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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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July 2023

Four NIEHS postbacs — from left to right, Choi, Granger, Jones, and Paul — received Outstanding Poster Awards at the 2023 NIH Poster Day.
Postbacs shine at NIH Poster Day

NIEHS postbacs presented their research as preparation for graduate and professional schools, and four earned Outstanding Poster Awards.

Graphic of what happens in the lungs during an asthma attack
Targeting the root cause of asthma

Moving to low-poverty neighborhoods reduces asthma symptoms in children, in part by reducing stress.

Carmen Messerlian, Ph.D.
Folate’s protective effects may now extend to PFAS

New studies show folate may reduce PFAS accumulation in the body, which may protect against adverse birth outcomes and boost immune health.

Angela Thorpe
Juneteenth celebration featured two lecturers, southern-style lunch

The importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and freedom in science and community was discussed by two North Carolina advocates, leaders.

Ashley Fisher and Dale Oakley and trainee Jennifer Sun collect field samples in Mashpee, Massachusetts.
Grantees report progress to decrease PFAS, arsenic, other exposures

Superfund Research Program event highlights progress made by 11 funded centers to reduce hazardous substances in U.S., protect health.

NIEHS postdoctoral fellows Danielle Stevens, Ph.D., and Ciro Amato, Ph.D.
NIEHS fellows awarded competitive research grants

Danielle Stevens, Ph.D., and Ciro Amato, Ph.D., received Pathway to Independence Awards to advance research on phthalates, birth defects.

Upal Ghosh, Ph.D.
Nature-based remediation technologies help clean up PCB contamination

Grantee collaborates across commerce and community to create technologies that help clean up contamination of food chain, natural resources.

Ferdouz Cochran, Ph.D.
Linking historical climate data to human health studies is challenging

NIH Climate and Health Scholar Ferdouz Cochran, Ph.D., presented keys to untangling exposure data and advancing research during seminar series.

understand infectious disease biological mechanisms
Workshop highlights promise and priorities for advancing organ models

Experts discuss how to use human cell-based models to improve infectious disease research and drug development.


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