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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

July 2021

Lisa Rider, M.D.
Scientific Journeys: From basic researcher to leader in autoimmunity

Lisa Rider, M.D., discussed her path from medical school to a career in translational research for myositis, a rare disease.

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Sexual and gender minorities at NIH share their stories, challenges

To recognize Pride Month, NIEHS hosted a panel discussion featuring LGBTQ scientists from across the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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NIEHS grantee’s outreach boosts diversity, helps train young scientists

New partnership with historically Black universities will bring more minority undergraduate students into the metabolomics research arena.

Melissa Perry, Sc.D.
Environment plays underappreciated role in infectious diseases

National Academies workshop explored how emerging scientific tools could help to inform crises beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ciro Amato, Ph.D.
Researchers identify cells involved in development of genitalia

With single-cell sequencing, NIEHS scientists are closer to understanding which cells give rise to birth defects.

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Novel toxicity assessment strategies highlighted at DNTP board meeting

NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) scientists discussed their efforts to provide timely, human-relevant toxicity data.

Alexander Foo and Yosuke Sakamachi
Scientific originality, rigor help NIEHS fellows win major award

Seventeen trainees won the annual National Institutes of Health Fellows Award for Research Excellence and earned travel funds.

Sara Amolegbe
Better risk communication can reduce harmful exposures, experts say

At an NIEHS Superfund Research Program workshop, participants stressed the importance of community engagement and tailored messaging.

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HBCUs to share research funding challenges, opportunities

In upcoming listening sessions, NIEHS aims to strengthen ties with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), other minority-serving institutions.

Sir Michael Marmot, Ph.D.
Social determinants of health focus of NIEHS Distinguished Lecture

Sir Michael Marmot, Ph.D., from University College London, discussed the correlation between poverty, social injustice, and poor health.

Sanya Mehta
Bright future for former NIEHS communications challenge winner

Sanya Mehta, who was a postbaccalaureate research fellow at the institute, continues to excel as she pursues a doctorate degree.

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.
Animal replacement accomplishments draw broad interest

Federal agency advancement of nonanimal chemical safety testing methods showcased at May public forum.

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NIEHS launches 2021 Feds Feed Families virtual campaign

Employees' donations will help the almost 600,000 individuals in central and eastern North Carolina struggling to put food on the table.


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