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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

June 2018

personal protective equipment training demo

National Trainers Exchange draws health, safety professionals together

Trainers from across the country present 99 sessions with small versions of their training programs.

Outstanding researchers share science, offer career advice
Carol Shreffler

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

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

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

Distinguished Lecture highlights mechanisms of liver cancer
Michael Karin

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

NIEHS trainee receives high award for oil spill research
Kaitlyn Gam

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

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

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

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

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

NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium offers encouragement, tools
Heather Vellers

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

Federal partners put Tox21 plan into action
Rick Paules

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

NTP promotes international use of nonanimal test methods
Nicole Kleinstreuer

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

New website makes it easy to join clinical studies
Stavros Garantziotis

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

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

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

Genomics Day showcases NIEHS genetic and epigenetic research support
Stephanie London

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

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

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

Administrative Professionals event teaches negotiating skills
Bina Malhotra

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



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