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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

August 2016

Linda Birnbaum and Hughes

Anniversary event highlights Superfund and disaster response programs

Events in Boston mark 30 years of the Superfund Research and Worker Training Programs, along with a Disaster Research Response workshop.

Project TENDR focuses on common chemicals affecting neurological development
Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D.

Leading scientists and experts called for reductions in chemical exposures that affect development of the brain.

Teachers and students benefit from NIEHS summer programs
Ericka Reid, Ph.D. and NSCP

NIEHS was busy with teachers and students in July, thanks to programs to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math education.

Research finds association between douching and ovarian cancer
Claire Weinberg, Ph.D.

NIEHS researchers found a link between douching and ovarian cancer, but none between genital talc use and ovarian cancer.

Fellows take top awards from reproductive society meeting
Fei Zhao

Two fellows in the lab of Humphrey Yao, Ph.D., won research and presentation awards at the Society for the Study of Reproduction meeting.

New tool for economic analyses in environmental health research
Christie Drew

NIEHS has released a new tool to help environmental health researchers who want to include economic analyses in their studies.

NIEHS research in the spotlight at TEDxDurham debut
Fred Tyson, Ph.D.

TEDxDurham organizers tapped NIEHS scientist Fred Tyson, Ph.D., to discuss harmful algal blooms at the July 9 debut event.

Neighborhood greenery decreases aggressive behavior in adolescents
JC Chen

Neighborhood greenspaces can help reduce aggressive behaviors in urban adolescents, according to a new study from NIEHS grantees.

John McLamb promoted to commander in the Public Health Service
John McLamb

John McLamb, NIEHS health physicist was promoted July 1 to the rank of commander in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Environmental stewardship goes above and beyond at NIEHS
Bill Willis cleaning the bee box

The NIEHS mission to advance environmental health extends beyond research to caring for its campus using sound ecological practices.

Skin cancer risk depends on trigger for DNA repair
Zalfa Malek

Zalfa Abdel-Malek, Ph.D., discussed how a trigger for DNA repair impacts skin cancer risk, and development of a treatment that tans and protects.

Community guide for eating fish from North Carolina’s Triangle area
Kathleen Gray

A new guide will help local anglers identify fish that are safe to eat, thanks to researchers at the University of North Carolina.

Sammies offers People’s Choice Award — vote for Allen Wilcox
Allen Wilcox

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medals offer a People’s Choice Award. Vote for NIEHS epidemiologist Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., before Sept. 9.


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