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Environmental Factor

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December 2018

Luecke Hans gives presentation
Trainees take center stage at 16th NIEHS Science Days

NIEHS Science Days highlighted fellows and trainees, with 13 science talks, 89 posters, and awards.

Robin Stanley and Monica Pillon
Science Days features grants session and awards

Day Two of NIEHS Science days led off with awards, followed by a workshop to help trainees hone their grant writing skills.

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Waking up with Wildfires poster
“Waking Up to Wildfires” film makes world premiere

More than 250 people packed a theater in Sonoma, California for the world premiere of a documentary from the University of California, Davis.

portrait of Symielle Gaston, Ph.D.
Postdoc awards reflect strong research potential

Two NIEHS postdoctoral fellows who display strong research potential have won highly competitive National Institutes of Health grants.

is Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D. address audience
Falk lecturer describes sex differences in brain development

Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D., discussed the cellular mechanisms behind sex differences in brain development in the 2018 Falk lecture.

Kasey Potts speak to crowd after winning
Scholars connect through elevator pitches

At the second annual NIEHS Scholars Connect Program fall event, students competed with elevator pitch-style talks about their research.

Suk Ph.D., left, presented the Wetterhahn Award to Kim
Superfund Wetterhahn Award goes to Stephanie Kim

Stephanie Kim of Boston University received the 2018 Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award during the Superfund Research Program annual meeting.

wildfire burning mountains overlooking lake
Climate change affects health of all Americans, says new report

Climate change affects the health of all Americans, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

graphic of DNA methylation
GEMS meeting explores interplay of genes, environment, and disease

The fall meeting of the North Carolina Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society focused on the environment and gene regulation.

Kathy Laber recieves award
Kathy Laber’s excellent leadership recognized by peers

Kathy Laber, D.V.M., received the Joseph J. Garvey Management Award from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

APHA Logo 2018
Environmental health shines at APHA

NIEHS joined more than 12,000 attendees at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego.

William Suk, Ph.D.
Suk wins coveted Fulbright to work in Thailand

NIEHS Superfund Research Program head William Suk, Ph.D., leaves for a six-month fellowship in Thailand as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) group
Charity drive launched with high spirits

With high spirits, organizers of this year’s Combined Federal Campaign launched the fundraising drive for charities — from local to global.

Warren Casey conducts meeting
Building confidence in new scientific methods challenges researchers

Warren Casey, Ph.D., joined scientists from around the world at a meeting on building scientific confidence in new test methods.

Pin commemorating 50 years of service
NIEHS honors years of service and commitment

Friends and family joined honorees to recognize the decades of federal service, as well as those who retired in the past year.


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