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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

April 2016

Gohlke with Xie and Swarup

Climate Challenge winners collaborate across disciplines

Winners of the NIEHS climate challenge designed tools to help decision-makers protect public health in the face of climate change.

Endometriosis highlighted in Capitol Hill briefings
Padma Lakshmi and Ken Cook

Endometriosis took center stage on Capitol Hill, during March 3 briefings by “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi and Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

Young-onset breast cancer linked to novel genetic variants
Headshot of Claire Weinberg, Ph.D.

NIEHS researchers led by Claire Weinberg, Ph.D., identified three genetic variants never before linked to young-onset breast cancer.

Deepwater Horizon Research Consortia wrap up projects
Symma Finn, Ph.D.

At their final meeting, university and community grantees shared findings on mental health, community resilience, and the safety of seafood.

Former NIEHS adviser to lead Harvard School of Public Health
Michele Williams, Sc.D.

The appointment of Michelle Williams, Sc.D., was greeted at NIEHS with appreciation for her past service and enthusiasm for her new role.

Cutting edge talks, awards, and more at annual toxicology meeting
Tammy Collins, Ph.D. and Ron Mason

NIEHS staff at the annual Society of Toxicology meeting led classes, demonstrated technology, exhibited posters, and discussed grants.

Local tox meeting highlights futuristic science
MaryJane Selgrade, Ph.D., Danielle Carlin, Ph.D., and Erik Tokar, Ph.D.

The North Carolina Society of Toxicology continued its honored tradition March 2, showcasing developments at the leading edge of toxicology.

Yvonne Maddox presents 2016 Spirit Lecture
Yvonne Maddox, Ph.D.

NIEHS welcomed Yvonne Maddox, Ph.D., March 4 as this year’s Spirit Lecture Series Award winner.

Nomura describes new approach to identifying chemical toxicity
Daniel Nomura, Ph.D.

Daniel Nomura, Ph.D., described emerging technologies that can identify both intended and unintended effects of chemicals in the body.

New epidemiologist joins NIEHS
Kelly Ferguson, Ph.D.

Kelly Ferguson, Ph.D., the newest NIEHS tenure-track researcher, leads the Perinatal and Early Life Epidemiology Group.

Hammock recognized with first McGiff Memorial Award
Bruce Hammock, Ph.D. accepts award

NIEHS grantee Bruce Hammock, Ph.D., received the first John C. McGiff Memorial Award for Contributions to Eicosanoid Research.

Light and disruption of sleep cycles explored at NTP workshop
Fred Turek, Ph.D.

The National Toxicology Program assembled an international panel of experts to discuss how disruptions to circadian rhythms affect health.

Progress and challenges in disaster research response
Aubrey Miller, M.D.

The third annual federal interagency briefing explored progress on facilitating research after disasters, and the challenges that remain.

New genomic tools could help transplant patients
Darryl Zeldin, M.D. and Hannah Valantine, M.D.

Transplantation cardiologist Hannah Valantine, M.D., suggests that new genomic tools may improve monitoring of transplant patients.

NIEHS mourns the loss of Barry Dellinger
Harold “Barry” Dellinger, Ph.D.

Friends and colleagues at NIEHS and the Louisiana State University SRP center mourn the loss of Harold “Barry” Dellinger, Ph.D.


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