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UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Yuichi Machida of Mayo Clinic on March 8

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to announce the seminar “Spartan: A New Genome Caretaker and Tumor Suppressor” featuring Dr. Yuichi Machida, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Mayo Clinic. This seminar, which is a part of the UNC-CEHS Seminar Series, will be presented on Wednesday, March 8 at 2:00 pm in… Read more »

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Scott Burchiel of the University of New Mexico on February 22

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to announce the seminar “Assessment of Arsenic Immunotoxicity in Humans and Mice” featuring Dr. Scott Burchiel, Distinguished Professor and DeSantis Chair of Pharmacogenomics at the University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy. This seminar, which is a part of the UNC-CEHS Seminar Series, will… Read more »

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Nicole Deziel of Yale School of Public Health on January 25

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to announce the seminar “Evaluating Exposures to Unconventional Oil & Gas Development: A Case Study in Ohio” featuring Dr. Nicole Deziel, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health. This seminar, which is a part of the UNC-CEHS Seminar Series, will be… Read more »

Dr. Jason West welcomed the New Year with a candid talk on climate change

On January 4, more than 100 UNC students, faculty, staff, and community members joined Dr. Jason West, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill, in a Carolina Science Café conversation about global climate change. Carolina Science Cafés are free, monthly educational programs, offering perspectives on cutting-edge research from… Read more »

Emerging research shows how the chemicals in e-cigarettes can change immune responses

Smoking cigarettes dramatically increases a person’s risk for a host of diseases, and there’s an assumption that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are not harmful because users do not inhale smoke full of known carcinogens. Findings from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggest the story is not that simple. Ilona Jaspers, PhD, professor… Read more »

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Mary Rice of Harvard Medical School on November 10

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to announce the seminar “Air Pollution and the Lung: New Frontiers in Environmental Epidemiology,” featuring Dr. Mary Rice, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. This seminar, which is part of the UNC-CEHS Seminar Series, will be presented on Thursday, November 10 at 3:30… Read more »

COEC collaboration will engage youth and public health professionals on climate & health

The Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility—together with COECs from the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan at Columbia University and the Harvard-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health at Harvard University—received a $100,000 supplemental grant from NIEHS to foster climate literacy among high school… Read more »

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Bevin Engelward of MIT on October 26

The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to announce the seminar “Part 1: DNA Damage, an Unexpected Pathogenicity Factor for Pneumonia; Part 2: Novel Technologies for Measuring Genotoxicity and Cytotoxicity,” featuring Dr. Bevin P. Engelward, Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT. This seminar, which is part of the UNC-CEHS Seminar Series,… Read more »

UNC-led team to study California’s high agricultural productivity despite years of drought

Dr. Gregory Characklis will lead a three-year, $3 million National Science Foundation-funded study to examine the interdependency of systems that supply food, energy and water in California. His research team will consider how, despite years of drought, the state has seen increases in the production of farm-raised food. Is that situation sustainable?

Engel shares Research on Environmental Health Concerns in Deepwater Horizon GuLF STUDY

On Thursday August 18, Dr. Larry Engel, associate professor in the UNC Department of Epidemiology and UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility member, was invited to present his research at a UNC Institute for the Environment (IE) Brown Bag Seminar. The seminars are designed for sharing environmental science research studies in UNC IE and… Read more »