Researchers awarded NIEHS grant to study genetics of diabetes associated with arsenic exposure

February 28, 2019
Drs. Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, Mirek Styblo and Rebecca Fry have been awarded a $3.3 million grant to lead a new study of the genetic underpinning of diabetes associated with arsenic exposure. Photo by theirstory/Flicker Creative Commons.

Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

December 11, 2018
Dr. Hazel Nichols co-led a large, international study which found that younger women who recently have delivered a child may have a higher risk of breast cancer than do their peers of the same age who have not delivered children.

ESE and RTI researchers awarded IMPACT funding to collaborate on improving environmental health

December 5, 2018
More than a dozen Gillings School researchers will collaborate with others from RTI on three projects to improve environmental health in North Carolina and around the world.

When it comes to respiratory effects of wood smoke, sex matters

November 14, 2018
Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women — effects that may be obscured when data from men and women are lumped together. "The upshot," said senior author Dr. Ilona Jaspers, "is that we really need to consider sex-specific effects when studying wood smoke and other environmental pollutants that threaten public health."

Santos awarded NINR grant to study neurodevelopmental impairment in preterm children

October 17, 2018
Dr. Hudson Santos, member of the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions, was awarded about $395,000 in funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Nursing Research. Photo by Omar Lopez.

Styblo, Fry awarded NIH grant to examine impact of pre- and postnatal exposure to arsenic on diabetes

September 8, 2018 Drs. Mirek Styblo and Rebecca Fry were awarded more than $2.2 million by the National Institutes of Health to study diabetes associated with exposure to arsenic, a common drinking water and food contaminant. Photo by Paul Istoan.

UNC launches new Institute for Environmental Health Solutions

May 1, 2018
UNC-Chapel Hill has launched the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions, aimed at protecting those who are particularly vulnerable to diseases caused by environmental factors. Dr. Rebecca Fry, Institute director, works with a team of interdisciplinary researchers to translate scientific discoveries into effective, easy-to-apply solutions that improve people's health.

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