UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility

UNC CEHS researchers, staff and students conduct outreach activities that engage community audiences and share research findings to increase knowledge about environmental health issues and improve public health.
Research Highlight

UNC Lineberger researchers present findings at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

UNC Lineberger breast cancer faculty members presented their research findings at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium December 6-10. The meeting drew more than 7,000 cancer caregivers and scientists from around the world, who attended talks and presentations on the latest developments in breast cancer care and research.

This year, Susan G. Komen presented UNC Lineberger researcher Charles M. Perou, PhD, with the Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Basic Science, the organization’s highest science honor. Perou was recognized for his contributions to the understanding of breast cancer as distinct molecular subtypes.

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Students contribute to a flow chart drawn on a classroom chalkboard.
Outreach Highlight

Students contribute to a flow chart.

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.

West shared current climate science, including his research on the implications of climate change for current and future generations. He also discussed the political atmosphere regarding climate change and highlighted a few positive trends for the future.

West, who is a member of the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS), conducts interdisciplinary research addressing air pollution and climate change by applying atmospheric chemistry models to quantitative policy analysis.

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News & Events

UNC-CEHS Seminar Series features Dr. Nicole Deziel of Yale School of Public Health, 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 will be presented on Wednesday, January 25 at 2:00pm in the McGavran-Greenberg building, room 1301.

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Steve Wing, beloved teacher and committed activist, dies at 64

A special memorial event to celebrate Dr. Steve Wing will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 1-3pm, at Gerrard Hall, UNC campus (details to follow later).

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