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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

June 2019

Natalie Shaw, M.D. and Chandra Jackson, Ph.D.

Jackson and Shaw selected for National Academy of Medicine forum

The National Academy of Medicine tapped two NIEHS researchers for a new forum meant to spark transformative change in health research.

RIVER grants support innovative researchers
Jenny Collins, RIVER program coordinator

Six scientists who conduct transformative research received grants in this second year of the NIEHS program.

Time of day plays role in exposure response
Weston Porter, Ph.D.

Circadian rhythms influence a body’s response to chemical exposures and should be considered in toxicity studies, says Weston Porter.

Molecular maps track embryo development
Raja Jothi, Ph.D., NIEHS

Study unveils mechanisms the regulate human embryonic development and how environmental exposures may affect the process.

Info on lung health, other topics updated on public website
young girl holding a puppy

New content on pet allergens, smoking and vaping, asthma, pollen, and dust mites and cockroaches available on NIEHS website.

Wilcox joins ranks as NIEHS Emeritus
Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D.

Allen Wilcox, retiring in June, was awarded Emeritus Investigator status in recognition of his discoveries in fertility and pregnancy.

Shedding light on the genetic causes of lung cancer
Francesco DeMayo, Ph.D.

When an NIEHS-led team disrupted a stress response pathway in mice, lung squamous cell carcinoma developed, suggesting a treatment target.

The National Toxicology Program converges on cancer
Cynthia Rider, Ph.D. and Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.

Hundreds of participants weighed in on how chemicals, especially in mixtures, connect with key characteristics and hallmarks of cancer.

NIH Director’s Awards recognize service, initiative, collaboration
Francis Collins, M.D, Ph.D., NIH Director

The work of NIEHS was recognized in seven of Francis Collins’ annual awards

NIEHS postbacs earn honors at NIH poster day
NIEHS poster day presenters

A record number of NIEHS postbaccalaureate fellows traveled to Bethesda, Maryland to present their work at Postbac Poster Day.

K.C. Donnelly Awards go to NIEHS Superfund trainees
Jill Riddell

SRP announces two recipients of its annual award for trainees to conduct research beyond their institution, commemorating K.C. Donnelly.

Genomics Day notes progress in fast-moving field
Scott Williams, Ph.D., NIEHS researcher

The annual symposium updated NIEHS researchers on genomics, epigenomics, and bioinformatic capabilities of core labs at the institute.

New website tool helps replace animal tests
Integrated Chemical Environment (ICE)

Integrated Chemical Environment (ICE) resource simplifies searches and provides tools to help develop nonanimal chemical safety tests.

Administrative professionals gain tips for sustained effectiveness
Eric Papp speaking in front of workshop attendees

On Administrative Professionals Day, NIEHS offered a workshop on ways to spend more time on fulfilling tasks and less on frustrating ones.

Ninth year of Green Champion awards for NIEHS
Bill Steinmetz

NIEHS wins recognition for energy and water savings, innovative training, and as part of larger green lab efforts.

Kids get inspired by parents’ work
Captivated child learns about ocean acidification

On Bring Your Kids to Work Day, children and grandchildren learned about environmental health research through hands-on activities.

Species preservation, education mark Earth Day
Paul Johnson and Diane Spencer, NTP

The endangered red wolf, sustainable products, and environmental education were among the highlights of Earth Week at NIEHS.



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