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Council Looks to Integrating Stimulus Funding with NIEHS Mission

Council Looks to Integrating Stimulus Funding with NIEHS Mission

A receptive NIEHS National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council (NAEHSC) welcomed new NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., at its spring meeting on February 19 ...read more

NTP Board Peer Reviews Draft Cancer Reports

NTP Board Peer Reviews Draft Cancer Reports

Report on Carcinogens (RoC) National Toxicology Program (NTP) reports on five of the nine compounds being considered for listing in the 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC) were for the first time peer reviewed by the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) February 24 in Rodbell Auditorium. ...read more

NIEHS Gears Up for SOT

NIEHS Gears Up for SOT

Each year, one of the Institute's major national meetings is the annual gathering of members of the Society of Toxicology (SOT). ...read more

Suk Represents NIEHS at President's Cancer Panel Meeting

Suk Represents NIEHS at President's Cancer Panel Meeting

NIEHS took a seat at a meeting of the President's Cancer Panel (PCP) with a presentation by NIEHS Center for Risk and Integrated Sciences Director Bill Suk, Ph.D., on January 27 in Phoenix. ...read more

NIEHS Grantees Speak at Global Health Symposium

NIEHS Grantees Speak at Global Health Symposium

Veteran NIEHS Grantees Peter Thorne, Ph.D., and Joseph Graziano, Ph.D., were among the global health experts giving keynote talks at the Managing Toxic Risks for Global Health symposium February 20 at Duke University. ...read more

Columbia University Hosts Research Translation Workshop

Columbia University Hosts Research Translation Workshop

Four years after the addition of a research translation component to the NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) in 2005, the leaders of the SBRP research translation cores gathered at a workshop on February 11-13 to assess their progress. ....read more

Former Postdoc Featured in TV Special

Former Postdoc Featured in TV Special

When former Postdoctoral Fellow John Fortune, Ph.D., left NIEHS in 2005, he knew he was taking an important step that would change his career path. ...read more

 

Schroeder Appointed EHP Science Editor

Schroeder Appointed EHP Science Editor

In December 2008, Jane Schroeder, D.V.M., Ph.D., joined the staff of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) as its new science editor, providing scientific expertise and oversight for virtually every aspect of the NIEHS journal. ...read more

Duke Bioethicist Reflects on Personal Genomics

Duke Bioethicist Reflects on Personal Genomics

In 1989 and 1990 when Robert Cook-Deegan, M.D., was a consultant to the director of what was then the NIH National Center for Human Genome Research, James Watson, few people could have predicted how the evolution and democratization of genomics would impact society. ...read more

Speaker Challenges Students at NIH Black History Event

Higginbotham Challenges Students at NIH Black History Event

The talk was for everyone at NIH - and by videocast for people at NIEHS - but the target audience on February 18 was clearly the students when ophthalmologist Eve Higginbotham, M.D., delivered a talk in celebration of Black History Month. ...read more

Colwell to Speak at Eighth Spirit Lecture

Colwell to Speak at Eighth Spirit Lecture

The NIEHS Spirit Lecture Series, the hallmark event in NIEHS Women's History Month celebrations since 2002, will welcome environmental microbiologist and scientific administrator Rita Colwell, Ph.D., on March 27. ...read more

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Inside the Institute

Fellowship and Food - The Keystone of Satellite Cohesion

Fellowship and Food - The Keystone of Satellite Cohesion

Food was the centerpiece at two recent events at the new NIEHS satellite offices in the Keystone building. ...read more

Institute Celebrates African-American Culture

Institute Celebrates African-American Culture

The NIEHS Diversity Council joined with the RTP Chapter of Blacks In Government (BIG) to sponsor a novel African-American Cultural Celebration in Rodbell Auditorium and the NIEHS Cafeteria February 26 for Black History Month Observance. ...read more

Science Notebook

Estrogen and Hormone Replacement in Menopause

Estrogen and Hormone Replacement in Menopause

The use of estrogen and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat menopausal symptoms in women has caused confusion in the general public and cardiology research circles. ...read more

ONES Awardee Speaks at NIEHS

ONES Awardee Speaks at NIEHS

In a lecture on February 6, NIEHS grantee Sven-Eric Jordt, Ph.D., discussed the latest developments in his basic research on the mechanisms of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels. ...read more

Research Finds New Cause of Ozone Wheezing and Potential Treatments

Research Finds New Cause of Ozone Wheezing and Potential Treatments

Researchers at NIEHS and Duke University have discovered a cause of airway irritation and wheezing after exposure to ozone, a common urban air pollutant. ...read more

Glutathione Synthetase Linked to Arsenic Susceptibility in Fruit Fly Model

Glutathione Synthetase Linked to Arsenic Susceptibility in Fruit Fly Model

NIEHS grantee Iain Cartwright, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, his former student, Jorge Muñiz Ortiz, Ph.D., and two co-authors recently reported a surprising genetic twist regarding arsenic susceptibility in the February 2009 issue of Toxicological Sciences. ...read more

Study Explores the Mechanisms of Age-Related Neurodegeneration

Study Explores the Mechanisms of Age-Related Neurodegeneration

A new study by researchers at NIEHS sheds light on the mechanisms involved in the accumulation of a neurotoxic protein, amyloid-beta42 (AΒ42), which is implicated in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other age-related neurodegeration. ...read more

Endocrine Disrupting Effects of BPA on Puberty and Estrogen Cycles

Endocrine Disrupting Effects of BPA on Puberty and Estrogen Cycles

On February 18, Sigma Xi hosted a lunchtime talk by NIEHS grantee Heather Patisaul, Ph.D., on her latest findings about the effects on brain and ovarian function of developmental exposure to Bisphenol-A (BPA). ...read more

This Month in EHP

This Month in EHP

The March 2009 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives is now available on-line, highlighting issues surrounding regulation of hazardous substances, non-cancer toxicity assessment, mobile phones and cancer, pesticide mixtures, proteosome inhibition by organotins and children's exposure to dust lead. ...read more

Upcoming Distinguished Lecture with Mike Levine

The 2008-2009 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture series will welcome its next guest speaker March 10 at 11:00 a.m. in Rodbell Auditorium. Geneticist Mike Levine, Ph.D., will discuss "Transcriptional Precision in the Drosophila Embryo"... ...read more

Samson and Hollingsworth to Speak at Duke in March

Samson and Hollingsworth to Speak at Duke in March

Veteran grantee Leona Samson, Ph.D., and recent Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) awardee John Hollingsworth, M.D., are scheduled to lecture in March at the Duke University School of Medicine. ...read more

NCSU to Host Grantee Peter Thomas

NCSU to Host Grantee Peter Thomas

NIEHS grantee Peter Thomas, Ph.D., is scheduled to present a seminar March 26 on "Characteristics of a Putative Steroid Membrane Receptor," as part of the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Department of Biology Seminar Series. ...read more

Extramural Research

Extramural Update

NIEHS and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce the release of two linked funding opportunities - the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Centers (P01) RFA-ES-08-002 and the Formative Centers (P20) RFA-ES-08-004. Applications are due April 30, 2009 and will be reviewed in July by a special emphasis panel convened by the NIEHS Scientific Review Branch. Applications are due April 30, 2009 and will be reviewed in July by a special emphasis panel convened by the NIEHS Scientific Review Branch. ...read more

Extramural Papers of the Month

Intramural Research

Intramural Papers of the Month

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • March 9 in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:00 - 11:00 - LMG Fellows-invited Guest Lecture with Roger Woodgate, Ph.D., speaking on "Translesion Synthesis"
  • March 10 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 - 12:00 - Distinguished Lecture Seminar Series featuring a lecture on "Transcriptional Precision in the Drosophila Embryo" by Mike Levine, Ph.D.
  • March 12 in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 - 4:00 - 2009 North Carolina Environmental Stewardship Initiative Members Meeting
  • March 12 in Rall D350, 11:00 - 12:00 - Kevin Weinfurt, Ph.D., addressing the topic of "Disclosing conflicts of interest in clinical research: Attitudes of investigators, IRB Members, and research subjects"
  • March 12 (offsite event) at Wilson Hall on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, 11:00 - 12:00 - NIH Women's History Month Seminar featuring Sharon Hrynkow, Ph.D., speaking on "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet" with closing remarks by Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and live videocast
  • March 13 in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:00 - 4:00 - Welcoming Ceremony for NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., with distinguished lectures by Grace LeMasters, Ph.D., Jim Riviere, Ph.D., and Jack Keene, Ph.D.
  • March 13 - 17 (offsite event) in Washington - American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting
  • March 15 - 18 (offsite event) in Baltimore - Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting
  • March 23 - 24 in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00 - 5:00 - Board of Scientific Counselors review of the Laboratory of Pharmacology & Chemistry and the Laboratory of Experimental Pathology
  • March 24 (offsite event) in the RTP-EPA Auditorium, 1:30 - 3:00 - Women's History Month Celebration featuring Anne Taylor
  • March 26 (offsite event) in 101 David Clark Labs at North Carolina State University, 4:00 - 5:00 - Department of Biology Seminar Series on "Characteristics of A Putative Steroid Membrane Receptor" by Peter Thomas, Ph.D.
  • March 27 in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:00 - 11:00 - Spirit Lecture/Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Lecture Series with Rita Colwell, Ph.D., speaking on "Climate, Oceans, Infectious Diseases, and Human Health: The Saga of Cholera"
  • March 27 (offsite event) in 147 Nanaline Duke Bldg. at Duke University, 11:00 - 12:00 - Duke Biochemistry Series Lecture with Leona Samson, Ph.D.
  • March 30 in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:00 - 11:30 - LMG Fellows-invited Guest Lecture by Daniel Bogenhagen, M.D., on "Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Heredity"
  • March 30 (offsite event) Alfred Lerner Hall at Columbia University, 9:00 - 5:00 - Translating Science to Policy: Protecting Children's Environmental Health
  • March 31 (offsite event) in 143 Jones Bldg. at Duke University, 4:00 - 5:00 - Duke Department of Immunology Seminar Series with John W. Hollingsworth, M.D., speaking on "Ambient Environmental Exposures and Pulmonary Innate Immunity"

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