U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser.

This website may not display properly with Internet Explorer. For the best experience, please use a more recent browser such as the latest versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and/or Mozilla Firefox. Thank you.

Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

January 2018

Brian Berridge

Brian Berridge takes the helm at the National Toxicology Program

Brian Berridge, the new head of NTP, seeks to integrate cutting-edge methods, including animal studies, cell-based toxicity testing, and computer modeling.

Defending against environmental stressors may shorten lifespan
Steven Shears

A shorter life may be the price for coping with the natural assaults of daily living, reported NIEHS researchers and colleagues in Japan.

Catherine Dulac examines the neurobiology of social behavior
Catherine Dulac

Harvard neurobiologist Catherine Dulac discussed the neural circuits responsible for instinctive social behaviors in mice.

Society of Toxicology 2018 awards recognize Birnbaum, Ramaiahgari
Linda Birnbaum

SOT awardees for 2018 include NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and NTP postdoc Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, Ph.D.

New centers work to lessen environmental health disparities
Representatives from the five EHD centers

One year into research and connecting with communities, grantees at centers to research environmental health disparities met to share progress.

Grand opening celebrates NIEHS net-zero energy warehouse
Linda Birnbaum and the new NIEHS warehouse

A new environmentally friendly NIEHS warehouse was dedicated Dec. 11, in a ceremony attended by dignitaries and NIEHS staff.

NTP board meeting highlights new tools, technologies, and methods
John Bucher

New tools, technologies, and approaches in toxicology were key topics for the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors.

Bennett student and faculty visit launches new NIEHS connection
From left, Roman, Gross, Cotton, and Gibson.

Bennett College students and faculty launched a new NIEHS connection with a visit that included speed mentoring and grants information.

Angela Gutierrez honored with 2017 Wetterhahn Award
Zach Hilt and Angela Gutierrez

The Superfund Research Program named Angela Gutierrez, from the University of Kentucky, as this year’s Wetterhahn Memorial Award winner.

Allergens widespread in largest study of U.S. homes
Darryl Zeldin

NIEHS researchers find allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to nation’s largest indoor allergen study.

Ethics in science and government featured in fast-paced Ethics Day
Bruce Androphy

NIEHS Ethics Day featured a fast-paced review of ethics topics in science and government, led by NIEHS Ethics Office Director Bruce Androphy.

Core Day showcases expert scientific support for NIEHS researchers
Bob Petrovich

At the annual NIEHS Core Day, representatives from core labs updated attendees on the broad range of scientific services and resources available.

NIEHS shares toys with needy youths through Salvation Army Angel Trees
Angel Tree with toys

NIEHS collected donations for 100 families through the 2017 Salvation Army Angel Tree project.


NIEHS Public Calendar
Back To Top