in the labs.

Shelley MorrissetteSpring is Book Time at NIEHS

Spring is a time to celebrate the outdoors, break out the summer clothes and begin to attack those extra winter pounds with a vengeance.

EPA buildingEPA Fortress Gets New Look

NIEHS veterans with at least seven years service will remember well the old headquarters of the EPA at the corner of Alexander and NC 54.

Pedestrian underpass at the NIEHS main buildingNature Awakens at NIEHS

Photographer Steve McCaw rarely goes anywhere without his camera and gear, and the sight of spring's arrival on campus was too glorious for him to ignore.

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Science Notebook

C. David Allis, Ph.D.Rodbell Lecturer Reports on Progress in Deciphering the Histone Code

The honored speaker at the ninth annual Dr. Martin Rodbell Lecture on April 10 was chromatin biology researcher C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Christopher Mathews, Ph.D.Biochemist Speaks on DNA Precursor Metabolism

Christopher Mathews, Ph.D., gave the most recent talk in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) Fellows Invited Guest Lecture Series on April 2.

David Armstrong, Ph.D.Frontiers in Environmental Sciences Lecture Series Update

The Frontiers in Environmental Science Lecture Series continued in April with RTP area scientists sharing results of their recent research with scientists at NIEHS. March closed with a lecture by Geneticist Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, Ph.D.

William K. Kaufmann, Ph.D.GEMS Showcases Systems Biology Approach at Spring Meeting

The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society (GEMS) held its 2007 Spring Meeting April 16th at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) RTP headquarters.

Bert. W. O'Malley, M.D. Upcoming: Distinguished Lecturer to Discuss Gene Transcription

Bert. W. O'Malley, M.D. will deliver the final talk in the 2006-2007 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series on May 22 at 11:00 in Rodbell Auditorium. O'Malley is a professor and the chair of the Department of Molecular/Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. He will address "The Expanding Roles of Nuclear Receptor Coactivators."

Tom Kunkel, Ph.D.Upcoming: Kunkel to Speak in Duke Seminar Series

As Kunkel will explain in his talk, replication of eukaryotic nuclear genomes requires DNA polymerase alpha to initiate synthesis at origins and of Okazaki fragments on the lagging strand, subsequently allowing DNA polymerases delta and epsilon to then perform the bulk of chain elongation.

Darryl Zeldin, Ph.D.Upcoming: Zeldin to Give Talk at UNC-CH Medical School

According to Zeldin, cytochrome P450 epoxygenases such as CYP2J2 metabolize arachidonic acid to epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) which are converted to dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs) by soluble epoxide hydrolase (EPHX2).

NIEHS logoUpcoming: Frontiers in Environmental Sciences Lectures in May

The NIEHS weekly lecture series on emerging issues in environmental sciences continues in May.

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