Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), will speak at NC State on Sept 23rd at 10 AM. Birnbaum, the first woman to lead NIEHS and NTP, oversees federal funding for biomedical research to discover how the environment influences human health and disease. In 2010, she was elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The seminar is jointly sponsored by CHHE and College of Sciences. The title of Dr. Birnbaum’s seminar is “Visions of Environmental Health Science in the 21st Century” and it will be presented in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Institute for Emerging Issues Duke Energy Hall, Room D.
At 11 AM Dr. Birnbaum will meet with students and postdocs to discuss navigating a career in environmental heath sciences. Lunch will be provided at this meeting, which will take place at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Institute for Emerging Issues Duke Energy Hall, Rooms B and C. Students and postdocs should RSVP if they plan to attend the career discussion event to firstname.lastname@example.org by Weds Sept 17, 2014.
Dr. Birnbaum’s presentation was recorded and can be viewed here.