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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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July 2016

GEH Organizers and fellows

Anniversary year features first NIEHS Global Environmental Health Day

Scientists, policy experts, and students from the local area discussed efforts to advance global environmental health, through research, collaboration, and education.

Kimberly Gray
New research centers connect environment and children’s health

A new phase of Children’s Centers will study the unique vulnerability of children to pollutants in the environment.

Senator Jack Reed
Brown SRP addresses contamination in the Northeast

Two Brown University SRP events, including a visit by Sen. Reed and Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., focused on environmental health and site cleanup.

Patricia Jensen
New tool enables studies of brain structure and function

Researchers at NIEHS developed mice that will help researchers study the identities and functions of different cell types in the brain.

Ting Wang, Ph.D.
So-called junk DNA is integral to the epigenome

Ting Wang, Ph.D., discussed the role of transposable elements in gene regulation and the evolution of the epigenome, in a June 7 seminar.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
NIH launches large study of pregnant women and Zika

NIEHS is joining a National Institutes of Health study of risks that Zika infection poses to pregnant women, their fetuses, and infants.

Honglei Chen
Are we ready for a potential increase in Parkinson incidence?

NIEHS epidemiologist Honglei Chen, Ph.D., asked that question in his editorial on a study in JAMA Neurology, on Parkinson’s disease trends.

Raja Jothi, Ph.D.
Strong showing from NIEHS in NIH Director’s Awards

Twenty-two NIEHS staff and contractors were selected for 2016 National Institutes of Health Director’s Awards — an exceptional showing.

Scott Masten, Ph.D.
NTP board advises on study nominations and more

At the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors June meeting, Scott Masten, Ph.D., reviewed nominations, setting the stage for discussion of new studies.

Collman, Strickland, Buckley, Chen, Claus Henn, Dilworth, and Joubert
NIEHS promotes innovative science at Epidemiology Congress of the Americas

NIEHS promoted novel statistical applications and grant writing resources at the Epidemiology Congress of the Americas meeting in Miami.

Stephanie Smith-Roe
Research on botanicals takes center stage at community event

National Toxicology Program genetic toxicologist Stephanie Smith-Roe, Ph.D., shared black cohosh research at a lunchtime seminar.

Casey Warren
Plan to replace animal use shared at public forum

Efforts to develop a U.S. roadmap for replacement of animal use were highlighted at a May 25 public forum.

Albert Smith speaking
Pride month celebrates sexual and gender diversity

The National Institutes of Health marked Pride 2016 by promoting health research and equal opportunity for sexual and gender minorities.



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