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

Ilona Jaspers, PhD, right, working with a graduate student in her lab.

CEHS member publishes a timely review on electronic cigarettes and health impacts for asthmatics

CEHS member and Director of the Curriculum in Toxicology at UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Ilona Jaspers, co-authored a recently published review article titled, “Electronic Cigarettes: Their Constituents and Potential Links to Asthma“. The review provides a summary of existing data on potential health effects of components present in e-cigarette aerosols and contributes a discussion within the context of asthma. The review article presents a timely perspective as vaping increases in popularity among teens and young adults in the United States. Currently, little is known about the short and long-term health effects regarding the usage of e-cigarettes.

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Outreach Highlight

Students explore climate and health connection with CEHS researchers

Twenty-five high school students from central North Carolina and New York City came together at UNC-Chapel Hill in July to learn about the role of community resilience in addressing extreme weather events, the importance of protecting vulnerable populations during such events and the nature of the grassroots work that needs to be done to protect human health during extreme weather events. In addition, students met researchers from the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) who are at the forefront of studying air quality and human health.

This three-day event was part of a year-long youth science enrichment program, the Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program (Climate LEAP).

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News & Events

CEHS Seminar featuring Dr. Marc Weisskopf from Harvard on November 10

The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) and the UNC-CH Department of Epidemiology is pleased to announce the seminar “Traffic Pollution and Autism in Israel” featuring Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD, Professor of Environmental Health and Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This seminar, which is a part of the UNC-CEHS Seminar Series, will be presented on Friday, November 10 at 2:00 pm in G-100 Bondurant Hall.

Dr. Weisskopf is a neuroscientist and epidemiologist who studies the influence of environmental exposures on brain health across the life course. His neuroscience work focused on molecular and cellular aspects of neural signaling and plasticity.

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