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- Reach the Decision Makers Fellowship - Are you a scientist, community member, public health professional or clinician with experience in environmental or reproductive health? You should consider joining the Reach the Decision Makers training program! Through Reach the Decision Makers you will learn to educate the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) on reproductive environmental health issues of importance to you and/or your community; develop the skills and tools necessary to effectively engage US EPA policy makers; begin to establish relationships and partnerships with US EPA staff; and become a powerful communicator on environmental and reproductive health science. Read here for more information.
- CDC spreads the word about the #burningtruth - The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC has launched a one-month social media initiative around skin cancer prevention and the harmful effects of tanning. Specifically targeting teen girls and young women, the initiative, The Burning Truth, uses Twitter and other social media channels to disseminate skin cancer prevention messages. Watch for the hashtag #burningtruth.
- Women's Health Initiative data to be used to new genomics-based studies - In 1993, the NHLBI’s Women's Health Initiative (WHI) began enrolling the first participants in what would become one of the most definitive, far-reaching clinical trials of post-menopausal women's health ever undertaken in the U.S. Recently, three teams of researchers received contracts from NHLBI to leverage the wealth of clinical and biomarker data collected by WHI and combine it with new -omics technologies in the hopes of gleaning new insights into the role that genomics, gene biology and regulation, and metabolmics may play in the risk for or development of coronary heart disease (CHD). Read more.