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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

August 2018

San Joquin Valley Linda Birnbaum

NIEHS road trip opens eyes to San Joaquin health challenges

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and others saw how local organizations are responding to the region’s environmental health challenges.

Summit highlights tribal environmental health
Summit highlights tribal environmental health

The third Tribal Environmental Health Summit drew more than 130 people to discuss issues of environmental health among Native Americans.

With tenure, Yao will continue groundbreaking research
Humphrey Yao

Humphrey Yao, Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Reproductive Developmental Biology Group, was awarded tenure by the National Institutes of Health.

Beyond the clinic — describing success in environmental health
Kristi Pettibone

A new paper from NIEHS offers a tool to help scientists describe how environmental health research translates into public health improvements.

Pathway to Independence awards jumpstart academic careers
Joonas Jamsen

NIEHS postdocs Joonas Jamsen, Ph.D., and Fei Zhao, Ph.D., received Pathway to Independence awards, which support transition to academia.

National Academies develops environmental health initiative
Linda Birnbaum

At a National Academies public meeting, a diverse group of experts discussed the scope of the Environmental Health Matters Initiative.

Chronic kidney disease in agricultural workers tackled at workshop
Susan Mendley

Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin was the focus of National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and NIEHS workshop.

Environmental chemistry goes high-tech
P. Lee Ferguson

Lee Ferguson develops sophisticated environmental chemistry methods to discover chemicals in drinking water and inside homes.

NIH Director’s Awards honor dozens at NIEHS
NIH logo

Forty-four individuals at NIEHS will receive 2018 National Institutes of Health Director’s Awards for their exceptional efforts.

NIEHS fellows shine in 2019 FARE competition
Jonathan Busada

Twenty fellows from NIEHS won NIH Fellows’ Award for Research Excellence, placing NIEHS third among all NIH institutes and centers.

Two-time NIEHS trainee lands position in biopharma
Douglas Ganini da Silva, Ph.D.

Douglas Ganini da Silva, Ph.D., transitioned June 4 from his work as a postdoctoral research fellow at NIEHS to nearby KBI Biopharma.

Williams brings depth of experience to new management role
Mitch Williams

Mitch Williams takes on his biggest challenge yet, as the new NIEHS deputy associate director for management and deputy executive officer.


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