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Visiting Fellow Fanny Odet-Radvay, Ph.D., Gamete Biology Group

NIEHS Postdocs Honored with FARE Awards

Ten NIEHS post-doctoral fellows (pictured) are among the winners of the 2009 Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) presented at the NIH Research Festival in October. more

Allen Dearry, Ph.D.

Dearry Explores Impact of Global Economy on Health

On October 28, NIEHS Associate Director for Environmental Public Health Allen Dearry, Ph.D., offered public health specialists a compelling argument for instituting reforms related. more

Kenneth Olden, Ph.D.

Looking at Risks Posed by Drugs in the Environment

In October and November, NIEHS helped support two scientific meetings investigating the potential threat to human health of pharmaceuticals and personal care products present in the. more

Bill Suk, Ph.D.

Lecture Series Recognizes Suk and Landrigan

NIEHS Acting Deputy Director Bill Suk, Ph.D., and NIEHS grantee Phil Landrigan, M.D., were honored November 5 as the keynote presenters at the inaugural John P. Wyatt Lecture. more

Sharon Hrynkow, Ph.D.

Hrynkow Chosen as AAAS Committee Chair

Bethesda-based NIEHS Associate Director Sharon Hrynkow, Ph.D., has accepted a November 5 offer from the AAAS Board of Directors of a one-year appointment as chair of the more

 Sally Tinkle, Ph.D.

Tinkle Chairs Session at U.S.-China Symposium

NIEHS Office of the Director Senior Science Advisor Sally Tinkle, Ph.D., attended the First U.S.-China Symposium on Nanobiology and Nanomedicine in Beijing October 21 - 23. Interactions with Human Health and the Environment". more

Speakers gathered at a panel session

Taking Research from the Bench to the Community

This fall the Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) at the University of Arizona (UA) once again focused its Binational Center translation and outreach core activities on communities across the border in Mexico. On October 27 - 28, more

I. Bernard (Bernie)
							Weinstein, M.D., Sci.D.

Former Council Member Weinstein Mourned

On November 3, NIEHS lost a long-time friend and former member of its National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council with the death of I. Bernard (Bernie) Weinstein, M.D., Sci.D. (Hon.). more

NIH Announces 2009 Roadmap Funding for New Investigators

On October 23, NIH issued a program announcement for the 2009 NIH Director's New Innovator Award program soliciting applications with an opening date of December 15, 2008. The program is tailored to early career investigators, with grants to cover up to $1.5 million in direct costs over five years. NIH expects to fund 24 awards in September 2009. more

NIEHS attendees Ramos, right, and Environmental Health Perspectives Writer/Editor Martha Dimes, Ph.D.,

Children's Health Symposium Tackles the Built Environment

With the help of contributions by platinum sponsor NIEHS and other supporters, the Children's Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) held its Fifth Biennial Scientific Symposium on October 30 - 31 in Austin, Texas. The focus of this more

Inside the Institute

Marc Yves Menetrez, Ph.D.

Disability Awareness Program Showcases Campus Talent

NIEHS concluded its observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with an afternoon of events on October 28. The highlights included a book reading in Rodbell Auditorium by EPA Environmental Engineer and novelist Marc Yves Menetrez, Ph.D., more

NIEHS building at night

Burning the (Weekend) Twilight Oil

Photographer Steve McCaw was on his way home from covering a meeting when he captured this image of NIEHS from across the campus lake on the evening of Saturday November 8. more

Leping Li

Chinese Delegation Visits NIEHS

On November 14, a contingent of Chinese government officials involved in a four-month executive education and English-language immersion program at Duke University attended a half-day workshop at NIEHS as part of their series of weekly field experiences. The program was more

Intramural Research

Intramural Papers of the Month

Science Notebook

Daniel Gilchrist, Ph.D.

Sixth Annual Science Awards Day Honors Achievements

NIEHS Science Awards Day, held on the first Thursday of November each year, added a new category of award to the 2008 event to honor the year's outstanding staff scientist. Now in its sixth year, the annual day-long event rewarded, more

Richard Hodes, M.D., and Daniel Lu

NIA Director Visits RTP to Address Students

National Institute on Aging (NIA) Director Richard Hodes, M.D., was the keynote speaker at the 2008 Symposium on the Biology of Aging initiated by the American Foundation for Aging Research (AFAR) and the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. The symposium was held more

Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D.

Fibroids and the Black Women's Health Study

Lauren A. Wise, Sc.D., an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health, visited NIEHS recently to talk about her work on uterine leiomyomata, also known as "fibroids." Wise presented "Risk Factors for Uterine Leiomyomata in the Black Women's more

							Dunn, Ph.D.

Global Warming and Insect Populations

The Scientific Research Society, Sigma Xi, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., hosted a presentation on November 17 by North Carolina State University (NCSU) ecologist Rob Dunn, Ph.D., as part of a monthly lunchtime lecture series. The talk, titled "Global Warming more

							Pedersen, Ph.D.

NIEHS Investigator Advances Understanding of Heparin Biosynthesis

NIEHS Structure and Function Research Group Leader Lars Pedersen, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill have succeeded in creating a group of recombinant enzymes that synthesize novel varieties of heparan sulfate with unique biological functions more

Kristine Witt

ADHD Medications Do Not Cause Genetic Damage in Children

In contrast to recent findings, two of the most common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to cause genetic damage in children who take them as prescribed, according to a new study by researchers at the more

Gary L. Johnson

Upcoming Distinguished Lecture by Gary L. Johnson

The 2008 - 2009 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series will feature a talk December 9 by Professor and Chair of the University of North Carolina Department of Pharmacology Gary L. Johnson. more

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • December 4
    in the Rall Building Mall
    Holiday Craft Fair
  • December 4 (Offsite Event)
    at The Weathervane at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill
    5:30-8:30 p.m.
    North Carolina Special Libraries Association (NCSLA) Officer Installation Banquet with keynote talk by NIEHS Library Director and Chair of the SLA Centennial Commission Dav Robertson on "InfoPrognostications: 100 Years Past, 100 Years Future"
  • December 5
    in Rodbell Auditorium
    Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Lecture Series
  • December 8
    in Rodbell Auditorium
    Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Guest Lecture with Jef Boeke, Ph.D., speaking on "Retrotransposons in humans and other mammals"
  • December 9
    in Rodbell Auditorium
    Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Gary Johnson, Ph.D., who discuss the topic of "Defining MAP3 Kinase Regulated Signaling Networks: From Metastasis to Tissue Stem Cells"
  • December 11
    in Rodbell Auditorium
    Outstanding New Environmental Scientists (ONES) Seminar
  • December 11
    in Rall F-193
    Laboratory of Structural Biology Seminar Series with Lee Pedersen, Ph.D., presenting a "Progress report on the atomic details of making thrombin"
  • December 16
    in Rodbell Auditorium A
    Biostatistics Branch Seminar with Ori Davidov, Sc.D., topic TBA
  • December 18
    in Rodbell Auditorium
    Director's Annual Honor Awards Ceremony and Reception

View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar

Extramural Research

Extramural Update

Changes are in the works for the way grant applications are reviewed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and they are scheduled to be phased in beginning in January 2009. While the NIH peer-review system has received much praise over the years, it had not been scrutinized for potential improvements that could enhance a process that has been in place for more than a decade. It had also become clear that the burden of review could put enormous pressures on reviewers, and NIH decided ... read more

Extramural Papers of the Month

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