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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

April 2017

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NIEHS and NTP talk science at Society of Toxicology meeting

NIEHS and National Toxicology Program staff talked science among 7,000 attendees at the 2017 Society of Toxicology meeting in Baltimore.

Psychiatric disorders — the influence of diet and the microbiome
Felice Jacka

Poor diet quality can increase the risk for certain mental disorders, including depression and anxiety, according to Felice Jacka, Ph.D.

EVATAR — breakthrough female reproductive model
Teresa Woodruff

NIEHS grantees developed a female reproductive tract model, called EVATAR, to advance study of reproduction and effects of exposures.

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Free environmental health science web content from NIEHS provides trusted health information that is automatically updated.

Clinical investigator reaps two distinguished awards
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NIEHS clinical investigator Natalie Shaw, M.D., won awards from the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Endocrine Society.

Exploring the biological effects of mitochondrial peptides
Pinchas Cohen

Peptides encoded by mitochondrial DNA and their role in regulating the body were discussed by Pinchas Cohen, M.D., in his visit to NIEHS.

Environmental health outreach in Puerto Rico
Santiago Perez

NIEHS held outreach activities in San Juan, Puerto Rico in March, including community tours, a town hall, and worker training workshop.

New NIEHS epidemiologist spotlights health disparities
Chandra Jackson

Epidemiologist Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., studies how physical and social environments affect health and contribute to health disparities.

Regional reproductive society shares research, promotes networking
Carmen Williams

The Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology meeting drew a broad group of attendees to share research and network across institutions.

Teacher workshops tackle problem-based science
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Two groups of teachers enjoyed workshops at NIEHS, in collaboration with the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research.

NIEHS and French health and safety agency formalize partnership
Linda Birnbaum and Genet

NIEHS and ANSES formalized their cooperative relationship March 22 by signing a memorandum of understanding.

Award-winning contributions highlighted at Society of Toxicology meeting
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NIEHS staff and grantees received Society of Toxicology awards, recognizing scientific achievements and contributions to the field.

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

Guilford College president inspires with Spirit Lecture
Jane Fernandes

Jane Fernandes, Ph.D., first deaf woman to lead an American college or university, delivered an inspiring Spirit Lecture.



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