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Women's Environmental Reproductive Health Consortium

2012 meeting participants
Photos on this page are courtesy of Steve McCaw.


The Women’s Environmental Reproductive Health Consortium convenes researchers from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Intramural Research Division and grantees at academic institutions across the United States receiving funds through the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research & Training. The Consortium seeks to build better interactions and collaborations among scientists in order to form mutually beneficial partnerships, share best practices, databases, and tissue banks, and explore translational strategies that magnify the impact of scientific findings.  The Consortium is facilitated by Karin Russ, National Coordinator of the CHE Fertility and Reproductive Health Working Group. For more information, please contact Karin Russ.

Women's Environmental Health Consortium meeting on January 30, 2013.

 Women’s Environmental Reproductive Health Consortium meeting: January 20, 2012.

A virtual consortium of NIEHS Women’s Reproductive Health researchers has met via teleconferences for a year. This first face-to-face meeting, attended by about fifty scientists, explored ways to advance the study of effects of environmental exposures on women’ reproductive health. The meeting consisted of keynote scientific sessions, research summaries from 15 speakers, a discussion on how to stimulate more translational research, more collaborations and sharing of ideas, tissues and technologies and a discussion on how to improve the impact of the research by getting the word out at more scientific meetings. The consortium plans to take advantage of CHE resources, to spread their message at public talks and at meetings of clinical and disease societies, and to build on the relationships they formed at the meeting. There was also discussion of writing a collaborative review paper on the concept of a developmental estrogenization syndrome, to communicate the need for further research in this area.

The Directory of Researchers contains summaries of the major research projects currently conducted by those presenting and attending the meeting.

Photos from the 2012 Meeting:

Kaylon Burner Tran Shanna Swan Jerry Heindel
2012 meeting participants
John McLachlan Cheryl Walker Heather Patisaul



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