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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

August 2021

Liz Garcia-Peterson and Saniya Rattan

Highly competitive research fellowships earned by NIEHS trainees

Liz Garcia-Peterson, Ph.D., and Saniya Rattan, Ph.D., enter a special program designed to mold them into principal investigators.

NIEHS Director's Corner

Genetics holds key to making research more relevant to humans

Director (Masked Image)

I spoke with NIEHS grantee Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena about the importance of incorporating more genetic diversity into study designs.

Rick Woychik, Ph.D. - Director, NIEHS & NTP
Yu-Ying He, Ph.D.
RNA modifications in skin cancer focus of Keystone Lecture

In NIEHS-sponsored talk, Yu-Ying He, Ph.D., suggested RNA modifications are crucial players in regulating gene-environment interactions.

Tori Placentra
Trainee expands research and writing skills, transitions to grad school

At NIEHS, Victoria Placentra researched the effects of oxidative stress on cells as well as authoring content for the Environmental Factor.

students doing a science experiment
Star teachers gain science insights, lesson plans in NIEHS program

Broad goals are to expand environmental health literacy and science education diversity.

microscope
New chemical testing approach will help to replace animal use

NIEHS researchers and their collaborators developed the recently accepted nonanimal testing method, which will be used globally.

Celys Irizarry
K.C. Donnelly Externship Awards celebrate 10 years

In the past decade, 72 NIEHS Superfund Research Program trainees were able to conduct research beyond their own institutions.

Joan Packenham, Ph.D.
Women’s Health Awareness program launches newsletter website

The NIEHS initiative’s new web presence offers vital health data in attractive, easy-to-navigate way.

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Xinhui Wang, Ph.D.
Better air quality may lower dementia risk among older women

NIEHS-funded researchers found that reduction of air pollution is associated with slower decline in cognition and memory.

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