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Institute of Medicine of the National Academies logoBirnbaum elected to Institute of Medicine

NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., became one of five NIH leaders to be elected to the highly prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.

Serena Dudek, Ph.D.Serena Dudek tenured

Serena Dudek, Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Laboratory of Neurobiology Synaptic and Developmental Plasticity Group, received tenure from the National Institutes of Health Central Tenure Committee Oct. 21.

NIEHS logoNIEHS selects 2011 ONES awardees

Eight early-stage tenure-track investigators, who will receive 2010 NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) awards, will visit the Institute to present seminars about their research projects.

DERT Interim Director Gwen Collman, Ph.D.Breast cancer advisory committee holds first meeting

The Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC) held its inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C. Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.Forum brings scientists and community together

Residents from a neighborhood known as Rubbertown filled an auditorium in Louisville, Ky., to discuss concerns about possible links between emissions from local petrochemical factories and poor health.

Kimberly Gray, Ph.D.NIEHS funds child health research centers

NIEHS announced grants totaling $54 million as part of a federal initiative to develop new research technologies and approaches to discover how the environment influences children's health.

NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.Alma Mater honors Birnbaum Story contains video

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will honor NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., with the 2010 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Achievement Award during its homecoming activities.

J. Nadine Gracia, M.D.Remembering the people of Haiti

J. Nadine Gracia, M.D., described the obstacles in restoring and improving health care in Haiti, particularly the educational and training infrastructure, in a recent talk at NIEHS.

NIEHS logoNIEHS employees win Green Dream Team Award Story contains video

Four NIEHS staffers were honored with the Green Dream Team Award for their work on the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Climate Change and Health.

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Inside the Institute

CFC logoFeds aim high to support charities

The 2010 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) at NIEHS has its sights set on a record-setting year. If met, the Institute's goal of $100,000 would be an all-time high.

Ileana Herrell, Ph.D.NIEHS celebrates Hispanic heritage

In celebration of Hispanic heritage month, the NIEHS Diversity Council invited Ileana Herrell, Ph.D., to talk about the history and contributions made by persons of Hispanic decent.

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Science Notebook

Nutrition expert Steven Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D.UNC researcher gives Falk Lecture

Nutrition expert Steven Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D., discussed how diet and chemical exposures influence the requirement of choline in human development during the Hans L. Falk Memorial Lecture.

NIEHS postdoctoral fellow Steven Roberts, Ph.D.GEMS holds 28th annual fall meeting

The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society (GEMS) held its annual meeting Oct. 15 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

NIH logoNIEHS scientists at the 2010 NIH Research Festival

Twenty-one NIEHS fellows were honored as winners of the 2010 Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) at the National Institutes of Health Research Festival in Bethesda, Md.

Douglas Caruana, Ph.D.New brain researcher to join NIEHS

Douglas Caruana, Ph.D., currently a postdoctoral fellow in the United Kingdom, will join the Synaptic and Developmental Plasticity Group, led by Serena Dudek, Ph.D., as a visiting fellow in 2011.

Melanie Foster, the 2010-2011 president of the NC SOTNIEHS/NTP postdocs win at NC SOT meeting

NIEHS and NTP postdoctoral fellows dominated the competition for the President's Award for Research Competition at the North Carolina Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NC SOT) Fall Meeting.

Darryl Zeldin, M.D.Children, males, and blacks at increased risk for food allergies

A new NIEHS-funded study estimates that 2.5 percent of the United States population, or about 7.6 million Americans, have food allergies, with rates higher for children, non-Hispanic blacks, and males.

Walter Rogan, M.D., head of the Pediatric Epidemiology Group at the NIEHSSuccimer found ineffective for removing mercury

According to Walter Rogan, M.D., head of the Pediatric Epidemiology Group at the NIEHS, succimer - a drug used for treating lead poisoning - does not effectively remove mercury from the body.

EHP logoThis Month in EHP

EHP dives into the topic of pools and health in this month's issue with two feature articles and a podcast about the risks and benefits of swimming in chlorinated pools.

Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D.Gary Aston-Jones presents next Distinguished Lecture

Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D., will continue the 2010-2011 Distinguished Lecture Series Nov. 23 at NIEHS by discussing the neuronal circuits that underlie motivated behavior and reward-based learning and memory.

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Extramural Research

Extramural Papers of the Month

Intramural Research

Intramural Papers of the Month

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • November 2, in Keystone 3003, 1:00-2:30 p.m. - Keystone Science Seminar Series with Arthur Grollman, M.D., topic TBA
  • November 3, in Rodbell BC, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - National Research Service Award (NRSA) Training Directors Meeting
  • November 4, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - NIEHS Science Awards Day
  • November 6-10 (Offsite Event), at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition Exit NIEHS (
  • November 6 (Offsite Event), at the APHA Meeting and Exposition, 4:00-7:30 p.m. - The Division of Extramural Research and Training hosts the Environmental Justice Forum Exit NIEHS (
  • November 10-12 (Offsite Event), at The Nines Hotel and Conference Center in Portland, Ore., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting Exit NIEHS (
  • November 14-17 (Offsite Event), at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown in Lexington, Ky. - 6th Conference on Metal Toxicity and Carcinogenesis
  • November 15, in Rall F193, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Laboratory of Signal Transduction Seminar Series presentation on "Functions of Store-operated Calcium Entry" by James Putney, Ph.D.
  • November 16, in Keystone 1003AB, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Annual Health Fair
  • November 15-16, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. - NIEHS Centers for Nanotechnology Health Implications Research (NCNHIR) Consortium Meeting
  • November 16-18 (Offsite Event), at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York - Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program Extended Environmental Exposures Annual Meeting
  • November 17, in Keystone 2164/2166, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Keystone Science Seminar Series with Andre Nel, M.D., speaking on "Nanotechnology"
  • November 17-19, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Superfund Workshop on Microbiome-Xenobiotic Interactions
  • November 18, in Rall B450, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis Seminar Series presentation on "Genome-wide Interactions Between the Transcription Machinery and Chromatin" by Frank Pugh, Ph.D.
  • November 23, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Distinguished Lecture Series with Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D., speaking on "Seeking Reward: Overdoing It with Orexin Neurons"

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