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Your Environment. Your Health.

Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) and Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental Health Research (RIVER) Awardee Symposium

Thursday & Friday, July 27 – 28, 2023

Stones in the ocean

Meeting Purpose

The NIEHS-funded ONES and RIVER programs represent the NIEHS efforts to support the most talented early-stage investigators who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences as well as those with a potential for continued innovative and impactful environmental health research. This joint meeting will provide a unique opportunity for grantees to network and interact, as well as a platform for them to share their research findings with each other and the NIEHS community.

Purpose and Scope of the Workshop

The ONES Award is designed to identify the best new biomedical investigators across the spectrum of science supported by the NIEHS (i.e., including basic mechanistic, clinical and population-based researchers) and facilitate their establishing a vibrant, independent research program in the environmental health sciences. This conference will provide a face-to-face opportunity for the awardees to share information about their ongoing studies with each other and their program administrators, facilitate new collaborations, stimulate cross fertilization of ideas and possible solutions to common problems encountered as an early-stage investigator. In addition, the NIEHS RIVER awardees will be invited to attend and participate. This will provide the ONES awardees a unique opportunity to interact with experienced NIEHS-funded scientists that are conducting outstanding, innovative, and transformative research to advance the environmental health sciences using the R35 mechanism which provides intellectual and administrative freedom, as well as sustained support. Finally, this meeting will allow the NIEHS program administrators and institute scientists to hear about the latest research coming out of both researcher-focused programs.

Meeting Location

Building 101, Rodbell Auditorium
111 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


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Privacy Act Statement

First name, last name, email, company affiliation, type of attendee, and type of attendee write-in (if attendee type "other" is selected) is primarily collected for communicating about the meeting. If you do not provide this information, you will not be able to participate in the meeting. Collection of this information is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 203, 241, 289l-1 and 44 U.S.C. 3101, and Section 301 and 493 of the Public Health Service Act. The Privacy Act System of Records Notice (SORN) that cover collection of this information are 09-25-0156 Records of Participants in Programs and Respondents in Surveys Used to Evaluate Programs of the Public Health Service, HHS/PHS/NIH/OD and 09-90-1901 HHS Correspondence, Comment, Customer Service, and Contact List Records

Meeting Agenda

A draft agenda will be posted at a later date. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Thursday, July 27 - Day One
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 28 - Day Two
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

American Disabilities Act Accommodations Requests

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in these events should contact Stefenie Shenoy at voice telephone: 703-765-0060 x113.

TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 business days in advance of the event.


Please contact Jennifer Collins at 984-287-3247.

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