COVID-19 Research Funding Opportunities:
The CEHS encourages proposals from researchers pursuing environmental susceptibility to COVID-19 through the Rapid Response mechanism. Responsive applications will address susceptible populations, including patients with environmental asthma or with exposure to ambient, occupational or environmental chemicals. In addition, the CEHS is a partner for the COVID-19 Gillings Innovation Labs (GILs).
February 18, 2019
A new breakthrough study, co-led by Dr. Kari North and involving more than 275 international researchers, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The study broadens our understanding of the ways genes can predispose certain individuals to obesity.