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Environmental Factor

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October 2019

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director, NIEHS and NTP (center)

Birnbaum tribute highlights council meeting

Gratitude and praise marked the director’s last council session as chair. A Capitol Hill reception further honored her legacy as a scientist and public servant.

Symposium honors distinguished NIEHS researcher
Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D.

Friends and colleagues of Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D., celebrated his achievements and shared research inspired by his groundbreaking work.

New technique reveals how mitochondria respond to exposures
Ben Van Houten, Ph.D.

NIEHS grantees developed a tool that showed how certain exposures in mitochondria led to damage to the ends of chromosomes, or telomeres.

Rare disease group earns praise for international collaboration
Frederick Miller, M.D., Ph.D., and Lisa Rider, M.D.

NIEHS clinical researchers accepted an award on behalf of the International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group.

Early-life origins of health and disease explored at national conference
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director, NIEHS and National Toxicology Program

Researchers from around the country met in Chapel Hill to share their recent findings.

NIEHS partners with Apple and Harvard to study women’s health
close up of Cycle Tracking on Apple watch

NIEHS involved in innovative study to provide better information for tailoring health advice to specific groups of women.

Milestones in service to American people honored at annual ceremony
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. and Yitang Yan

NIEHS employees were celebrated for their many years of contributions to the institute and other federal agencies.

Anticancer protein is linked to severity of viral disease in infants
sick infant in a hospital bed

The p53 tumor suppressor protein — well known as the guardian of the genome — may also play a more obscure role guarding immune integrity.

NIEHS shines spotlight on fellows
Tammy Collins, Ph.D., NIEHS, OFCD

The trainees’ hard work was recognized during a week of games, good food, and networking events.

PFAS front and center at fellow's talk in Chapel Hill
Bevin Blake

The National Toxicology Program’s Bevin Blake discussed potential health risks posed by these chemicals — and how scientists are responding.

Topic of opioids in the workplace stirs emotion at council meeting
Steve Romero, UAW and “Chip” Hughes, WTP

The NIEHS Worker Training Program is helping individuals across the country avoid the dangers of addiction.


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