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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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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.

Padma Lakshmi and Ken Cook
Endometriosis highlighted in Capitol Hill briefings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kelly Ferguson, Ph.D.
New epidemiologist joins NIEHS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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