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The Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center is accepting applications for two or more Center Scientists. The Center Scientist position provides special mentorship experiences to an early stage investigator and includes a contribution to salary and benefits. The Center Scientist is expected to engage in research that addresses the goals of the M-LEEaD Center to define, explain, or mitigate impacts of environmental exposures during vulnerable stages of life.

Application due date: March 16, 2020; expected funding period: May 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.

Please follow this link for more details,
   Register: 03/10/2020 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Dow Auditorium Towsley Center    
 “Climate Change and Health: Readiness and Resilience”
Featuring Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS
Yerby Fellow, Harvard Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE); Emergency Medical Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

 Register for the event and lunch here
Contact Meredith McGehee,, for more information
    03/24/2020 - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM  - M1020 SPH II      
Film Screening of "Cooked: Survival by Zipcode"
Will be followed by small panel discussion
Attend the screening of an award-winning film that explores the politics of disaster response and racial equity in the age of climate change by way of the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave, in which 739 residents perished in mostly Black and poor neighborhoods of Chicago.

Contact Amy Schulz, for more information
PFAS documentary about U.S. military’s ‘war on water’ to debut in Ann Arbor
M-Live featured an article on the documentary screening of "No Defense," directed by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Sara Ganim. The film debuted at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor Wednesday, Feb. 19 as a prelude to the M-LEEaD PFAS symposium.

Mlive article is here,
 Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program

The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy is pleased to announce the Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program, a new opportunity for experienced data and computer scientists and engineers to tackle biomedical data challenges with the potential for substantial public health impact.

The one- to two-year positions will be based in NIH offices located in Bethesda and Rockville, MD, or Research Triangle Park, NC. DATA Scholars will:
  • Directly communicate technical and project-related information with NIH senior leadership.
  • Collaborate with other DATA Scholars and the NIH data science community across broad disciplinary boundaries.
  • Engage with policymakers, top researchers, and industry partners.
  • Lead transformative NIH projects that leverage large data sets to advance knowledge in high-impact areas of biomedical research.
Prioritized projects for DATA Scholars include an opportunity at NIEHS to Advance Interoperability for Environmental Health.
Applicants should possess technical skills in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data engineering, data science, database management, project management, software design, super computing, and/or bioinformatics. Industry experience is desired. Applicants should have an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and have advanced experience in data science or related fields.

Applications are due April 30, 2020. For more information and details on how to apply, visit the full job announcement.  

Please direct any questions to the contact listed on the announcement,
Responsible Conduct of Research for K Awardees Seminar
Register now for the Responsible Conduct of Research for K Awardees Seminar Series in Spring 2020

Open to U-M faculty and staff, MICHR will offer the popular Responsible Conduct of Research for K Awardees (RCR4K) Seminar Series, which is designed to meet the requirements of the NIH K-23, or any federal or non-federal career development grant. The 5-session (10-hour commitment) seminar is mostly interactive, practice-based, and focused on addressing RCR issues (ethics, integrity, and regulatory matters) that have arisen in the course of your own funded research. It's relevant, hands-on, and includes mentoring from experienced faculty.

The five-part series begins March 5. Participants should register only for the sessions they wish to attend. Open to U-M faculty and staff. Current K scholars and K applicants will be given registration priority.

Register here for this event.
Register the 2020 Gordon Research Conference on:

Environmental Endocrine Disruptors
Integration of Human, Environmental and Model System Data

Dates: May 31 - June 5, 2020
Location: Jordan Hotel at Sunday River, Newry, ME, United States

Chairs: Susan Nagel and Jodi Flaws

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 3, 2020. 

More information for this event here,
 Video on demand series for clinicians about EDCs developed by the Endocrine Society 
Dr. Padmanabhan along with the Endocrine Society's Task Force developed resources that would "help endocrinologists answer questions about EDCs and facilitate evidence-based discussions with their patients."
The hope is that this new free series will be of value not only to the endocrine community, but to other clinical practitioners and patient-focused communities as well. View a series of short videos developed by the Task Force here,  More videos will be added later on.

You can access documents that help introduce the series and describe some of the questions that are addressed in the videos themselves here:
The MICHR Mentoring Academy is designed to develop and hone mentoring skills for mentors in clinical and translational research. Participants in this program will learn how to better coach and counsel other less-experienced mentors, as well as enhance their own interpersonal skills for mutually beneficial mentor-mentee interactions. Participants in the Mentoring Academy will address challenges facing faculty mentors via case studies, group discussions, and role-plays.

Selection Criteria: The Mentoring Academy will be offered to senior postdocs and faculty members from across the University who are engaged in clinical and translation research. Upon successful completion of the program a certificate of excellence from MICHR will be awarded.

Structure of Course: Six required 2-hour sessions, completion of the Mentoring Competency Assessment, and a reflection discussion on your growth over the course of the Mentoring Academy. This curriculum is based on the widely used Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) (

Application Deadline: March 9, 2020

To Apply: All materials need to be submitted to the following website:
NIH Seeking Thoughts on the Framework for the Next NIH-Wide Strategic Plan
NIH has opened up the opportunity for the public to comment on the framework for the next NIH-Wide Strategic Plan (NOT-OD-20-064). This plan, for fiscal years (FYs) 2021-2025, will serve as an update to, and build off the progress made on, the current FYs 2016-2020 plan.

Comments are welcomed from all on the plan’s proposed framework. We look forward to seeing your thoughts and feedback submitted electronically through the Request for Information webform by March 25, 2020,
Recent Publications citing M-LEEaD:

Franzblau A, Demond AH, Sayler SK, D'Arcy H, Neitzel RL. Asbestos-containing
materials in abandoned residential dwellings in Detroit. Sci Total Environ. 2020 
Jan 10;714:136580. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136580. [Epub ahead of print]
PubMed PMID: 31986385.

Elkin ER, Harris SM, Su AL, Lash LH, Loch-Caruso R. Placenta as a target of
trichloroethylene toxicity. Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2020 Feb 5. doi:
10.1039/c9em00537d. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32022077.

Gronlund CJ, Yang AJ, Conlon KC, Bergmans RS, Le HQ, Batterman SA, Wahl RL,
Cameron L, O'Neill MS. Time series analysis of total and direct associations
between high temperatures and preterm births in Detroit, Michigan. BMJ Open. 2020
Feb 5;10(2):e032476. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032476. PubMed PMID: 32029486.

 Cathey A, Watkins DJ, Sánchez BN, Tamayo-Ortiz M, Solano-Gonzalez M,
Torres-Olascoaga L, Téllez-Rojo MM, Peterson KE, Meeker JD. Onset and tempo of
sexual maturation is differentially associated with gestational phthalate
exposure between boys and girls in a Mexico City birth cohort. Environ Int. 2020 
Jan 10;136:105469. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105469. [Epub ahead of print]
PubMed PMID: 31931345.

Bridges DJ, Chishimba S, Mwenda M, Winters AM, Slawsky E, Mambwe B, Mulube C, 
Searle KM, Hakalima A, Mwenechanya R, Larsen DA. The use of spatial and genetic
tools to assess Plasmodium falciparum transmission in Lusaka, Zambia between 2011
and 2015. Malar J. 2020 Jan 15;19(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-3101-7. PubMed
PMID: 31941493; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6964105.

Click here for a PDF with useful information about NIH Public Access Policy regarding citing the center grant.

Per NIH grants policy, all publications, press releases, and other documents relevant to research funded by the center must include a specific acknowledgement of support. For the EHS Core Center, this statement may read:

“Support for this research was provided by grant P30ES017885 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”
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