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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

November 2016

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NIH recognizes 12 champions of environmental health research

The Champion of Environmental Health Research Awards recognize 12 individuals for their significant contributions to the field.

Ebola and infectious disease biosafety training launched
WTP Richard Hunt

Worker-related risks of emerging infectious diseases and best approaches for interventions to decrease risk in a variety of occupational settings.

Fellows get an ELITE introduction to local industry
ELITE Planning Team

The ELITE program supports postdoc career searches via visits to local industry — such as the Duke University Office of Clinical Research.

Dust mite proteins that cause allergies are more stable, more abundant
Geoffrey Mueller

A new study finds dust mite allergens are more chemically stable and abundant than other dust mite proteins — a possible clue to allergies.

Children’s environmental health gains visibility
Children's Environmental Health Day Logo

The first Children’s Environmental Health Day and a website launch raised awareness and increase public outreach for this important issue.

Children’s Environmental Health Network awards Balbus
Balbus and Witherspoon

NIEHS Senior Advisor for Public Health John Balbus, M.D., received the CEHN Carol Stroebel Health Policy Award at an Oct. 13 ceremony.

Fry leads community talk on metals exposure and health
Rebecca Fry

NIEHS grantee Rebecca Fry, Ph.D., presented the first Tarheel Tox Talk, a new public outreach program at the University of North Carolina.

Ferguson discusses phthalates and pregnancy

In a Duke University seminar, NIEHS epidemiologist Kelly Ferguson, Ph.D., discussed links between phthalate exposure and pregnancy outcomes.

RNA molecule regulates cellular response to DNA damage
Howard Chang

Stanford researchers partly funded by NIEHS identified a new RNA molecule, called DINO, that can control a cell’s response to DNA damage.

New initiative to modernize regulatory toxicity testing
Casey Warren SACATM

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Methods wholeheartedly endorsed speeding up efforts to reduce animals use in toxicology testing.

Cushman takes on new NIEHS neurobehavioral research facility
Jesse Cushman

Jesse Cushman, Ph.D., leads the new NIEHS Neurobehavioral Core Laboratory, a resource for in-house researchers and trainees.

Fall events raise awareness of Combined Federal Campaign charities
David Bullard and Shannon Duncan

NIEHS launched the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign with a Sept. 22 presentation and bake sale, and the Fall Fest followed Oct. 19.



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