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NIEHS awards Recovery Act funds to address bisphenol A research gaps
Date:10/28/2009

avior, obesity, diabetes, reproductive disorders, development of prostate, breast and uterine cancer, asthma, cardiovascular diseases and transgenerational or epigenetic effects. The 10 Recovery Act NIH Grand Opportunities grants focusing on BPA research have been awarded to:

  • Scott M. Belcher, University of Cincinnati
  • Kim Harley and Brenda Eskenazi, University of California, Berkeley
  • B. Paige Lawrence, University of Rochester, N.Y.
  • Gail S. Prins, University of Illinois at Chicago; Shuk-Mei Ho, University of Cincinnati; and Kevin P. White, University of Chicago.
  • Beverly Sharon Rubin and Andrew S. Greenberg, Tufts University, Boston
  • Ana Soto, Tufts University, Boston
  • Shanna H. Swan and Bernard Weiss, University of Rochester
  • Frederick vom Saal, University of Missouri, Columbia and William Allen Ricke, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester.
  • Cheryl L. Walker, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Shuk-Mei Ho, University of Cincinnati; and Michael A. Mancini, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
  • Robin Marjorie Whyatt, Columbia University Health Sciences, New York City

"Without the support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, we would not have been able to expand on this research that is of such concern to so many people," said Birnbaum. "Through this effort we will be able to provide a better perspective of the potential threat that exposure to bisphenol A poses to public health."

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More information about the NIH Recovery Act grant funding opportunities can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/recovery/. To track the progress of HHS activities funded through the Recovery Act, visit www.hhs.gov/recovery. To track all federal funds provided through the Recovery Act, visit w
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Contact: Robin Mackar
rmackar@niehs.nih.gov
919-541-0073
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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