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Date:3/13/2009

What: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will have a major presence at the annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting in Baltimore, Md. Scientists from the NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), which NIEHS administers, as well as their grantees and collaborators, will share the newest advances, applications and thinking in the field of toxicology.

Why: The SOT Annual Meeting is the largest toxicology meeting and exhibition in the world, attracting approximately 6,500 scientists from industry, academia and government. Toxicology plays an important role in understanding the effects that chemical agents have in our environment. Attending or arranging phone interviews will allow reporters to meet Linda Birnbaum, the new NIEHS/NTP director; hear about the new criteria NTP will be using to evaluate non-cancer studies; learn about new research funding opportunities including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; and hear about cutting-edge science.

When: March 15-19, 2009

Where: Society for Toxicology Annual Meeting
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
For more information about the SOT annual meeting, visit http://www.toxicology.org/AI/MEET/AM2009/am.asp

Contact: To arrange an interview with NIEHS or NTP scientists, please contact Robin Mackar at 919-541-0073 or e-mail your request to rmackar@niehs.nih.gov.

Event Highlights:

All events will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center.

NTP Criteria for Hazard Identification in Non-Cancer Studies
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 1:30 p.m.𔃀:30 p.m., Room 337

The NTP uses specific criteria, to describe the strength of the evidence for conclusions, for substances tested in its cancer bioassay. The program has now developed similar criteria for reaching conclusions from NTP immunotoxicology, reproductive toxicology, and developmental toxicology studies.

NIH Brown Bag Lunch Review and Grant Opportunities at NIEHS
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 12:00 p.m., Room 301

Bring your lunch and join staff from the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR), and Program Officers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), for informal discussions about the grant review process and NIEHS grant opportunities, including the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/recovery/). Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.

The Grants Room
Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 9:30 a.m.𔃂:30 p.m. or by appointment, Room 304

Meet with NIEHS Program Officers to discuss grant opportunities.

Meet the NIEHS/NTP Director - Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 12:00 p.m., Room 316

Dr. Birnbaum joined NIEHS/NTP as director in January 2009. She is a former SOT president. Dr. Birnbaum will discuss the Institute's research portfolio and her plans to lead the agency. She, and other federal leaders, will also hear suggestions and answer questions.


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Contact: Robin Mackar
rmackar@niehs.nih.gov
919-541-0073
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

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