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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

March 2017

Award Winners

New NIEHS research innovation award recognizes four trainees

Postdoctoral fellows Motoki Takaku, Ph.D., Bart Phillips, Ph.D., Shannon Farris, Ph.D., and Fei Zhao, Ph.D., will receive $50,000 grants as winners of the first NIEHS Division of Intramural Research Innovative Research Awards, announced Jan. 31 by Scientific Director Darryl Zeldin, M.D.

Dementia shows gene-environment link, loss of smell is early sign
Jiu-Chiuan Chen

NIEHS-funded scientists report dementia risk from gene variant plus air pollution, and impaired sense of smell may be an early warning sign.

Council backs microbiome, mouse models, and genome integrity projects
Lisa Chadwick

The National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council backed initiatives on the microbiome, rodent models, and genome integrity.

Innovative technology provides safe drinking water in California
Tcheng speaks to attendees

New technology developed with NIEHS funding will provide safe drinking water in California, at lower cost and without secondary waste.

NTP Archives support global cancer research initiative
CRUK Infographic

The National Toxicology Program will support a cancer and environment study that was a Cancer Research United Kingdom Grand Challenge winner.

Endocrine Society honors Quinn with Early Investigator Award
Matt Quinn

NIEHS trainee Matthew Quinn, Ph.D., won an Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award for his work on women’s health, particularly menopause.

ECHO — solution-oriented research for health at all stages of life
Matthew Gillman

Matthew Gillman, M.D., wants Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes research to seek solutions that consider all life stages.

Trainees excel in three-minute talk challenge
3 Minute Challenge Winners

Fifteen trainees competed in presenting three-minute, plain language summaries of their research, and three winners will receive travel awards.

Rethinking STEM education during Black History Month
Sherick Hughes, Ph.D.

Sherick Hughes, Ph.D., discussed the implicit and explicit bias facing black students in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

Annual awards event celebrates commitment to excellence
Linda Birnbaum presents awards

Projects and individuals recognized with merit awards reflect the scientific work and the efforts behind the scenes necessary to success of the NIEHS mission.

Evans discusses wound healing, liver fibrosis, and Vitamin D
Ron Evans

Ronald Evans, Ph.D., discussed how a synthetic version of vitamin D impacts wound healing and may prevent liver scarring known as fibrosis.

NIEHS grantee validates tissue chips for toxicity testing
Rusyn and fellow scientists

An NIEHS grantee laboratory is validating tissue chip models of human organ systems for replacing animal use in toxicity testing.

Metals symposium draws researchers, students, and community members
NC State University

Toxic metals were the focus of the North Carolina State University Center for Human Health and the Environment’s first annual symposium.



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