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The Division of Extramural Research and Training of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is responsible for the Institute's scientific, fiscal, and administrative management of grant-supported research and training programs. These programs are focused on understanding direct relationships between human exposures to environmental agents and potential effects on health. Research is supported at universities, medical centers, research institutions, and other research organizations throughout the U.S. and the world.

The Chemical Exposures and Molecular Biology Branch administers research programs in molecular biology; carcinogenesis; biomarkers of chemical exposures and doses, individual susceptibility, and effects; and environmental epidemiology. The Organ and Systems Toxicology Branch supports mechanistic-based research focused on examining non-cancer endpoints of exposures to environmental toxicants. Research supported is concentrated on the molecular mechanisms by which environmental factors disrupt cellular function within target tissues and lead to human health problems. Much of the research involves studies at the intracellular and genetic levels; however, population-based research projects are also supported to identify environmental substances that cause or exacerbate human health problems.

The Division's Worker Education Training Program supports the development of training programs for workers and their supervisors involved in hazardous waste management and remediation. The model program encourages innovation in training methods and enhances private sector training by demonstrating new and cost-effective training techniques and materials.

Anne P. Sassaman
NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training
919.541.7723 (voice)
919.541.2843 (fax)

Thorsten A. Fjellstedt
NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training
919.541.0131 (voice)
919.541.2843 (fax)

The Center for Population Research (CPR) at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is responsible for supporting research involving population processes and the physical environment. The Reproductive Sciences Branch of CPR supports research on environmental influences on reproduction. The Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch supports studies of how human population change affects the natural environment. Both branches use investigator- initiated research grants and a wide variety of other funding mechanisms.

Michael McClure
CPR Reproductive Sciences Branch
301.496.6515 (voice)
301.496.0962 (fax)

Jeffery Evans
CPR Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch
301.496.1174 (voice)
301.496.0962 (fax)

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