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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

April 2023

 Mark Hahn, Ph.D., and John Stegeman, Ph.D.
NIEHS grantees help lead study of ocean plastics’ health effects

Study finds chemicals added to plastics pollute oceans and may increase risk of miscarriage, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

 David Reif, Ph.D.
Scientific Journeys: From genetics to the environment and back

David Reif, Ph.D., head of the Predictive Toxicology Branch, described his path from academia to NIEHS and shared research goals.

Woman and child in a rowboat
NIH awards focus on communities most affected by climate change

Funding awarded to four sites as part of the Alliance for Community Engagement on Climate and Health.

John Birks and Jessa Ellenburg
Air quality monitors begin collecting data in US, Mexico

New NIEHS-funded devices could help communities identify air pollution hot spots and take action.

Dori Germolec, Ph.D.
Scientific Journeys: Transforming immunotoxicology through discovery

Celebrating nearly 40 years at NIEHS, Dori Germolec, Ph.D., continues to innovate and explore how toxic substances affect the immune system.

Mi PROTECT and PROTECT Responde campaign
Health equity advanced when reporting back to diverse populations

NIEHS grantees developed a mobile application to report study results back to pregnant women in both English and Spanish.

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Mi PROTECT and PROTECT Responde campaign
La equidad en salud progresó con la retroalimentación a grupos poblacionales diversos

Los beneficiarios del NIEHS (Instituto Nacional de Ciencias de la Salud Ambiental) desarrollaron una aplicación móvil para ofrecer retroalimentación de los resultados de un estudio en inglés y en español a mujeres embarazadas.

Janet Hall, M.D.
PEGS participants connect with researchers at study’s first forum

NIEHS Personalized Environment and Genes Study researchers shared results and answered questions during Mar. 28 event.

Stavros Garantziotis, M.D. and Darryl Zeldin, M.D.
Allergy, asthma, and immunology researchers gather in San Antonio

NIEHS scientists, grantees presented their latest findings at the 2023 meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Anita Hopper, Ph.D.
Environmental stressors’ effect on gene expression explored in lecture

Anita Hopper, Ph.D., explained how environmental stressors drive changes in movement of transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA) within cells.

SRP trainees Molly Frazar, Ph.D., Victoria Klaus, and Kevin Baldridge, Ph.D., harvest blackberries for BerryCare, a nutritional intervention program. (Photo courtesy of Dawn Brewer / University of Kentucky)
High-fiber diet may protect against exposure to PFOS

The diet may decrease disease risks associated with exposure to perfluorooctane sulfonate, which is a type of PFAS, say NIEHS grantees.

Kathryn Dalton, Ph.D., VMD.
Fellows stand out in three-minute communication challenge

Eleven NIEHS fellows competed in annual contest as part of institute's Big Picture, Small Talk series.

Shivani Ayyagari
NIEHS-supported scientists recognized by Society of Toxicology

An undergrad, a postdoc, and seven grantees are among the outstanding scientists honored with 2023 SOT awards.


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