UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility

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The Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility in the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health promotes state-of-the-art research on environmental health and translates that Center research to help reduce the burden of environmentally related disease.

News

The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society (GEMS) has announced its Spring Meeting, which will address “The Carcinogenicity of Outdoor Air Pollution” and will be held on April 28, 2014. More…

Andy Olshan is named Hulka Distinguished Professor. More…

CEHS researcher, Dr. Rebecca Fry, publishes findings on toxic metal levels in children residing in Vietnamese smelting village. More…

CEHS researcher, Dr. Liza Makowski, explores the impact of glucose uptake on inflammatory processes related to obesity. More…

 

Researcher Highlight

Solving cancer’s secret: five questions with UNC geneticist Chuck Perou

Some fathers play ball with their sons. Or take them fishing. Chuck Perou’s father took his son to his pathology lab to show him how a pathologist conducts tests and runs experiments. Perou, a nature junky at a young age, learned precisely how things go wrong in the human body to cause disease. He learned what could be done about disease and what sometimes couldn’t. Fascinated, the young Perou seemed destined to study what makes one kind of tumor deadly and another curable. More…

Andy Olshan: The birth defects detective

Andy Olshan is trying to solve some of the saddest mysteries of medicine.  More…