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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.

close up of children smiling
Autism Awareness spurs outreach in April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IVLP and NIEHS personnel
One Health draws international group to NIEHS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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