Training and Mentorship

“Our philosophy for training and mentorship is to foster creative thinking, strong research skills development and independence in students to that they can go on to make significant contributions in their area of interest. The long-term goal is to be able to provide a robust learning environment within IEHS, as well as help attract a... Read more »

IlonaJasperGEMS

Ilona Jaspers, PhD, division head of the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, presented on e-cigarettes and vaping at a recent meeting of the Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society of North Carolina. Specifically, she discussed her work on experimental models to study potential hazards of vaping and e-cigarettes,... Read more »

Fryoneyear

  We are working to transform our vision into reality. Our mission is “to optimize the health of the most vulnerable populations in North Carolina and beyond and provide innovative solutions to promote health.” We launched the following research health divisions: cancer survivor’s health, metabolic health, perinatal health, and respiratory health. We also launched the... Read more »

Policy

About Dr. Vizuete Using high performance computers and three dimensional models to simulate the atmosphere, Dr. Vizuete works to improve understanding of the formation of atmospheric air pollution. His computer models improve comprehension of the extremely complex chemical and physical processes that occur in the atmosphere. A better understanding of the atmosphere, in turn, gives... Read more »

Community engagement

About Dr. Gray Kathleen M. Gray, associate director for outreach and public service in the UNC Institute for the Environment, manages the Environmental Resource Program (ERP), with a mission of enhancing public understanding of current environmental science and health research and its relevance to daily life, and empowering North Carolinians to make informed decisions that... Read more »

Training

“My philosophy for training and mentorship is to foster creative thinking, strong research skills development and independence in students to that they can go on to make significant contributions in their area of interest. The long-term goal is to be able to provide a robust learning environment within IEHS, as well as help attract a... Read more »

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

The IEHS is currently developing an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), a structured research mentorship program for undergraduate students interested in environmental health solutions. To view UROP current activities and events, please click here Benefits to becoming a UROP include: Cultivation of partnerships between undergraduates and faculty/research mentors who share similar research and career interests.... Read more »

Institute for Environmental Health Solutions
Respiratory Health Division

“I am excited to lead the respiratory health division of the IEHS as it will focus on vulnerable populations, their risk for respiratory impacts, and seek potential solutions to reduce health effects. We will examine the effects of ambient pollutants, such as ozone, as well tobacco products, including e-cigarettes on respiratory health. Through a variety... <a href="https://sph.unc.edu/iehs/iehs-respiratory-health-division/" title="Read Institute for Environmental Health Solutions
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Institute for Environmental Health Solutions
Perinatal Health Division

“I am excited to launch the perinatal health division within the IEHS to work towards finding tangible solutions that can be brought to our patients to minimize the risks of environmental-associated disease during pregnancy. This is a critical time period for both moms and babies, because common pregnancy complications such as preterm birth and pre-eclampsia... <a href="https://sph.unc.edu/iehs/iehs-perinatal-health-division/" title="Read Institute for Environmental Health Solutions
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