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National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

UPDATE NewsletterUPDATE Newsletter

January - June 2019


Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.The NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

Committee members recognized by SOT, Collaborative Acute Toxicity Modeling Suite (CATMoS) now available, and registration open for webinar on non-animal approaches for inhalation toxcity testing.

badge celebrating 40 yearsNTP celebrates 40 years with accolades, reflection

As the most trusted source of toxicology knowledge, the National Toxicology Program advances new testing strategies, builds confidence in results.

NTP Associate Director Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D.Science counselors focus on NTP research translation

The meeting, held online due to Winter Storm Diego, addressed translation of NTP research into regulatory, government, and scientific arenas.


cardiology collageThe NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

Postdoctoral opportunities available, and paper describing NICEATM collaboration honored by Society of Toxicology speciality section.

Friends of NIEHS meeting participantsFriends of NIEHS discuss hot topics with Birnbaum

The NIEHS and NTP director shared updates on NIEHS scientific advances and answered questions about topics such as BPA and climate change.

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.SOT honors computational, nonanimal testing pioneer

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., and others were honored for their work toward replacing animals in toxicity testing.

Freshwater zebrafishImproving tests for developmental neurotoxicity

NTP-led collection of papers evaluated cell-based models, zebrafish, and other approaches for rapid screening of thousands of chemicals.


High-Throughput ScreeningThe NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

NICEATM and ICCVAM activities at SOT, and March workshop to focus on use of dogs in research.

SOT 2019 Annual Meeting LogoSociety of Toxicology Annual Meeting

View the list of NIEHS and NTP scientific presentatations at the SOT 58th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

Nurse administering chemotherapy drugsChemotherapy workers face risks, reduced with safe handling

Analysis finds moderate level of evidence that workplace exposure is associated with increased risk of miscarriage and genetic damage

Kembra Howdeshell, Ph.D.Kembra Howdeshell honored by Teratology Society

The National Toxicology Program scientist is recognized as an outstanding toxicologist and mentor in the area of birth defects research.

NTP associate director, Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D.MOU aims to improve cardiovascular safety of pharmaceuticals

NTP is part of a new interagency research collaboration to foster more novel, human-relevant safety testing methods

BSC chair Kenneth McMartin, Ph.D.NTP board explores new directions

Advisors explored the National Toxicology Program’s role as the field transforms to a more predictive science.

Pam Factor-Litvak, Columbia UniversitySarin poses health risk after initial effects, peer reviewers agree

A panel of experts agreed with National Toxicology Program conclusions on long-term neurological effects of exposure to nerve agent.


World Congress on Alternatives logoThe NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences announces call for session proposals.

2019 Society of Toxicology Meeting, BaltimoreNIEHS steals the show at the 58th annual Society of Toxicology meeting

Scientists from NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program were busy throughout the event in Baltimore, discussing science, receiving awards, demystifying grants, and answering questions.

Chitrangda Srivastava, Ph.D., Katelyn Lavrich, Ph.D., and Bevin Blake Fellows hone presentation skills in communication showdown

NIEHS trainees further their career development by using plain language to explain their research.

Environment and Health A to ZFrom allergies to Zika — ABCs of environmental health

A brand new edition of the popular "Environment and Health A to Z" booklet includes eye-catching illustrations and easy-to-understand text.


ICCVAM logoThe NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

ASCCT annual meeting set for September 25-26, registration and comments due May 10 for ICCVAM Public Form, and recent NICEATM and ICCVAM publications.

NIEHS and NTP Director, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.PFAS Senate hearing, Birnbaum’s expert scientific testimony

Linda Birnbaum told senators that chemicals known as PFAS persist in the environment and affect nearly every system in the human body.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director, NIEHS and NTPChronic kidney disease puzzle highlighted at Costa Rica workshop

Researchers from around the world shared insights into chronic kidney disease of unknown origin in agricultural communities.

Arun Pandiri, Ph.D. and Miaofei Xu, Ph.D.Spring GEMS meeting focuses on mechanisms

Risks of e-cigs and vaping, role of oxidative stress in cancer, and more were featured by the Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society.

Nisha Sipes, Ph.D.New method quickly screens chemicals for cancer-causing potential

National Toxicology Program scientists, NIEHS grantees, and colleagues developed a quick way to screen substances for carcinogenicity.

July - December 2019

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Director of Office of Liaison, Policy, and Review and Editor-in-Chief: Mary Wolfe | Managing Editor: Anna Lee Mosley