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Environmental Factor - December 2018

Environmental Factor - December 2018

Environmental Factor

December 2018

Check out the December 2018 Environmental Factor to read about the latest NIEHS community forum — this one the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and focused on breast cancer. Other highlights include new research from NIEHS linking soy formula with painful menstruation in later life, and the NIEHS Veterans Day observance.

As always, we hope there is something for everyone. We welcome ideas for stories, as well as other feedback.

Kelly Lenox, Editor in Chief


Anacostia community forum focuses on breast cancer

In her latest community forum, Linda Birbaum, Ph.D., visited Anacostia in southeast Washington, D.C. to meet face-to-face with community members.

Severe menstrual pain linked to soy formula feeding during infancy

NIEHS researchers report that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults.

Honoring veterans from Flanders Field to North Carolina

NIEHS observed Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on Nov. 7, in a room decorated with 100 red poppies.
Trainees take center stage at 16th NIEHS Science Days
NIEHS Science Days highlighted fellows and trainees, with 13 science talks, 89 posters, and awards.

“Waking Up to Wildfires” film makes world premiere
More than 250 people packed a theater in Sonoma, California for the world premiere of a documentary from the University of California, Davis.

Falk lecturer describes sex differences in brain development
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D., discussed the cellular mechanisms behind sex differences in brain development in the 2018 Falk lecture.

Superfund Wetterhahn Award goes to Stephanie Kim
Stephanie Kim of Boston University received the 2018 Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award during the Superfund Research Program annual meeting.

GEMS meeting explores interplay of genes, environment, and disease
The fall meeting of the North Carolina Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society focused on the environment and gene regulation.

Environmental health shines at APHA
NIEHS joined more than 12,000 attendees at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego.

Charity drive launched with high spirits
With high spirits, organizers of this year’s Combined Federal Campaign launched the fundraising drive for charities — from local to global.

NIEHS honors years of service and commitment
Friends and family joined honorees to recognize the decades of federal service, as well as those who retired in the past year.

Science Days features grants session and awards 
Day Two of NIEHS Science days led off with awards, followed by a workshop to help trainees hone their grant writing skills.

Postdoc awards reflect strong research potential
Two NIEHS postdoctoral fellows who display strong research potential have won highly competitive National Institutes of Health grants.

Scholars connect through elevator pitches
At the second annual NIEHS Scholars Connect Program fall event, students competed with elevator pitch-style talks about their research.

Climate change affects health of all Americans, says new report
Climate change affects the health of all Americans, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

Kathy Laber’s excellent leadership recognized by peers
Kathy Laber, D.V.M., received the Joseph J. Garvey Management Award from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

Suk wins coveted Fulbright to work in Thailand
NIEHS Superfund Research Program head William Suk, Ph.D., leaves for a six-month fellowship in Thailand as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence.

Building confidence in new scientific methods challenges researchers
Warren Casey, Ph.D., joined scientists from around the world at a meeting on building scientific confidence in new test methods.

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