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NIEHS Sponsors New Jersey Town Hall MeetingNIEHS Sponsors New Jersey Town Hall Meeting

NIEHS scientists traveled to New Brunswick, N.J., in support of a June 17 Environmental and Child Health Town Meeting that included opening comments by NIEHS and National Toxicology Program (NTP) Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. ...read more

Superfund and EPA Host Combustion By-Products CongressSuperfund and EPA Host Combustion By-Products Congress

A cross disciplinary group of scientists gathered June 1-3 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Research Triangle Park, N.C. for the 11th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects. ...read more

Hrynkow Honored for MentoringHrynkow Honored for Mentoring

NIEHS Associate Director Sharon Hrynkow was one of two NIH women scientists honored by the Bethesda chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) with the organization's annual Award for Excellence in Mentoring. ...read more

NIEHS at Endocrine Society MeetingNIEHS at Endocrine Society Meeting

NIEHS continues its tradition of having an impressive presence at the Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting. ...read more

Birnbaum Speaks at Green Chemistry and Engineering ConferenceBirnbaum Speaks at Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

NIEHS and National Toxicology Program (NTP) Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., was one of four distinguished participants in a panel discussion, "Design Signals from Environmental Health Sciences: What Every Chemist Should Know," June 24 in College Park, Md. ...read more

Representatives of NIEHS Attend WHO Conference on Children's HealthNIEHS at WHO Conference on Children's Health

NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) Director William Suk, Ph.D., and SRP Program Administrator Claudia Thompson, Ph.D., were among 450 attendees including researchers, non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives and health ministers at the the third World Health Organization (WHO) International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment, held in Busan, Republic of Korea June 7-10. ...read more

Autism Research Network Launches Major New StudyAutism Research Network Launches Major New Study

With financial support from NIEHS, three other NIH institutes and the private non-profit Autism Speaks, on June 9 a network of leading autism researchers from three regions across the country launched one of the largest research studies of its kind to investigate early risk factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) during a phone-in press briefing. ....read more

Institute Staff Supports Intramural Colleagues at Board ReviewInstitute Staff Supports Intramural Colleagues at Board Review

Staff from throughout the Institute showed up to support their intramural colleagues June 15-16, as the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch and Fred Miller, M.D., Ph.D., presented their scientific findings and future plans during the Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) Review of the two programs. ...read more

Presentation Highlights MS and Workplace IssuesPresentation Highlights MS and Workplace Issues

In a June 9 presentation viewed as a job-site videocast at NIEHS, two major advocacy groups for people with disabilities explored the topic ""Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the Workplace" and the anticipated impact of the new Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and new regulations yet to be issued. ...read more

Trainees Vanpool with Mentor for ENDO 09Trainees Vanpool with Mentor for ENDO 09

They weren't exactly Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, but members of the NIEHS Molecular Endocrinology Group had plenty of fun and bonding on their own road trip to ENDO 09 June 10-13 in Washington. ...read more

NIEHS-Funded Leukemia Researcher Honored for Lifetime AchievementNIEHS-Funded Leukemia Researcher Honored for Lifetime Achievement

University of California (UC), Berkeley epidemiologist Patricia Buffler, Ph.D., whose research NIEHS supports, was honored by the United Kingdom (U.K.)-based charity, CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA June 24 for her lifetime contributions in the field of childhood leukemia research. ...read more

Former NIEHS and EPA Toxicologist Kate Mahaffey RememberedFormer NIEHS and EPA Toxicologist Kate Mahaffey Remembered

Friends and colleagues at NIEHS and elsewhere were saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of former NIEHS scientist and policy specialist Kathryn (Kate) Mahaffey, Ph.D., on June 2 in Washington, D.C. ...read more

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Inside the Institute

Program Celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander HeritageProgram Celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

NIEHS commemorated Asian/ Pacific Islander Heritage Month on May 27 with a talk on Oriental medicine in Rodbell Auditorium, followed by ethnic food sampling and a hula dance performance and instruction in the NIEHS cafeteria. ...read more

Another Scorching Friends and Family DayAnother Scorching Friends and Family Day

No one actually plans it that way, but NIEHS Friends and Family Day, which moved outdoors in 2007, always seems to coincide with some of the hottest days of summer. ...read more

Staff Mingle at Keystone's Beach PartyStaff Mingle at Keystone's Beach Party

In a second major effort to give NIEHS staff in the Keystone Building a lunchtime opportunity to get to know their neighbors better, volunteers from the three floors organized a beach-themed cookout on June 4. ...read more

NIH-Hosted Panel
Addresses GLBT Health DisparitiesNIH-Hosted Panel Addresses GLBT Health Disparities

As part of its annual "Noons in June" series recognizing Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GBLT) Pride Month, NIH hosted a panel discussion on June 17 on "Addressing Health Disparities in GLBT Populations" at Lister Hill Auditorium on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. NIH made the presentations available for remote viewing via webcast. ...read more

Science Notebook

Nuclear Compartmentalization Affects Gene ActivityNuclear Compartmentalization Affects Gene Activity

According to Harinder Singh, Ph.D., the NIEHS Distinguished Lecturer for June, the mammalian immune system protects the body from a plethora of microscopic invaders, and is also an excellent model for examining fundamental questions in molecular, cell and developmental biology. ...read more

Jordt Extends ONES Research on TRPA1 in Study on AsthmaJordt Extends ONES Research on TRPA1 in Study on Asthma

Leading a 15-person team of researchers, NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) awardee Sven-Eric Jordt, Ph.D., reported new findings on the role of sensory neuronal ion channel activation in producing airway inflammation and hyperactivity in asthma. ...read more

New Study Links Intestinal Inflammation to Systemic GenotoxicityNew Study Links Intestinal Inflammation to Systemic Genotoxicity

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have shown for the first time that intestinal inflammation is linked to systemic DNA damage in mice. ...read more

LSU ONES Awardee Links Protein Misfolding to Ultrafine PMLSU ONES Awardee Links Protein Misfolding to Ultrafine PM

On June 2, NIEHS grantee Stephania Cormier, Ph.D., spoke as part of the Organics and Free Radicals Session of the 11th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects at the Environmental Protection Agency conference center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. ...read more

Findings Show Protection Against Oxidative StressFindings Show Protection Against Oxidative Stress

High levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are implicated in cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease and are proposed to accelerate aging and promote cancer, according to new NIEHS-funded research published in PLoS Genetics. ...read more

Expert Panel Reviews Glass Wool FibersExpert Panel Reviews Glass Wool Fibers

An expert panel convened in Chapel Hill, N.C. on June 9-10 by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) to review the scientific literature and consider a recommendation by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association to change the listing status for glass wool fibers in the upcoming 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). ...read more

NIEHS-Funded Imaging Tool Logs 100,000th JobNIEHS-Funded Imaging Tool Logs 100,000th Job

The NIEHS-funded University of Cincinnati (UC) Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG) announced that its Bioinformatics Core recorded its 100,000th job submission on June 11 for its popular POLYVIEW-3D imaging tool. ...read more

This Month in EHPThis Month in EHP

The July 1 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) develops the theme "Climate Change Is Here," with a Focus article on climate change abatement strategies and a Spheres of Influence feature exploring the challenge of adapting to climate change already underway. ...read more

Wilcox to Speak at Science Café July 14Wilcox to Speak at Science Café July 14

Science goes informal each month at Durham's Broad Street Café, which will host a talk by NIEHS Senior Investigator and epidemiologist Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D. ...read more

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Extramural Research

Extramural Update

The scientific statement "Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement," which was announced at a news conference June 10 by Robert M. Carey, M.D., president of The Endocrine Society, and published in the journal Endocrine Reviews, marks an important step forward for research on endocrine disruption. ...read more

Extramural Papers of the Month

Intramural Research

Intramural Papers of the Month

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • July 1 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Summers of Discovery Seminar Series, "DNA Repair" with Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D.
  • July 6-10 (Offsite Event) at Lake Tahoe - Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy Exit NIEHS
  • July 8 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Summers of Discovery Seminar Series, "Career Options in the Biomedical Sciences"
  • July 8 (Offsite Event) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Society of Toxicology Reception to Welcome Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., as director of NIEHS and NTP, registration required
  • July 14 (Offsite Event) at the Broad Street Café in Durham, 7:00 p.m. - Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., discussing the key steps of human conception and early pregnancy
  • July 15 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Summers of Discovery Seminar Series with Dori Germolec, Ph.D., addressing "Allergic Disease - Immunology and Detection"
  • July 22 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Summers of Discovery Seminar Series, "Xenobiotic Metabolism and Transport" presented by David Miller, Ph.D.
  • July 23-24 in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30-5:00 - NTP Board of Scientific Counselors meeting
  • July 27 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-4:00 - NIEHS Clinical Research Unit Grand Opening - Welcoming Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting and Clinical Research Lectures
  • July 28 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00-12:00 - Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Lecture Series, speaker and topic TBA
  • July 29 in Rall Building, 8:00-5:00 - Summers of Discovery Annual Poster Session
  • July 29-30 (Offsite Event) at the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel - Miami Beach, 8:00-5:00 - PPTOXII - Role of Environmental Stressors in the Development of Origins of Disease

View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar

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