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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

June 2018

Carol Shreffler
Outstanding researchers share science, offer career advice

Participants in the NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientists symposium shared cutting-edge research and career advice.

Yang, Hwang, Hammock
Enzyme plays key role in Parkinson’s disease and inflammation

Researchers reported that an enzyme called soluble epoxide hydrolase plays a key role in Parkinson’s disease and inflammation.

Michael Karin
Distinguished Lecture highlights mechanisms of liver cancer

Liver cancer expert Michael Karin, Ph.D., explained the molecular events that lead to the disease during his NIEHS Distinguished Lecture.

Kaitlyn Gam
NIEHS trainee receives high award for oil spill research

NIEHS trainee Kaitlyn Gam, Ph.D., received the prestigious Tulane 34 Award, in large part due to her work on the GuLF STUDY.

Jayasundara, von Hippel and Birnbaum
NIEHS brings environmental focus to One Health meeting

Participants at the international One Medicine One Science meeting explored interdisciplinary collaborations and global health solutions.

Recio and Swartz
From single cells to whales — genotoxicity across the biological spectrum

The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society meeting highlighted how exposures affect life forms across the biological spectrum.

Heather Vellers
NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium offers encouragement, tools

The annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium equipped students and fellows with encouragement and practical tools for their career search.

Rick Paules
Federal partners put Tox21 plan into action

Federal partners gathered at NIEHS May 15-16 to discuss the implementation of the new Toxicology in the 21st Century strategic plan.

Nicole Kleinstreuer
NTP promotes international use of nonanimal test methods

The National Toxicology Program joined an international meeting to advance international acceptance of nonanimal chemical test methods.

Stavros Garantziotis
New website makes it easy to join clinical studies

The new “Join an NIEHS Study” website helps recruit volunteers for NIEHS clinical studies in North Carolina and Maryland.

Masal, Bowen and Hsu
Excellent showing for NIEHS postbacs at 2018 NIH Poster Day

NIEHS postbaccalaureate fellows won 7 poster awards and 12 travel awards in connection with the annual National Institutes of Health event.

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Stephanie London
Genomics Day showcases NIEHS genetic and epigenetic research support

At NIEHS Genomics Day, scientists showcased the institute’s core labs’ skills and technologies in support of genomics and epigenomics research.

Linda Birnbaum and local dignitaries
Green Champions recognize NIEHS for eighth year

Four teams at NIEHS won Department of Health and Human Services Green Champions awards, the institute’s eighth year of recognition.

Bina Malhotra
Administrative Professionals event teaches negotiating skills

NIEHS employees learn the power of negotiating at the 2018 Administrative Professionals Day workshop.



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