Left to right: Robin Hansen, clinical programs director MIND Institute; Isaac Pessah, director, Center for Children's Environmental Health, School of Veterinary Medicine; Birnbaum, holding book of art at the MIND Institute; and Leonard Abbeduto, director, MIND Institute.
March 16, 2012
Linda S. Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), on March 16 toured the UC Davis MIND Institute and related centers dedicated to environmental health at UC Davis during a visit sponsored by the NIEHS Training Grant in Pharmacology and Toxicology, the Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Superfund Research Program.
Birnbaum presented a lecture on the strategic vision of the NIEHS in protecting environmental health. In addition to the MIND Institute, Birnbaum met with representatives of the California National Primate Research Center, the Center for Health and the Environment, and researchers investigating the former Laboratory of Energy-related Health Research (LEHR) Superfund site.
Last year, two studies on autism funded by the NIEHS were among the organization's top 10 extramurally funded investigations.
Thank you to Phyllis K. Brown, Senior Public Information Officer, UC Davis Health System, for this report and photo.