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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

January 2016

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. Director, NIEHS & NTP

NIEHS celebrates 50 years of environmental health research

On Nov. 1, NIEHS will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The year of celebrations kicks off Jan. 21 with a public oral history event.

Kelly Lenox
Environmental Factor celebrates with new design

The Environmental Factor is celebrating the 50th anniversary of NIEHS by launching a fully redesigned site, optimized for mobile devices.

David Fargo Ph.D.
Fargo named first NIEHS scientific information officer

David Fargo, Ph.D., named the institute’s first Scientific Information Officer, will direct development of infrastructure needed in the era of big data.

Todd Jusko, Ph.D.
Persistent pollutants linked to poor vaccine response

New research indicates that exposure to pollutants such as DDT and PCBs may dampen infants’ immune response to the tuberculosis vaccine.

Sri Nadadur, Ph.D. and Richard Verma
Nadadur raises awareness of health effects of air pollution in India

NIEHS scientist Sri Nadadur, Ph.D., helped increase awareness of the health effects of air pollution during his Embassy Science Fellowship in New Delhi.

Warren Casey, Ph.D.
Casey recognized for contributions to animal welfare

The Society of Toxicology named Warren Casey, Ph.D., of the National Toxicology Program, winner of the 2016 Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award.

Ruth Lunn, Dr.P.H.
Five viruses are known human carcinogens, say NTP peer reviewers

Peer reviewers agreed with the National Toxicology Program preliminary recommendations to list five viruses as known to be human carcinogens.

Jianghong Liu, Ph.D.
Lead exposure linked with children’s sleep problems

Grantees and colleagues, studying children in China, linked lead exposure in early childhood with increased risk for sleep problems later.

Andrea Hricko
Neighbors of large ports address diesel emissions and health

NIEHS-funded research linking serious health risks to diesel exhaust exposures inspires air quality improvements around megaports.

Lauren Aleksunes, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Society of Toxicology honors NIEHS grantees

The Society of Toxicology named several NIEHS grantees for contributions to better public health.

Rep. David Price
Rep. Price discusses budget and takes questions at NIEHS

U.S. Rep. David Price visited NIEHS Dec. 14 for a town-hall style meeting that included an extended question and answer session.

Karen Miller and Tony DeLucia, Ph.D.
Annual Partners meeting fosters fruitful exchange

The NIEHS Partners meeting fostered a two-way information exchange between grassroots health organizations and NIEHS leadership.

Nishad Jayasundara
Wetterhahn Award honors Superfund Research Program trainee

Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D., winner of the 2016 Wetterhahn award, studies a fish that has become resistant to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Volunteers holing the Giving Tree poster behind a truck filled with donated gifts
Giving Tree brightens holidays for 100 local children

One hundred children in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina had brighter holidays, thanks to donations from NIEHS.

Kimberly Gray, Ph.D.
NIH expands research on children’s environmental health

The National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative, called ECHO, to study environmental impact on child health and development.

Shannon Whirledge, Ph.D.
NIEHS fellows advance on career paths

Three NIEHS fellows are among the latest trainees to take major steps in their scientific career paths.

At the Paris climate talks, NIEHS played a key role in highlighting the potential impacts of climate change on health.
NIEHS highlights health at Paris climate talks

At the Paris climate talks, NIEHS played a key role in highlighting the potential impacts of climate change on health and health care facilities.

Abee Boyles
NTP board approves research concepts

Mountaintop removal and fluoride were among the research areas reviewed by the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors.



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