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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

June 2016

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Outstanding environmental health scientists share cutting-edge research

NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist awardees gathered to share research and reflect on how the award propelled their careers.

Chip Hughes
Innovative ideas spark council

Breaking news and groundbreaking science highlighted the May meeting of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.

Fred Tyson, Ph.D.
Environmental effects on the epigenome are focus of TaRGET II

Grantees in the TaRGET II consortium launched a program to document how environmental pollutants affect the epigenome.

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NTP releases rodent studies on cell phone radiofrequency radiation

NTP discussed new findings on potential health hazards of cell phone radiofrequency radiation in a May 27 telephone press conference.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D in a yellow dress
New NIH-EPA research centers to study environmental health disparities

National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have funded new centers to study environmental health disparities.

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NIEHS career symposium draws hundreds

A record crowd of graduate students and research fellows from the local area gathered for the 19th annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium.

Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D.
Allen Wilcox named finalist for Service to America Medal

NIEHS epidemiologist Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., is one of 32 finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

Janine Clayton in front of a podium
Clayton shows why researchers must study and report on both sexes

Janine Clayton, Ph.D., explained why sex is an important biological variable to address in both research design and published findings.

Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
For Williams, tenure means continuing prolific research, mentoring

Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Reproductive Medicine Group, was awarded tenure from the National Institutes of Health.

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Kids go to work to explore urban gardening

The annual NIEHS Bring Your Kids to Work Day offered hands-on discovery of urban gardening, serving almost three dozen kids.

Bradley Newsome
Wetterhahn winner reflects on lessons from multidisciplinary research

Wetterhahn winner Bradley Newsome, Ph.D., discussed the importance of bringing together different disciplines to address complex problems.

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.
Kleinstreuer highlights groundbreaking approaches to safety testing

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., highlighted groundbreaking advances in chemical safety testing to science enthusiasts in Research Triangle Park.

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Grantees elected to National Academy of Sciences

NIEHS grantees Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D., and Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Mesev and Johnson
Ten postbacs represent NIEHS at NIH Postbac Poster Day

Ten NIEHS postbaccalaureate fellows shared their research at the National Institutes of Health Postbac Poster Day.

Alex Lash, M.D.
Bioinformatics Sheds Light on the Genetics of Autism

Two researchers from the Simons Foundation discussed their work with big data to study the genetics underlying autism spectrum disorder.

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NIEHS trainee Samantha Hoopes transitions to new career

Samantha Hoopes, Ph.D., former co-chair of the NIEHS Trainees’ Assembly, has begun a career in clinical product development at Rho, Inc.

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NIEHS celebrates administrative professionals

Administrative Professionals Day was celebrated with a special program April 27, to thank these often unsung heroes.

David Gee and Linda Birnbaum
Gee shares European approach to early hazard warning

David Gee, Ph.D., shared lessons learned from case studies in which identification and regulation of harmful products happened too late.

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NIEHS scores again with Green Champion Awards

Two NIEHS groups won 2016 Green Champion awards for sustainability and stewardship projects.

Kevin Gerrish, Ph.D.
NIEHS Genomics Day highlights rich array of resources

NIEHS Genomics Day featured the Molecular Genomics Core, Epigenomics Core, and Integrative Bioinformatics Core, and the research they make possible.

Cynthia Rider, Ph.D.,
Challenges in studying hazards of botanicals explored at NTP workshop

About 300 people attended a National Toxicology Program workshop exploring challenges faced by researchers studying botanical supplements.

Lisa Nagy
Environmental medicine shows promise for reducing chronic disease

A trio of researchers highlighted the role of environmental medicine in reducing health problems, such as diabetes, obesity, and chronic diseases.

Heinrich Malling, Ph.D.
Toxicology community remembers mutagenesis pioneer Heinrich Malling

Heinrich Malling, Ph.D., a major a figure in genetic toxicology, died May 23 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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