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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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December 2023

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For PFAS-polluted sites, forum highlights best research practices

Representatives across federal agencies shared strategies for characterizing PFAS-polluted sites and hurdles to interpreting data.

Benjamin Artz, Ph.D.
Worker Training Program yields substantial return on investment

Keystone Lecturer Benjamin Artz, Ph.D., shared his analysis of the NIEHS Environmental Career Working Training Program's economic impact.

Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., and M. Daniele Fallin, Ph.D.
Olden and Fallin honored by National Academy of Medicine

Former NIEHS director Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., lauded for outstanding service; grantee M. Daniele Fallin, Ph.D., elected as a new member.

Norman Sharpless, M.D.
ICYMI: Distinguished Lecturer shares trick of protecting bone marrow

Former NCI Director Norman Sharpless, M.D., discussed therapy advances and what it will take to cut the cancer death rate in half by 2047.

The new merit award medallions feature the NIEHS logo on the front with the specific award citation engraved on the back.
NIEHS stars honored at annual awards ceremony

Outstanding contributions across the institute to advance science, improve workplace were recognized during annual awards ceremony.

Darrell Hixson
NIEHS celebrates Veterans Day, kicks off charity drive

Darrell Hixson, NIEHS and EPA chief of security, headlined the event with reflections on time served in the U.S. Army.

Woman performs health screening at annual WHA Conference
Community engagement critical to addressing women’s health concerns

During virtual event, Joan Packenham, Ph.D., described how the Women’s Health Awareness Program educates women about environmental health disparities.

Céline Dazé
Access, inclusion necessary to overcome stigma

Céline Dazé, of the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, discussed need for more deaf individuals in STEM, federal government.

Sid Thakur, Ph.D., of NCSU, Gwen Collman, Ph.D.,
Resilience is key to overcoming global health challenges

Researchers discussed how to build a resilient global health ecosystem at the 10th annual North Carolina Global Health Alliance conference.


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