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... 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... 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... Read more »

UNC Conducts Hands-on Environmental Health Learning at Durham Women’s Health Awareness Event

On Saturday, April 1, faculty and students from two NIEHS-funded centers in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – Superfund Research Program (SRP) and the Center for Environmental... Read more »

UNC-CEHS members aim to enhance community capacity in counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew caused record flooding in North Carolina, not only resulting in an estimated $1.5 billion in damage and displacing thousands of residents from their homes, but also creating medium-... Read more »

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