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Vacancy: Director, National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for
the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM)

Contributor: Bonnie Earnhardt, NIH/NIEHS Director, National Toxicology
Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative
Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) NIEHS is seeking a dynamic, highly
motivated Senior Scientist to serve as NICEATM Director. NICEATM is the
NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological
Methods, an office within the Division of the National Toxicology
Program. [.]
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Presentations from Acute Toxicity Workshop

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM Presentations from the Sept.
24? workshop on Alternative Approaches for Identifying Acute Systemic
Toxicity: Moving from Research to Regulatory Testing are now available
on the NICEATM website. At this workshop, representatives from
regulatory agencies, academia, and industries developed strategies for
advancing alternative methods for product safety testing that meet the
needs [.]
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USDA Issues Guidance on Vaccine Testing

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM The U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) recently issued
CVB Notice 15-13, Option to Remove Back-titration Hamsters from In Vivo
Potency Tests for Leptospira Serogroups Canicola and
Icterohaemorrhagiae. The notice describes an exemption from the
titration requirement in vaccination-challenge potency assays for
Leptospira Serogroups Canicola and Icterohaemorrhagiae. [.]
Read More <http://alttox.org/usda-issues-guidance-on-vaccine-testing/>

NAS to Examine Low-dose Toxicity

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM A new committee of the National
Academy of Sciences (NAS) will examine whether the current toxicity
testing practices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adequately
consider adverse human health effects of low doses of endocrine-active
chemicals. Committee activities will include convening a scientific
workshop to support systematic reviews of human and [.]
Read More <http://alttox.org/nas-to-examine-low-dose-toxicity/>

EURL ECVAM report on alternative methods

Contributor: Kristie Sullivan, PCRM The European Union Reference
Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) has published
an extremely comprehensive report on all its activities related to human
and ecological health, the development and validation of alternative
methods, and information dissemination, and regulatory implementation.
The report contains summaries of, e.g., EURL ECVAM's activities in [.]
Read More <http://alttox.org/eurl-ecvam-report-on-alternative-methods/>

Rodent Uterotrophic Database Now Available

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM An article published October 2
as an advance publication in Environmental Health Perspectives describes
curation and evaluation of a database of rodent uterotrophic
bioactivity. The uterotrophic assay is a widely accepted in vivo test
for identifying chemicals with potential estrogen receptor agonist
activity. The new database, which includes data from studies [.]
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IVIVE Webinars and Workshop

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM A series of four webinars on In
Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation for High Throughput Prioritization and
Decision Making are being presented by the National Toxicology Program
Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological
Methods (NICEATM) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The webinar series began October 7 and [.]
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New Resource for Small Business Grant Applicants

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM A November 4 webinar will
explain how to use the ASSIST (Application Submission System and
Interface for Submission Tracking) system for submitting grant
applications. ASSIST is an alternative to Grants.gov downloadable forms
for applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small
Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. Advantages to using ASSIST
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Version 2 of S1500+ Human Gene Set Now Available

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program (NTP)
scientists along with Tox21 partners have developed a list of
environmentally responsive genes to be used in toxicogenomics approaches
to screening large numbers of chemicals. Genes on the list were
identified through both bioinformatics approaches and experimental data
establishing certain [.]
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Pre-Applications for Translational Science Awards

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM The NIH invites interested
applicants to pre-apply for PAR-15-172 "Collaborative Innovation Award,
Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01)". While
not required, pre-application for this award is recommended. Applicants
submitting pre-applications that are meritorious and programmatically
relevant will be notified of the opportunity to submit a full
application. NCATS is [.]
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EFSA's 2nd Scientific Conference, October 14-16, can be followed online

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Registration to this conference is now
closed, but you can follow the entire conference online:
http://www.efsaexpo2015.eu/join-the-conference-online/ Conference
Website: http://www.efsaexpo2015.eu/ Here are descriptions of 3 of the
conference sessions: Novel chemical hazard characterization approaches -
October 16 from 09:00 to 13:00 Novel tools and testing strategies are
revolutionising the way that scientists [.]
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LUSH PRIZE CONFERENCE 2015- "Adverse Outcome Pathways-what, how and
where next?"

Contributor: Rebecca Ram, Lush Prize We are pleased to announce that the
third annual Lush Prize conference is due to be held on Friday 20th
November 2015 at RIBA in London (W1B 1AD) between 9.45 am and 4.30pm.
Please arrive for welcome/coffee at 9.45, ready for a 10am start. The
theme of this year's conference [.]
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EPA's NCCT is hiring <http://alttox.org/epas-ncct-is-hiring/>

Contributor: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS An announcement from the EPA: The US
Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research Development's
National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) is seeking qualified
candidates for four positions 1) Computational Toxicologist, 2)
Molecular Toxicologist, 3) Cell Biologist and 4) Text Mining Specialist.
Below is more information about the National Center for Computational
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International NC3Rs Prize <http://alttox.org/international-nc3rs-prize/>
Contributor: Kristie Sullivan, PCRM From the UK National Centre for the
3Rs Website: "The international NC3Rs Prize is awarded to highlight an
outstanding original contribution to scientific and technological
advances in the 3Rs in medical, biological or veterinary sciences
published within the last three years. The prize is part of our
commitment to recognise and [.]
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Danish 3R-Center call for project applications to promote the
development and implementation of the 3Rs

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox On behalf of The Minister of
Environment and Food, The Danish 3R-Center calls for applications to
promote the development and implementation of the 3Rs. Call for project
3Rs_final.pdf Danish 3R-Center Research Funding:
http://en.3rcenter.dk/research-funding/ Application Deadline: Wednesday
October 21, 2015. Grants of up to 500.000 DKK can be applied for.
Typically, [.]
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