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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

December 2018

Linda Birnbaum laughs with Thelma Jones and Lucile Adams-Campbell

Anacostia community forum focuses on breast cancer

In her latest community forum, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., visited Anacostia in southeast Washington, D.C. to meet face-to-face with community members.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Environmental health shines at APHA
APHA Logo 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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