Community partners weigh in on needs for interactive mapping tool

As the Data Management and Analysis Core (DMAC) researchers prepare to develop a portal of interactive maps displaying environmental exposures and social stressors, they asked community partners during a recent... Read more »

Fry featured in Knowable Magazine

Dr. Rebecca Fry, Director of the UNC Superfund Research Program, was featured this month in a Q&A article in Knowable Magazine for her long-term research on arsenic pollution. In the... Read more »

Community Engagement Core welcomes a new Public Health Action Committee

On November 16, 2020, the UNC SRP Community Engagement Core convened the first meeting of the Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC).  Members of this advisory board include representatives from county... Read more »

UNC SRP researchers respond to COVID-19 with new research and resources to increase understanding of risk, susceptibility factors

Since March of this year, researchers within the UNC SRP have been adapting to lab shut-downs and re-openings, new lab protocols to limit exposure to the coronavirus, and adjusting to... Read more »

Researchers receive $900K+ in grants to investigate links between arsenic exposure, COVID-19 risk

October 30, 2020
Researchers in the UNC Superfund Research Program will use two new grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to research how exposure to arsenic and other environmental contaminants may contribute to SARS-CoV-2 infection risk and severity.

Jaspers featured in NIEHS Stories of Success

Ilona Jaspers, PhD, was recently featured for her work on air pollution and lung health in Stories of Success by NIEHS. With support from NIEHS, Jaspers has made many important... Read more »

Styblo, Koller develop novel humanized mouse model with implications for studying arsenic exposure in humans

September 29, 2020
A new humanized mouse model represents pioneering work in the field of toxicology, paving the way for scientists around the globe to more accurately predict arsenic toxicity in humans.

Welcome to UNC SRP

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Reflections from the Well, the quarterly UNC Superfund Research Program e-newsletter. The UNC SRP is a multidisciplinary research center, funded by the National Institute... Read more »

UNC researchers to address arsenic-induced diabetes with $12.2M grant

March 16, 2020
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will band together across disciplines to find and formulate solutions for arsenic-induced diabetes in the state. The 5-year program is funded through a highly competitive award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, which totals $12.2 million.

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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