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The event, scheduled for March 11, 2015, will introduce this new version of the agency’s innovative, web-based tool for assessing or ranking risks from contaminants in the food supply.
Risk-Related Postdoc Positions Available With U.S. EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment
One position is for the project PBPK Modeling: Tools and Applications for Human Health Risk Assessment and is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. A second is in Quantitative Human Health Risk Assessment and is located in Arlington, Virginia.
Seth Baum, Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, attended this December 2014 international meeting, part of a larger initiative to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons use by highlighting humanitarian implications.
A draft version was presented at the Council meeting on December 7, 2014, when a plan to proceed was also approved. Comments and suggestions are welcome and should be submitted by February 28, 2015.
Deadlines Coming Up for Two New Health Effects Institutute Funding Opportunities for Research on Air Pollution Health Effects
Preliminary applications for research on health effects of long-term exposure to low-level air pollution are due February 16, 2015. Letters of intent for the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award for junior air pollution health effects investigators are due March 2, 2015.