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Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility News

UNC-CEHS members aim to enhance community capacity in counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew caused record flooding in North Carolina, not only resulting in an estimated $1.5 billion in damage and displacing thousands of residents from their homes, but also creating medium- and long-term public health impacts. With issues of adverse mental health effects, waterborne diseases, and respiratory illnesses, it is important to create a plan for… Read more »

CEHS Member Recognized as New President of AAAAI

David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, is Andrews Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is a press release from The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): March 17, 2017 Contact: Rachel Maidl, rmaidl@aaaai.org Milwaukee, WI – The American Academy… Read more »

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker of Baylor College of Medicine on April 5

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to announce the seminar “Developmental Reprogramming of the Epigenome by Early Life Environmental Exposures” featuring Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker, Professor, Departments of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine, and Director, Center for Precision Environmental Health, Baylor College of Medicine. This seminar, which is a… Read more »

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Mary Crocker of UNC School of Medicine on March 22

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to announce the seminar “Community and Clinical Partnerships: A Study of Orange County Health Department’s Asthma Home Assessment Program” featuring Dr. Mary Crocker, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellow, UNC School of Medicine. This seminar, which is a part of the UNC-CEHS Seminar Series, will be presented… Read more »

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 »