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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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April 2019

2019 Society of Toxicology Meeting, Baltimore

NIEHS steals the show at the 58th annual Society of Toxicology meeting

Scientists from NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program were busy throughout the event in Baltimore, discussing science, receiving awards, demystifying grants, and answering questions.

Norbert Kaminski, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Analyses of single cells, molecules hold promise for environmental health

Experts in a workshop at the National Academies of Science discussed the promise and challenges of single cell and single molecule analyses.

panel of speakers at workshop
NIEHS preps for disaster, health research with derailment scenario

A workshop in Tucson explored needed health research and coordination among partners after a mock chemical release.

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Scott Williams, Ph.D., deputy chief, NIEHS Genome Integrity & Structural Biology Laboratory
Repair protein uses filaments to bridge broken DNA

NIEHS scientists and colleagues discovered how the protein Ctp1 helps repair DNA double-strand breaks, which may shed light on certain genetic diseases.

Jay Leggette, Don Dudley, Cassandra Campbell
Mold and health classes help Hurricane Florence workers, residents

The NIEHS Worker Training Program continues to train and build local expertise for disaster recovery in Robeson County, North Carolina.

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Susan Ackerman, Ph.D., Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California
Rodbell Lecture highlights study of neurodegenerative disorders

Neuroscientist Susan Ackerman discusses her work with inbred mouse strains and its potential impact on neurodegenerative disorders.

Liam O’Fallon, Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)
Citizen science conference highlights NIEHS grantees

CitSci 2019 highlighted NIEHS grantees and other researchers collaborating with volunteers to collect and analyze data and return results.

Environment and Health A to Z
From allergies to Zika — ABCs of environmental health

A brand new edition of the popular “Environment and Health A to Z” booklet includes eye-catching illustrations and easy-to-understand text.

Russ Hauser, M.D., Sc.D., Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Children’s health may be a legacy of parents’ environment

Russ Hauser discussed his research on aspects of fathers’ environments and connections to the health of their children.

Sally Perreault Darney, Ph.D., NIEHS
NIEHS scientists honored by reproductive biology society

Sally Darney and Humphrey Yao are among this year’s winners of the Society for the Study of Reproduction annual awards.

Chitrangda Srivastava, Ph.D., Katelyn Lavrich, Ph.D., and Bevin Blake
Fellows hone presentation skills in communication showdown

NIEHS trainees further their career development by using plain language to explain their research.

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Rajesh Tandon, Ph.D., President, Participatory Research in Asia
New Delhi workshop spotlights community involvement

Participants discussed how India’s strengths in research approaches that involve local communities improve environmental health.

Chris Long, Executive Officer, NIEHS Office of Management
A culture of safety, a shared responsibility

NIEHS Executive Director Chris Long says the institute’s excellent safety record is rooted in individuals taking personal responsibility.

Germaine Louis, Ph.D., George Mason University
Germaine Louis finds strength in the winding path

The winner of the 2019 NIEHS Spirit Lecture Award said a winding career path equipped her well for current roles as dean and researcher.

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