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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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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.

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

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

Teresa Woodruff
EVATAR — breakthrough female reproductive model

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

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Clinical investigator reaps two distinguished awards

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

Pinchas Cohen
Exploring the biological effects of mitochondrial peptides

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

Santiago Perez
Environmental health outreach in Puerto Rico

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

Chandra Jackson
New NIEHS epidemiologist spotlights health disparities

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

Carmen Williams
Regional reproductive society shares research, promotes networking

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

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Teacher workshops tackle problem-based science

Two groups of teachers enjoyed workshops at NIEHS, in collaboration with the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research.

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NIEHS and French health and safety agency formalize partnership

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

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Award-winning contributions highlighted at Society of Toxicology meeting

NIEHS staff and grantees received Society of Toxicology awards, recognizing scientific achievements and contributions to the field.

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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.

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Guilford College president inspires with Spirit Lecture

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



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