NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and Director Emeritus Ken Olden, Ph.D., led off an impressive list of speakers May 4 in Washington, D.C.
At its meeting May 19-20, the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council was briefed on the progress of a number of NIEHS initiatives.
In an April 28 Federal Register announcement, NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., officially established the Division of the National Toxicology Program.
The workshop "Deepwater Horizon Lessons Learned: Improving Safety and Health Training for Disaster Cleanup Workers" convened May 3-5 in Mobile, Ala.
The committee is charged with delivering a comprehensive report on federal research in breast cancer and the environment.
NIEHS held its 14th annual Biomedical Career Fair April 29 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conference center in Research Triangle Park.
An international workshop convened May 9-11 to discuss current evidence on adverse health effects of indoor air pollution and exchange views on improving human health.
Grace Kissling, Ph.D., will receive the highest honor in her field for what the ASA described as "outstanding contributions to the statistical profession."
For NIEHS Visiting Fellow Sailu Yellaboina, Ph.D., June brings a trip home, a family reunited, and a position as an associate professor on the campus of his alma mater.
The University of Wisconsin announced May 4 that Craig Berg, Ph.D., is one of two individual winners of the 2011 Regents Teaching Excellence Award.
NIEHS was among the NIH centers and institutes recognized at the 2010-2011 NIH Plain Language/ Clear Communication Awards Ceremony May 17 in Bethesda, Md.
Inside the Institute
NIEHS celebrated Earth Day 2011 on May 4 in the Rall Building on the main campus and May 5 at its Keystone satellite facility.
Henry Lesesne, M.D., gave a lecture on the power of laughter as medicine May 9 in Rodbell Auditorium, followed by a round of "laughter yoga."
NIEHS offered a slate of activities encouraging employees to practice a healthy lifestyle through exercise, balanced nutrition, and weight management.
The threat of rain canceled the outdoor activities planned for Take Your Family to Work Day May 16, but there was still plenty left to do.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
- June 2, Webinar, Partnerships in Environmental Public Health, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - ECO Youth: Education and Community Advocacy by Providence High School Students, register
- June 3, in Keystone 1003AB, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. - Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series presentation on "Biomarkers for Parkinson Disease - The Quest for the Holy Grail?" featuring Jing Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
- June 4-8 (offsite event), at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC - Society for In Vitro Biology Annual Meeting, register (http://www.sivb.org/meetings_registration2011.asp)
- June 9, in Rodbell Auditorium, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Conference: "Emerging Concepts in T Cell Activation and Disease"
- June 14, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Rodbell Lecture with Brigid Hogan, Ph.D., exploring "New Perspectives on Stem Cells and Lung Disorders"
- June 15, in Rall F-193, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Laboratory of Neurobiology Seminar Series with Malgorzata Dukat , Ph.D., topic TBA
- June 16-17 (offsite event), at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, VA, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) Meeting
- June 27, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Engineered Tissue Models for Environmental Health Sciences Research
- June 30, in Keystone 1003AB, 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series, featuring Greg Diette, M.D., topic TBA
View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar
Edison Liu, M.D., outlined a novel integrative genomics and systems biology approach to breast cancer during his 2010-2011 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series presentation.
The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society (GEMS) welcomed a series of speakers with ties to NIEHS and EPA working in the emerging field of toxicogenomics.
The event, "Sirtuins in Aging and Age-associated Diseases," focused on a genetic pathway controlled by a group of proteins called sirtuins.
Members of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council enjoyed a scientific talk May 19 by NIEHS Principal Investigator Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
The peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs made history in May with its first thematic issue ever devoted exclusively to environmental health research.
The team of NIEHS researchers demonstrated that RNA Polymerase II stalling renders a kinetic advantage to transcription of rapidly induced immediate early genes in brain.
NIEHS grantee Michael Skinner, Ph.D., spoke May 10 on his discovery and how it has shifted the field of genetics, as part of the Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series.
Understanding genomic instability early on may offer insight into the many factors involved in cancer, according to biologist Roger Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
A study finds that mothers of children with autism were less likely to report having taken prenatal vitamins during the three months before and the first month of pregnancy.
Researchers find that arsenic exposure increases a person's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, and that the effect is magnified up to sixfold in smokers.
Researchers used climate change models and local historical data to predict the potential impact of warming on human mortality in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The lead news story in Environmental Health Perspectives this month explores the current state of the science on autoimmune disease and its connection to the environment.
Noted developmental biologist Brigid Hogan, Ph.D., will deliver the 2011 Martin Rodbell Lecture on stem cells and lung disorders June 14 at NIEHS.
The third Toxicogenomics Integrated with Environmental Sciences Conference will take place Sept. 15-16 at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.
- Water purifier harnesses nanotechnology
- Elevated blood levels of flame retardants in Mexican-American children
- Ah receptor activation delays development of chemical-induced mammary tumors
- Risk of bladder cancer higher in diabetics
- Innate immunity linked to DNA damage response
- Human PUMILIO proteins adopt multiple RNA binding modes
- Separation of function mutations identified in estrogen receptor alpha
- Estimating relative risk in epidemiological studies using imputed data sets