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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

April 2017

Public health students and faculty gain insights into NIEHS programs

Public health graduate students and faculty from Michigan’s Grand Valley State University learned about NIEHS programs in Bethesda, Maryland.

Graduate students and faculty from the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Department of Public Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan visited the NIEHS Office of the Director, in Bethesda, Maryland on March 7. The visitors were especially interested in the NIEHS Disaster Response Research program, and global environmental health and congressional liaison activities.

While on campus, the GVSU group visited the National Human Genome Research Institute, led by Kris Wetterstrand, a scientific liaison at the institute. They also toured the National Library of Medicine (NLM), with NLM Chief of Visitor Operations Tara Mowery, and Bert Hakkinen, Ph.D., acting head of the NLM Office of Clinical Toxicology.

“They were a wonderful group of students,” said Mowery. She thanked the GVSU faculty, Rennelle Brew, Ed.D., and Karen Niemchick, for bringing the group.

(Chris Weis, Ph.D., is the NIEHS toxicology liaison and works in the Bethesda office.)


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Back row from right, Weis and Hakkinen posed with the GVSU faculty and graduate students inside the National Library of Medicine. (Photo courtesy of April Bennett)

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The visitors stopped outside the iconic National Institutes of Health Building 1 during their tour. (Photo courtesy of April Bennett)

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