UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility

CEHS researchers, staff and students conduct outreach activities that aim to engage community audiences and share CEHS research findings in order to raise awareness about environmental health issues and improve public health.
Pilot Projects Program

The Pilot Projects Program (PPP) stimulates innovative and collaborative research at the UNC-CH CEHS by providing short-term funding to investigators across campus who are either junior investigators in environmental research fields or established investigators in other fields who are exploring a new direction in environmental health science.

New Resources

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has become more common in the quest to extract natural gas from reserves across the United States. In a new podcast and factsheet developed with help from CEHS COEC staff, NIEHS takes a close look at the potential environmental health implications of this practice and what researchers are doing to learn more.

Podcast: A Second Look at the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing features experts Trevor Penning, Ph.D. of the University of Pennsylvania and Kathleen Gray, the Director of the UNC CEHS COEC.

Factsheet: Health and Hydraulic Fracturing offers a brief overview of what is known about the impacts of fracking on health and what NIEHS is doing to increase our understanding of these issues.

News & Events

NIEHS recently recognized the Community Outreach and Engagement Core’s Manager, Neasha Graves, for her high quality work and contributions to the COEC community in their Grantee Highlights. Read more.

CEHS researchers, Dr. Leena Nylander-French and Dr. Karin Yeatts, awarded $2.5M NIEHS grant to study indoor air pollution. Read more.