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 Oct. 17 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 Hunt Library on Centennial Campus in The Institute for Emerging Issues Multipurpose Room on the 2nd floor. 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 the 11 AM meeting- students and postdocs should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday Oct 11, 2013.