Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility

Outreach and Engagement

Community Engagement Core (CEC)

The CEHS Community Engagement Core (CEC) enhances the environmental health literacy of public health professionals, community health workers and vulnerable populations, by increasing their understanding of the Center’s environmental health sciences research and empowering them to make informed decisions to reduce harmful environmental exposures in homes and communities. The CEC also fosters dialogue between CEHS researchers and community partners about Center research to inform responsive research approaches and strategies for communicating CEHS science to community audiences.

 

Check out this new feature from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:
Dana Haine – Mixing Research with Creativity to Appeal to Learners

*NEW* Online Training Modules and Webinars

Environmental Asthma Triggers Online Training Module
Public health professionals can learn about environmental exposures that worsen asthma and some evidence-based strategies to reduce those exposures.

Extreme Heat and Air Quality: Implications for Human Health Online Training Module
Public health professionals can learn about how extreme heat can exacerbate air pollution.

Preventing Lead Poisoning Online Training Module
Learn about the main causes of lead exposure and poisoning, testing recommendations for children, and prevention methods.

Mold and Moisture Webinar
Learn important information about identifying and addressing mold in the home.


Members receive grant to fund environmental health sciences internships

Starting in February 2021, a new collaborative initiative between the UNC Institute for the Environment, the Curriculum in Toxicology and Environmental Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, and the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), will provide research opportunities for diverse undergraduates.

A $516,000 grant from the NIEHS will support up to 10 scholars – 21st Century Environmental Health Scholars (21EH Scholars). These positions are designed to support students who are underrepresented in STEM fields. Exploration of research opportunities in environmental health sciences, both in the classroom and laboratory, creating openings for scholars to advocate for cleaner communities.

https://ie.unc.edu/2021/01/29/ie-partners-receive-more-than-500000-to-fund-environmental-health-sciences-internships/


Director:
Kathleen Gray, PhD; Center for Public Engagement with Science, UNC Institute for the Environment
kathleen_gray@unc.edu | (919) 966-9799

Personnel:
Neasha Graves, MPA; Center for Public Engagement with Science, UNC Institute for the Environment
neasha_graves@unc.edu | (919) 966-3746

Dana Haine, MS; Center for Public Engagement with Science, UNC Institute for the Environment
dhaine@email.unc.edu | (919) 843-5735

Megan Hoert Hughes, MEM; Center for Public Engagement with Science, UNC Institute for the Environment
meganhughes@unc.edu | (919) 966-2463

Megan Rodgers, MEA; Center for Public Engagement with Science, UNC Institute for the Environment
megan.rodgers@unc.edu | (919) 966-7238