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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

September 2021

Rick Woychik, Ph.D.

Climate change and health research drives new NIH-wide seminar series

Experts focused on climate adaptation, health equity, and big data during Aug. 16 event hosted by NIEHS.

NIEHS Director's Corner

Good nutrition can help counter effects of contaminants, expert says

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I spoke with NIEHS grantee Bernhard “Bernie” Hennig, Ph.D., about how healthy living can protect us against potentially harmful exposures.

Rick Woychik, Ph.D. - Director, NIEHS & NTP
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Interns research PFAS, disease vulnerability, cancer, and more

Poster sessions capped their two-month NIEHS experience, and mentors from the institute guided them along the way.

Suril Mehta, Dr.P.H.
Hazardous chemicals, data science challenges on tap at DNTP meeting

NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program scientists described related initiatives during Aug. 4 virtual event.

Jessie Buckley, Ph.D.
Focusing on solutions makes research more relevant to public, expert says

NIEHS grantee Jessie Buckley, Ph.D., described how to apply such an approach to chemical mixtures research in Aug. 12 virtual seminar.

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Trainees explore biomedical careers during NIEHS symposium

Job-hunting strategies, skills development, and differences between academic, government, and private sector positions highlighted at event.

Chris Long
Chris Long, NIEHS Executive Officer and proud public servant, retires

He spearheaded efforts related to employee safety and health, and he helped to position the institute as a national leader in sustainability.

Rachel Shaffer
Fine particulate air pollution associated with higher dementia risk

NIEHS-funded researchers from the University of Washington analyzed detailed exposure data from more than 4,000 Seattle-area residents.

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Scientific art competition showcases trainees’ research, imagination

The NIEHS Superfund Research Program hosted the competition, highlighting early-career scientists’ projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NIEHS helps NIH take top honors in International Freezer Challenge

Efforts to upgrade inefficient freezers, reduce electricity use, and enhance lab management practices paid dividends.

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Youth engagement in environmental health research showcased in podcast

Such engagement can benefit communities and strengthen the scientific process, according to two interviewees in new NIEHS podcast.

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