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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

August 2017

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Science teachers find inspiration at NIEHS hands-on workshop

Ten teachers enjoyed a hands-on experience in biomedical research during the NIEHS Science, Teachers, and Research Summer Experience.

Remembering children’s health champion Herbert Needleman
Herbert Needleman, M.D.

Herbert Needleman, M.D., who spent his entire career studying the effects of lead in children, died in Pittsburgh at age 89.

NTP counselors pleased with mixtures progress
Cynthia Rider

At its June 29 meeting, the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors enthusiastically supported the NTP progress in mixtures research.

Panel supports six disinfection byproducts as potential carcinogens
Weihsueh Chiu, Ph.D.

A panel convened by the National Toxicology Program recommended listing six compounds as carcinogens in the Report on Carcinogens.

FARE awards recognize 17 NIEHS fellows for outstanding research
Franziska Bollmann, Ph.D

Seventeen NIEHS fellows were among 199 National Institutes of Health trainees to win a 2018 Fellows Award for Research Excellence.

Mental health risk and resiliency training for disaster responders
Adam Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Adam Gonzalez studies first responders, the trauma and the mental health effects of their work, and how training may improve resilience.

New technologies highlighted at toxicology meetings
Rick Paules

At OpenTox USA and BioMed21, National Toxicology Program staff discussed the importance of data sharing in new approaches to toxicology.

NIEHS visiting fellow wins EMGS Young Scientist Award
Natalie Saini

Natalie Saini, Ph.D., was selected as a finalist and won the award by receiving the most votes on a research video she produced herself.

Creative webpage redesign sparks interest among NIEHS fellows
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The NIEHS Office of Fellows' Career Development redesigned its webpages to help trainees successfully transition to independent careers.

Exceptional Superfund trainees receive K.C. Donnelly Externship Awards
Oluwadamilare Ademabo

Eight promising Superfund Research Program trainees received K.C. Donnelly Externship Awards to work at another institution.

Experts concur with three draft NTP reports

An NTP scientific panel reviewed and accepted draft technical reports on the carcinogenicity and toxicity of three substances.

NIEHS employees rid local highway of litter
group shot of niehs cleanup team

Volunteers do their part to keep a stretch of road near the institute trash-free.



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