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AVON Breast Cancer Research Program

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Letters of Intent for research funding through the AVON Breast Cancer Research Program are due January 7, 2016 for proposals to be submitted later in 2016 (by invitation only). Research priorities Research questions [they] hope to answer to further the development of breast cancer prevention strategies include, but are not limited […]
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NCATS News

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is one of 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It was established in 2012 “to transform the translational science process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster” (http://www.ncats.nih.gov/about/center). One of the […]
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ICCVAM Webinar on Fundamentals of QSAR and Read-across

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM ICCVAM will present its second Communities of Practice webinar on Jan. 26, 2016, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The webinar, on “Fundamentals of Using Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationship Models and Read-across Techniques in Predictive Toxicology,” is being organized on behalf of ICCVAM by NICEATM and hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National […]
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NICEATM Director Casey Recognized for Contributions to Animal Welfare

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM In a Dec. 14 announcement, the Society of Toxicology (SOT) recognized NICEATM Director Warren Casey, Ph.D., with the 2016 Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award. This award is given for advancing toxicology through the development and application of methods that replace, refine, or reduce the need for experimental animals. In recognizing the […]
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NICEATM and ICCVAM to Hold Forum at SOT

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM NICEATM Director Warren Casey, Ph.D. and ICCVAM Co-chair Anna Lowit, Ph.D. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), will lead a discussion forum during the 2016 SOT Annual Meeting. Casey and Lowit will begin the forum with summaries of recent ICCVAM and NICEATM activities, focusing on efforts to reduce animal use for acute systemic […]
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UK “roadmap” to wider use of non-animal technologies

Contributor: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS Six organizations, including NC3Rs, have published a “roadmap” to facilitate the UK’s development and embrace of non-animal technologies, Advancing Predictive Biology. In a recent blog post, NC3Rs Chief Executive Dr. Vicky Robinson provides context to the project: The roadmap is part of a wider collaboration between the six partners which has […]
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Job openings at Silent Spring Institute

Contributor: Kate Willett, HSUS The Silent Spring Institute is looking for research scientists in data science and informatics, chemistry/biochemistry and biomonitoring, and molecular biology or endocrinology. The Institute is seeking candidates for three position postings: a versatile data scientist, machine learning expert, or statistician to tackle big data problems in environmental health and breast cancer […]
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2016 Funding Opportunities

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox (1) Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-040.html Application due dates: March 16, July 16, and November 16, 2016 These awards are open to various types of organizations, including small business. The R21 mechanism supports short-term exploratory research projects. “The purpose of this FOA is to  encourage submission of EBRG applications which […]
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Upcoming workshop: Environment and Health – What’s the Human Microbiome Have to Do With It?

Contributor: Solmaz Spence, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop Title: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions Workshop, Environment and Health: What’s the Human Microbiome Have to Do With It? Date: January 14-15 2016 Location: Washington, D.C., and via webcast The microbiome—the collection of bacteria, viruses […]
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