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January - June 2017

January

PesticideNTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

A NICEATM and EPA analysis lead to new guidance for testing pesticides. NICEATM staff recognized for work.


Environmental Health Science Streets TheaterEHS FEST takes it to the streets with public science events

The NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST took science into the community with a film festival and an evening of 3-minute science talks.


Carl CernigliaResearch collaborations take center stage at NTP board meeting

Collaborations with National Toxicology Program partner agencies were highlighted at the December Board of Scientific Counselors meeting.


February

zebrafish screeningNTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

NICEATM hosts webinars on chemoinformatics techniques and zebrafish screening.


Cynthia HinesNTP supports first study of BPA levels in U.S. factory workers

A study supported by the National Toxicology Program is the first to look at exposure to bisphenol A among U.S. manufacturing workers.


Sreenivasa RamaiahgariNew cell models for toxicology better mimic human tissue

NTP postdoc Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, Ph.D., described his work developing cell models that better mimic human tissue for toxicity testing.


Jonathan SametChemical risk assessment keeps pace with emerging science

A new National Academies report recommends ways to use recent advances in science and technology for assessing risks from chemicals.


Nuala MooreFriends of NIEHS gather to learn latest in environmental health research

At the Friends of NIEHS yearly meeting, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., shared the latest findings in NIEHS-funded environmental health research.


March

Petersen NIST representative thumbnailNTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has joined the ICCVAM and NICEATM will be presenting at the Society of Toxicology meeting March 12-16.


Ruder thumbnailIn Memory of Avima Ruder

Avima Ruder, Ph.D., former epidemiologist in the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) passed away on January 26, 2017, just a month after her retirement.


Birnbaum thumbnailBirnbaum to receive notable award from Society of Toxicology

The March SOT meeting features 2017 Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Birnbaum, and dozens of presentations by NIEHS scientists.


CRUK InfographicNTP Archives support global cancer research initiative

The National Toxicology Program will support a cancer and environment study that was a Cancer Research United Kingdom Grand Challenge winner.


Rusyn and fellow scientistsNIEHS grantee validates tissue chips for toxicity testing

An NIEHS grantee laboratory is validating tissue chip models of human organ systems for replacing animal use in toxicity testing.


April

Alicia MooreIn Memory of Alicia Moore

Alicia Moore, M.S., research biologist in the Molecular Pathogenesis Group at the National Toxicology Program passed away on March 4, 2017.


Cynthia SmithIn Memory of Cynthia Smith

Cynthia S. Smith, Ph.D., former chief of the Program Operations Branch in the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) passed away on March 21, 2017.


Integrated Chemical Environmental logoNTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

ICCVAM coordinates strategic roadmap and NICEATM launches Integrated Chemical Environment.


Birnbaum speaksAward-winning contributions highlighted at Society of Toxicology meeting

NIEHS staff and grantees received Society of Toxicology awards, recognizing scientific achievements and contributions to the field.


Linda Birnbaum and GenetNIEHS and French health and safety agency formalize partnership

NIEHS and ANSES formalized their cooperative relationship March 22 by signing a memorandum of understanding.


SRP GroupNIEHS and NTP talk science at Society of Toxicology meeting

NIEHS and National Toxicology Program staff talked science among 7,000 attendees at the 2017 Society of Toxicology meeting in Baltimore.


May

ICCVAM logoNTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

ICCVAM holds public forum and NICEATM scientists support U.S. outreach to China.


Stephanie Smith-RoeBlack cohosh — case study for botanicals testing

NTP research on black cohosh provides a glimpse of the complexities of studying botanical supplements.


Christopher WeisWeis elected president of the American Board of Toxicology

NIEHS Toxicology Liaison Christopher Weis was voted president-elect of the American Board of Toxicology.


June

ISSRMALAS logo thumbnail4th International Symposium on Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Laboratory Animal Studies

NTP will host the 4th International Symposium on Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Laboratory Animal Studies on August 24 and 25 at the NIEHS main building.


Casey WarrenPublic forum on alternatives to animal testing highlights next steps

A public forum sought comment on next steps in replacing animals in safety testing and featured collaborations that make progress possible.


July - December 2017

July

CEBS AwardToxicology database wins innovation award, seeks feedback

The Chemical Effects in Biological Systems database won an award for innovation and seeks feedback and collaborators.


August

Cynthia RiderNTP counselors pleased with mixtures progress

At its June 29 meeting, the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors enthusiastically supported the NTP progress in mixtures research.


Weihsueh Chiu, Ph.D.Panel supports six disinfection byproducts as potential carcinogens

A panel convened by the National Toxicology Program recommended listing six compounds as carcinogens in the Report on Carcinogens.


CattleyExperts concur with three draft NTP reports

An NTP scientific panel reviewed and accepted draft technical reports on the carcinogenicity and toxicity of three substances.


Rick PaulesNew technologies highlighted at toxicology meetings

At OpenTox USA and BioMed21, National Toxicology Program staff discussed the importance of data sharing in new approaches to toxicology.


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