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NHEERL Seeking Two Division Directors

EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) is seeking two Division Directors, one to lead the Atlantic Ecology Division located in Narragansett, Rhode Island and the other to lead the Gulf Ecology Division located in Gulf Breeze, Florida... Read More →

Dr. William H. Benson Appointed Associate Director for Ecology

NHEERL is pleased to announce that Dr. William H. Benson, a widely respected leader both within and outside of EPA, has accepted the permanent role of Associate Director for Ecology. Read More →

EPA Scientist Chairs Session at INA-14

The overall theme of INA (International Neurotoxicology Association)-14 is "Neurodevelopmental Basis of Health and Disease," a topic that is highly relevant to pesticide registration issues within the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), as well as to public health in general. Read More →

EPA Scientists Host Monitoring and Assessment Workshop

NHEERL Western Ecology Division (WED) scientists hosted a Pacific Island Territories and Hawaii Monitoring and Assessment Workshop in Corvallis, OR, in March 2013. Read More →

Incorporating Sustainability in the US EPA

In commemorating EPA at 40, on Nov. 30th EPA announced a historic study that will provide the foundation for EPA's shift toward a sustainability framework. View video of the announcement. Read more about the study, listen to audio and view photos of the announcement.  Exit EPA Disclaimer

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  • Clouds

    CME Credit Now Available for EPA's Online Ozone Course

    Surveys show that, when a health care provider tells a patient about the Air Quality Index, the patient is up to six times more likely to pay attention to the daily air quality forecast. This makes physicians key to spreading the word about air quality and its impacts on health. As such, Susan Stone and Ellen Wildermann at OAQPS, James Brown at NCEA... Read the full story

  • Published Paper

    EPHD Scientists' Paper on Ozone Inhalation Research Published in EHP

    In early December, Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) published a manuscript entitled "Overt and Latent Cardiac Effects of Ozone Inhalation in Rats: Evidence for Autonomic Modulation and Increased Myocardial Vulnerability," by Aimen K. Farraj and colleagues... Read the full story

  • EPA Medal

    GED Researchers Awarded EPA Gold Medal

    Rick Greene, Acting Director of NHEERL's Gulf Ecology Division (GED), and Jim Hagy of GED’s Ecosystem Dynamics and Effects Branch were among those recently awarded an EPA Gold Medal for Exceptional Service. They were part of the interdisciplinary team of experts from the Office of Science and Technology, Region IV, the Office of Research and Development, and the Office of General Counsel... Read the full story

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