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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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