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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

August 2019

Jennifer Martinez, Ph.D. and Chandra Jackson, Ph.D.
Two NIEHS scientists receive prestigious presidential award

Chandra Jackson and Jennifer Martinez receive high honors with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Pregnant woman getting a vaccination shot in the arm
Flu vaccination during pregnancy saves lives, says Wilcox

Evidence shows vaccination of pregnant women is safe for mothers and offspring and helps them avoid complications of the illness.

Brandy Beverly, Ph.D.
Pollution and pregnancy — social media Q and A

Internet users are invited to a Q and A session with experts on a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread.

Christine Austin, Ph.D.
Fossil teeth shed light on ancient breastfeeding practices

Methodologies funded by NIEHS to reconstruct chemical exposures spur discovery about how our ancestors adapted to seasonal dietary stress.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and Sri Nadadur, Ph.D.
India and NIEHS partner to advance air pollution research

A new memorandum of understanding will foster exchange of expertise and scientific collaborations regarding health effects of air pollution.

Raja Jothi, Ph.D.
Cellular traffic cop directs DNA transcription

New research by NIEHS scientists points to a protein called NF-Y as directing DNA transcription machinery to the right place to start.

Rick Woychik, Ph.D., NIEHS Deputy Director
Can we prevent cancer by controlling our environment?

NIEHS Deputy Director Rick Woychik gives keynote talk on modern research to find environmental triggers of cancer and ways to prevent it.

Celia Chen, Ph.D. and Laurie Reynolds Rardin
New Hampshire arsenic rule builds on NIEHS-funded research

The new law lowers public drinking water levels to half the federal standard based on links to health effects at low exposures.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Society of Toxicologic Pathology looks to One Health

NIEHS and National Toxicology Program scientists discussed air pollution, cell phones, endocrine disruptors, PFAS, and resources for researchers.

Tammy Collins, Ph.D., NIEHS
NIEHS fellows continue success in FARE awards

The institute's emphasis on clear scientific communication is helping fellows win recognition.

Ericka Reid, Ph.D., speaking to the audience
Latest NIEHS Diversity Speaker Series challenges the status quo

Topics ranged from technologies to assist gay couples with reproduction to transgender health.

Fei Zhao, Ph.D., NIEHS trainee
Fei Zhao to launch lab at University of Wisconsin

NIEHS visiting fellow moves to Madison in January, where he will continue his groundbreaking reproductive development research.

Kevin Lloyd, Hospital School, Durham, NC
NIEHS workshop energizes high school science teachers

The program combined lab work with in-depth discussion of environmental health issues, helping teachers find new ways to connect with students.

Christine Bruske Flowers, NIEHS Communications Director
Public affairs in the sciences featured at fellows’ career talk

Training in the sciences, practice using nontechnical language, and readiness for multimedia approaches were some of the skills discussed.



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