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Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility News

Mark Sobsey honored at retirement symposium

December 4, 2018
A daylong event on Nov. 30 celebrated Dr. Mark Sobsey's more than 40-year career as an environmental scientist. One of the tributes announced at the event is the establishment of a professorship in his honor.

CEHS member reports on environmental health impacts of Hurricane Matthew

Below is an excerpt from the CEHS member written report titled, Enhancing Community Capacity: Understanding and Mapping Community Environmental Health Impacts of Hurricane Matthew. In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew caused record flooding in North Carolina, driving thousands of residents from their homes and causing an estimated $1.5 billion in damage. Although the water has receded,... Read more »

Special Seminar featuring Dr. Amy Kalkbrenner from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on September 11

The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) is pleased to co-sponsor the seminar “Disentangling Environmental Mixtures: Multiple Air Pollutants and Autism Risk” featuring Amy Kalkbrenner, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor at the Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This seminar will be presented on Monday, September 11 at 3:00 pm... Read more »

CEHS member presents current e-cigarette research

On Wednesday, August 30, Dr. Ilona Jaspers, Professor in the UNC Department of Pediatrics, Director of the Curriculum in Toxicology and the Deputy Director of the UNC Center for Environmental Medicine Asthma and Lung Biology will provide an update on current e-cigarette research at the UNC Institute for the Environment. Jaspers specializes in the effects... Read more »

Climate change expected to increase premature deaths from air pollution

July 31, 2017 A new study by Dr. Jason West estimates that future climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030 and 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air pollution. The study adds to growing evidence that the overall health effects of a changing climate are likely to be overwhelmingly negative. Photo by Global Panorama.

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 »