Media Advisory for NIH/EPA Teleconference
EMBARGOED: Information made available at this teleconference is not for release until 2:00 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008
Teleconference begins at 11:00 a.m. EST Thurs., Feb. 14, 2008
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Raymond MacDougall, NIH/NHGRI
Robin Mackar, NIH/NIEHS
Bob Cassell, EPA
14 Feb 2008: NIH/EPA Leading Scientists to Discuss New Chemical Testing Collaboration
On Feb. 14, leading scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will discuss a new research collaboration related to U.S. environmental health protection. The collaboration creates a toxicity testing process using state-of-the-art robotic technologies that rely less on animals and more on cell-based tests and will generate data that are specifically applicable to humans. Please note — Because the briefing will also discuss a publication in Science, information disclosed during the reporters-only teleconference will remain strictly embargoed until 2:00 p.m. EST Thurs., Feb. 14, in accordance with the magazine’s embargo policy.
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), NIH
Teleconference with NHGRI, NIEHS, EPA directors and leading scientific experts to discuss a new interagency collaboration to improve toxicity testing, and the jointly published commentary in Science magazine. The teleconference will feature brief presentations followed by a Q&A session for reporters.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST (Embargoed until 2:00 p.m. EST)
Teleconference. Reporters to dial-in at: 800-862-9098; international reporters call: 785-424-1051. Conference ID/Password: Tox Testing