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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

October 2017

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Floods, mold, and health — Worker Training Program answers the call

The NIEHS Worker Training Program helps protect health of workers who are cleaning up from floods and other hurricane damage.

Chris Bradfield
New RIVER grants fund people, not projects

Eight environmental health scientists received new NIEHS grants that fund scientists with a record of innovative and impactful research.

brest cancer and the environment
Breast cancer — from awareness to prevention

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at NIEHS, the spotlight is on prevention.

Baulbus, Lawson, Castranio
Global Environmental Health Day emphasizes community involvement

NIEHS Global Environmental Health Day focused on using community-engaged research and citizen science in global health settings.

Dale Sandler
Dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers

NIEHS study reports worker exposure to dispersants after the Deepwater Horizon spill is linked to cough, skin irritation, and other symptoms.

Angela King-Herbert
King-Herbert elected to ACLAM board

The National Toxicology Program’s Angela King-Herbert was elected to the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board of directors.

Stephanie Smith-Roe
EMGS conference features NIEHS scientists in key roles

The Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society conference in North Carolina featured NIEHS scientists and postdocs in key roles.

NIEHS scientists showcase work at NIH Research Festival

NIEHS scientists showcased their research at the National Institutes of Health Research Festival, which highlights in-house scientists.

Michelle Heacock
Telomere meeting draws scientists from across disciplines

Scientific experts discussed the potential of telomeres as markers of exposure to pollutants or stress, and vulnerability to disease.

Howard Hu
Prenatal fluoride exposure linked to lower intelligence in children

Researchers reported associations between higher fluoride levels in pregnant women and lower measures of intelligence in their children.

Biostatistics postdoc moves to academia

Former NIEHS trainee Abhishek Kaul is now an assistant professor in the Washington State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Xu and Milchak
Speeding the adoption of alternative safety tests

At a public meeting, National Toxicology Program scientists and others heard praise for a plan to speed adoption of nonanimal safety tests.

Habibul Ahsan
Unique opportunities to study health effects of arsenic and more

Habibul Ahsan’s innovative approaches include building strong community networks to reduce arsenic health impacts in low-resource areas.

Linda Birnbaum and Qing Xu
NIEHS honors milestones in service

NIEHS staff gathered for the Years of Service Award ceremony, honoring those who have served a decade and more, as well as retirees.

Phil Ryan
Translational science training a huge success among NIEHS fellows

The first Translational Science Training Program offered at NIEHS drew a capacity crowd of trainees from NIEHS and area universities.

Archer and Collins
NIEHS staff honored with NIH Director’s Awards

From Ebola to 50th anniversary, five NIH Director’s Awards recognized NIEHS staff achievements at a Sept. 1 ceremony.


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