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Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility News

CEHS researchers introduce youngsters to science through museum lab program

February 15, 2018
Dr. Alison Singer and doctoral student Katie Mulvaney led a Jan. 20 children’s workshop on pollution at the N.C. Museum of Life and Science.

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Thomas Webster from Boston University on January 26

The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) and the UNC Department of Epidemiology, Reproductive-Pediatric Epidemiology is pleased to announce the seminar “Epidemiology of exposure to mixtures: How I learned to start worrying and love the DAG” featuring Thomas F. Webster, DSc, Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University, School of Public Health. This… Read more »

CEHS member reports on environmental health impacts of Hurricane Matthew

Below is an excerpt from the CEHS member written report titled, Enhancing Community Capacity: Understanding and Mapping Community Environmental Health Impacts of Hurricane Matthew. In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew caused record flooding in North Carolina, driving thousands of residents from their homes and causing an estimated $1.5 billion in damage. Although the water has receded,… Read more »

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Marc Weisskopf from Harvard University on November 10

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) and the UNC-CH Department of Epidemiology is pleased to announce the seminar “Traffic Pollution and Autism in Israel” featuring Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD, Professor of Environmental Health and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This seminar, which is a part of the UNC-CEHS… Read more »

Special Seminar featuring Dr. Amy Kalkbrenner from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on September 11

The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to co-sponsor the seminar “Disentangling Environmental Mixtures: Multiple Air Pollutants and Autism Risk” featuring Amy Kalkbrenner, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor at the Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This seminar will be presented on Monday, September 11 at 3:00 pm… Read more »

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Thomas van’t Erve from NIEHS on September 22

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to announce the seminar “Decoding oxidative stress from inflammation in public health: the 8-iso-PGF2α/ PGF2α ratio” featuring Dr. Thomas J. van’t Erve, IRTA Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). This seminar, which is a part of the UNC-CEHS Seminar Series, will be… Read more »

Students from NC and NY come together to explore the role of communities in addressing climate change

Twenty-five high school students from central North Carolina and New York City came together at UNC-Chapel Hill in July to learn about the role of community resilience in addressing extreme weather events, the importance of protecting vulnerable populations during such events and the nature of the grassroots work that needs to be done to protect… Read more »

CEHS member presents current e-cigarette research

On Wednesday, August 30, Dr. Ilona Jaspers, Professor in the UNC Department of Pediatrics, Director of the Curriculum in Toxicology and the Deputy Director of the UNC Center for Environmental Medicine Asthma and Lung Biology will provide an update on current e-cigarette research at the UNC Institute for the Environment. Jaspers specializes in the effects… Read more »

Climate change expected to increase premature deaths from air pollution

July 31, 2017
A new study by Dr. Jason West estimates that future climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030 and 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air pollution. The study adds to growing evidence that the overall health effects of a changing climate are likely to be overwhelmingly negative. Photo by Global Panorama.

Sancar’s lab adds to its toolbox for studying DNA repair

For UNC biochemistry professor and CEHS member Aziz Sancar and the members of his lab, there’s no resting on the laurels of the Nobel Prize in chemistry that Sancar shared in the fall of 2015 for his life’s work in figuring out one of the key mechanisms of DNA repair. Sancar and several of his… Read more »