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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.

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Humphrey Yao
With tenure, Yao will continue groundbreaking research

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

Kristi Pettibone
Beyond the clinic — describing success in environmental health

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

Joonas Jamsen
Pathway to Independence awards jumpstart academic careers

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

Linda Birnbaum
National Academies develops environmental health initiative

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

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Susan Mendley
Chronic kidney disease in agricultural workers tackled at workshop

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

P. Lee Ferguson
Environmental chemistry goes high-tech

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

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NIH Director’s Awards honor dozens at NIEHS

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

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Jonathan Busada
NIEHS fellows shine in 2019 FARE competition

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

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

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

Mitch Williams
Williams brings depth of experience to new management role

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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