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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

January 2021

Rick Woychik, Ph.D., Director's Corner

Woychik shares leadership philosophy and goals

Strong leadership, innovation, collaboration, communication, and workforce diversity are keys to success, says institute’s director in new monthly column.

Environmental health disparities, racism studies collected at EHP
close up of a Black man's face

Environmental Health Perspectives collects articles on exposures and outcomes behind Black Americans’ health disparities.

Studies link FOXL2 protein to female infertility, cancer, endometriosis
Biology of Reproduction, Volume 103, Issue 5, November 2020 cover

NIEHS researchers used mouse models to discover effects of excessive FOXL2, a transcription factor.

Novel strategies for toxicological research discussed by NTP board
Brian Berridge, D.V.M, Ph.D.

The NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program aims to share findings faster and tackle cardiovascular, neurodevelopmental diseases.

Anne Marie Jukic wins NIH Bench-to-Bedside award
Anne Marie Jukic, Ph.D.

NIEHS reproductive epidemiologist receives a prestigious grant to study vitamin D’s role in women’s fertility.

Triclosan worsens fatty liver disease in mice
two people, shaving and brushing teeth

The antibacterial compound, found in consumer products and some drinking water, worsened liver health in diabetic mice fed a high-fat diet.

Trainor explores human head and facial structure abnormalities
Paul Trainor, Ph.D.

Changes in just a few genes may cause developmental disorders by influencing a specialized cell type active during early pregnancy.

Research on environmental factors informs women’s health
women smiling

NIEHS presented findings on harmful chemicals, air pollution, and climate change at women’s health research conference.

Data science may resolve how environment influences disease
Chirag Patel, Ph.D.

Chirag Patel, data scientist and NIEHS grantee, seeks a comprehensive picture of what shapes who we are.

Kelly Ferguson wins inaugural Lou Guillette Jr. Award
Kelly Ferguson, Ph.D. holds her Lou Guillette, Jr. Outstanding Young Investigator Award

The NIEHS epidemiologist was recognized for excellence in research and mentoring by Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies.

Global health in the COVID-19 era explored at local conference
Andy Stringer, Ph.D.

Health system preparedness, equity of access, culture, and misinformation challenges dominate discussions.

Superfund Wetterhahn Award goes to Jennifer Kay
Jennifer Kay, Ph.D.

Now at Silent Spring Institute, the former MIT scientist is dedicated to research, science literacy, and social justice.

COVID-19 impacts on children with special needs, their families
Rhonda and Joseph Carroll

Diversity Speaker Series features NIEHS parents sharing how young people with disabilities and their families are dealing with the crisis.


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