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Joint Meeting of the Cooperative Research Program of the TRC & the TRC Steering Committee

June 14, 2004
1:00 – 6:00 PM
Athens/Berlin Conference Room
Hilton Hotel – Chicago O’Hare Airport
Chicago, Illinois


This meeting is sponsored by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute Health (NIH), and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).


This half-day meeting on Monday, June 14, 2004, will be held in the Athens/Berlin Conference Room at the Hilton Hotel – Chicago O’Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois.


Six academic research centers comprise the NIEHS Toxicogenomics Research Consortium (TRC). The member centers are Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Oregon Health and Sciences University (OSHU), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington (FHCRC/UW), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and the NIEHS Microarray Group. Research conducted under the TRC serves to expand the knowledge of biological responses to environmental stress through the application of gene expression technologies to toxicology; to develop standards and practices for cross-platform gene expression data validation and interpretation; and contribute to the development of a robust relational database for gene expression profile signature data.

The TRC hosts two scientific meetings a year. This is a joint meeting of the Cooperative Research Program of the TRC and the TRC Steering Committee.


This is a meeting for members and collaborators of the NIEHS Toxicogenomics Research Consortium, and is not open to the public. Please register through this website. There is no registration fee to attend this meeting.

Ground Transportation

The Hilton – Chicago O’Hare Airport is located inside the O’Hare International Airport complex and is accessible from the terminals via underground speedwalks. Ground transportation outside of the airport is not needed.


No meals will be provided. Airport and hotel restaurants are available.

Overnight Accommodations

Those wishing to spend the night in Chicago prior to or after this TRC meeting are welcome to do so at their own expense, and at the hotel of their own choosing.

Conference Center/Hotel Information

Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport
O’Hare International Airport
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel (773) 686-8000
Fax (773) 601-2873 Exit NIEHS

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Mike Humble
Tel (919) 316-4621

Airline Flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport: Shown below are representative flight departure and arrival times from CRM locations to/from Chicago O’Hare International Airport for random airlines. These are included as examples only, as airline flights and their departure and arrival times are subject to change.

  • Raleigh-Durham, NC (NIEHS, Duke, UNC-CH)
    • RDU to Chicago (2:15 flight)
      • 8:28 AM, arrive Chicago 9:30AM - American
      • 10:03AM, arrive Chicago 11:05AM - American
    • Chicago to RDU
      • 8:27 PM, arrive RDU 11:19 PM - American
      • 8:55 PM, arrive RDU 11:59 PM - United
  • Boston, MA (MIT)
    • Boston to Chicago (2:30 flight)
      • 9:43 AM, arrive Chicago 11:21 AM - American
    • Chicago to Boston
      • 7:00 PM, arrive Boston 10:13 PM - United
      • 7:09 PM, arrive Boston 10:29 PM - American
      • 8:12 PM, arrive Boston 11:35 PM - American
  • Portland, OR (OHSU)
    • Portland to Chicago (3:50 flight)
      • 6:30 AM, arrive Chicago 12:22 PM - United
      • 7:00 AM, arrive Chicago 12:43 PM - United
    • Chicago to Portland
      • 7:35 PM, arrive Portland 9:49 PM - United
      • 9:15 PM, arrive Portland 11:34 PM - United
  • Seattle, WA (FHCRC/UW)
    • Seattle to Chicago (3:50 flight)
      • 6:24 AM, arrive Chicago 12:12 PM - American
      • 6:45 AM, arrive Chicago 12:29 PM - United
    • Chicago to Seattle
      • 7:35 PM, arrive Seattle 9:57 PM - United
      • 8:48 PM, arrive Seattle 11:01 PM - American

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Tentative Agenda:
12:00 PM Check in  
1:00-1:15 Welcome Bill Suk
Cooperative Research Program Meeting Brenda Weis, Leader
1:15-3:30 Standardization Expt 3 Peter Spencer, Co-Chair
Terry Kavanagh, Co-Chair
  Star Project Updates Project PIs
3:30-4:00 Break  
Roundtable Discussion
4:00-5:00 Roundtable Discussion: "Reflections on the TRC" Bill Suk, Leader
TRC Members
TRC Steering Committee Meeting Bill Kaufmann, Chair
5:00-6:00 Steering Committee Issues  
6:00 PM Adjournment  

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