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Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility News

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 »

CEHS member Norman Sharpless considered for National Cancer Institute directorship

President Donald Trump has announced his intent to appoint Norman E. (Ned) Sharpless, MD, as director of the National Cancer Institute. Sharpless, who is the director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research and UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility member, would succeed Douglas… Read more »

CEHS Welcomes Troester as New Director

The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) announces that Dr. Melissa Troester assumed the role of Director effective on April 1. Troester is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and a Research Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is leader of the Cancer Epidemiology program in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer… Read more »

UNC Conducts Hands-on Environmental Health Learning at Durham Women’s Health Awareness Event

On Saturday, April 1, faculty and students from two NIEHS-funded centers in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – Superfund Research Program (SRP) and the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) collaborated with community partners to conduct hands-on learning sessions with women attending the annual Durham Women’s Health Awareness Day. This event,… Read more »

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 »