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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

August 2020

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COVID-19 antibody study launched by NIEHS

Year-long research project seeks much-needed information about antibodies from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Ewan Birney, Ph.D.
Distinguished Lecture explores social-genetic effects in fish

An NIEHS grantee looks at how genes influence an individual's behavior — and the behavior of individuals around him or her.

Frances Jensen, M.D.
National Academies forum links chemicals to brain disorders

NIEHS-funded research was well-represented at the workshop, which merged insights from neurotoxicology and environmental health sciences.

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Eleven outstanding scientists recognized by NIEHS grant awards

The awards are part of an NIEHS initiative to support individual scientists and their research programs, rather than specific research aims.

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Ongoing Duwamish River recovery inspires video series, book

Outreach by University of Washington Superfund Research Program includes a new history of the river and educational videos on safe fishing.

Karletta Chief, Ph.D.
Water contamination on tribal lands focus of webinar series

NIEHS-funded researchers study how Native Americans' exposure to arsenic, uranium, and other substances affects their health and well-being.

Tammy Collins, Ph.D.
NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium attracts national audience

Early-career scientists gained insight from leaders in industry, government, and academia during the virtual event.

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Global Environmental Health Day tackles big issues, showcases research

The fourth annual event drew an international audience, with experts discussing social-environmental tradeoffs, climate change, and more.

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Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
PFAS should be managed as a single class of chemicals, experts say

The approach would reduce human health risks and environmental contamination, according to an international group of scientists.

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Teachers take virtual tour of NIEHS, brainstorm COVID-19 lesson plans

The institute hosted 55 educators from Wake County, North Carolina, as part of the annual SummerSTEM program.

Ahlam Abuawad
K.C. Donnelly Externships awarded to outstanding Superfund trainees

Promising Superfund Research Program trainees received funding for short-term research at outside institutions.

Brandy Beverly, Ph.D.
Scientific Journeys: From Small Town, Oklahoma, to NIEHS

Brandy Beverly discussed how traffic-related air pollution affects pregnant women, and what spurred her interest in science.

2020 NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award, 2nd place Writer's Portfolio presented to NIEHS
NIEHS newsletter editor-in-chief wins writing award

The Environmental Factor wins its third award in four years from the National Association of Government Communicators.

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NIEHS employees unite to support food drive

Annual food drive goes virtual, meeting needs greater than ever, during coronavirus pandemic.


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