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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2019

NIEHS and NTP Director, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

PFAS Senate hearing, Birnbaum’s expert scientific testimony

Linda Birnbaum told senators that chemicals known as PFAS persist in the environment and affect nearly every system in the human body.

Autism Awareness spurs outreach in April
close up of children smiling

During Autism Awareness Month, NIEHS hosted a talk about links between folate and ASD, discussions on social media, a webinar, and more.

Women’s health conference draws record crowd
Joan Packenham, Ph.D., NIEHS

NIEHS-sponsored women’s wellness conference offers screenings, resources, education, info for clinical research volunteers, and more.

Chronic kidney disease puzzle highlighted at Costa Rica workshop
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director, NIEHS and NTP

Researchers from around the world shared insights into chronic kidney disease of unknown origin in agricultural communities.

Inflammation resolution gets top billing at NIH workshop
Sri Nadadur, Ph.D., NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training

Experts discussed how the body resolves inflammation — and what happens when it cannot — during a workshop at NIEHS.

Korach earns Emeritus Investigator status
Ken Korach, Ph.D.

Ken Korach, Ph.D., who made pioneering discoveries on estrogen receptor alpha, earned emeritus status from the National Institutes of Health.

Barton on DNA electrochemistry at NIEHS Distinguished Lecture
Jacqueline Barton, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Barton shared insights into the role of electron transfer in DNA repair.

One Health draws international group to NIEHS
IVLP and NIEHS personnel

Visitors from 20 countries learned about NIEHS programs related to the interconnected health of people, animals, and the global environment.

New method quickly screens chemicals for cancer-causing potential
Nisha Sipes, Ph.D.

National Toxicology Program scientists, NIEHS grantees, and colleagues developed a quick way to screen substances for carcinogenicity.

Navajo area railroad workers learn protective skills
A trainer at the IBT 2019 CER course explained proper use of PPE to a participant.

Courses funded by NIEHS Worker Training Program help ensure rural and tribal railroad workers protect their own health and safety.

NC researchers circle on chemicals that disrupt hormones
Jerry Heindel, Ph.D.

The North Carolina group gains interest and numbers among researchers studying chemical effects on normal development and health.

Environmental health, a hot topic with local students
Ron Cannon, Ph.D., NIEHS

At Athens Drive High School, students discussed science and health issues with NIEHS scientists before selecting their research topics.

Eleven trainees face the Three-Minute Challenge
Victoria Placentra, NIEHS

Postbaccalaureate fellows at NIEHS found clever ways to describe their research in brief, plain-language talks for a panel of nonscientists.

Core Day spotlights array of NIEHS resources
Jeffrey Kuhn, Ph.D. and Robert Petrovich, Ph.D.

Core facilities at NIEHS hosted an event to help in-house researchers learn more about available cutting-edge technologies and expertise.

Spring GEMS meeting focuses on mechanisms
Arun Pandiri, Ph.D. and Miaofei Xu, Ph.D.

Risks of e-cigs and vaping, role of oxidative stress in cancer, and more were featured by the Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society.

Young scholars shine at spring symposium
Outstanding Scholars, Roberts and Kafer

Ten undergraduate scholars presented their year-long research projects, with a two-way tie for Outstanding Scholar of the Year.

NIEHS Trainees' Assembly — the year at a glance
Salahuddin Syed, Ph.D.

At the NTA spring meeting, leaders highlighted an increase in postbaccalaureate fellows, a new grant editing group, and other accomplishments.



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