April 1, 2017 Dr. Melissa Troester has been named director of the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS), effective April 1. She succeeds Dr. James Swenberg, who had led CEHS since 2001.
David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, is Andrews Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is a press release from The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): March 17, 2017 Contact: Rachel Maidl, firstname.lastname@example.org Milwaukee, WI – The American Academy... Read more »
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. Carolina Science Cafés are free, monthly educational programs, offering perspectives on cutting-edge research from... Read more »
Smoking cigarettes dramatically increases a person’s risk for a host of diseases, and there’s an assumption that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are not harmful because users do not inhale smoke full of known carcinogens. Findings from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggest the story is not that simple. Ilona Jaspers, PhD, professor... Read more »
The Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility—together with COECs from the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan at Columbia University and the Harvard-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health at Harvard University—received a $100,000 supplemental grant from NIEHS to foster climate literacy among high school... Read more »
Dr. Gregory Characklis will lead a three-year, $3 million National Science Foundation-funded study to examine the interdependency of systems that supply food, energy and water in California. His research team will consider how, despite years of drought, the state has seen increases in the production of farm-raised food. Is that situation sustainable?
On Thursday August 18, Dr. Larry Engel, associate professor in the UNC Department of Epidemiology and UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility member, was invited to present his research at a UNC Institute for the Environment (IE) Brown Bag Seminar. The seminars are designed for sharing environmental science research studies in UNC IE and... Read more »
July 6, 2016 Andrew Olshan, PhD, Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer Epidemiology and chair of the epidemiology department in the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been elected president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER). SER is the oldest and largest general epidemiology society in North America.... Read more »
The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) congratulates its longtime member and collaborator Dr. Aziz Sancar for winning the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. In announcing the prize, the Nobel Committee cited Dr. Sancar’s groundbreaking work revealing the mechanisms of nucleotide excision repair. Throughout his 33-year career at UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Sancar’s work has... Read more »
Interdisciplinary Research Approach Leads to Better Understanding of Connections between Air Quality and Heart Health
With more than two million North Carolina adults diagnosed with heart disease, asthma and other cardiopulmonary diseases, researchers in the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility are committed to a research approach that calls on researchers from varied disciplines to understand genetic and environmental influences underlying these conditions in an effort to reduce the incidence... Read more »