Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility News

CEHS Member Recognized as New President of AAAAI

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, Milwaukee, WI – The American Academy... Read more »

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. Carolina Science Cafés are free, monthly educational programs, offering perspectives on cutting-edge research from... Read more »

COEC collaboration will engage youth and public health professionals on climate & health

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 »

Olshan elected president of Society for Epidemiologic Research

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 »

CEHS Researcher Wins Coveted Nobel Prize for Chemistry

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 »