This branch plans, develops and administers a program of research and training grants, fellowships, contracts, and cooperative agreements that address the pathobiology and/or pathophysiology of environmental diseases/dysfunctions caused or exacerbated by environmental agents/stressors, emphasizing
Provides management of the NIEHS training, career development and SBIR/STTR programs;
Assesses and evaluates progress and effectiveness of programs;
Provides professional liaison for the scientific review of the above activities;
Maintains mission-relevant liaison and coordinates activities with federal and non-federal organizations, institutions, associations, societies and scientists.
Acting Branch Chief:
Cindy P. Lawler, Ph.D.
Circulatory Toxicology, Renal Toxicology, Immune System Toxicology
Tel (919) 316-4671
Health Science Administrators:
Jerrold Heindel, Ph.D.
Reproductive & Developmental Toxicology, Alternative Model Systems Development, Small Business Innovative Research & Small Business Technology Transfer (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/mechanisms/sbir.cfm), Academic Research Enhancement Award
Tel (919) 541-0781
Michael Humble, Ph.D.
Skin Disease, Fellowship Program (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/research/trainingfrom/fellowships/index.cfm), Obesity and the Built Environment (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/programs/obe/index.cfm)
Tel (919) 316-4621
Annette Kirshner, Ph.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Neurotoxicology, Musculoskeletal Toxicology, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Tel (919) 541-0488
Cindy Lawler, Ph.D.
Neurotoxicology of Aging, Autism, Collaborative Centers for Parkinson's Disease Environmental Research (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/centers/parkinsons/index.cfm)
Tel (919) 316-4671
Srikanth Nadadur, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular Health, Nanotoxicology, Pulmonary Pathobiology
Tel (919) 541-5327
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Training and Career Programs (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/research/trainingfunded/index.cfm), Fellowship Programs (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/research/trainingfunded/fellowships/index.cfm), Transition to Independent Positions, Liver and Digestive System Toxicology
Tel (919) 541-1445
Frederick Tyson, Ph.D.
Advanced Research Cooperation in Environmental Health, Centers for Oceans and Human Health (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/centers/oceans/index.cfm), Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/centers/disparities/index.cfm), Children's Centers (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/centers/prevention/index.cfm), Epigenetics
Tel (919) 541-0176
Ms. Astrid Haugen
Tel (919) 541-4415
Branch Fax Number (919) 541-5064