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“Lead Exposure during Early Human Development and DNA Methylation of Imprinted Gene Regulatory Elements in Adulthood”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University CHHE biologists Cathrine Hoyo and Randy Jirtle have found links between lead exposure in children and epigenetic alterations in regulatory regions of genes that are imprinted and known to be critical in growth regulation and brain development. These alterations seem to persist into adulthood, with more profound effects in males. Their study sheds more light on the long-term effects of early lead exposure on DNA and may help to develop […]

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CHHE Funds 6 Pilot Projects

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

CHHE received 26 pilot project applications from investigators at NC State, North Carolina Central University and East Carolina University.  Six highly ranked pilot projects were selected for funding.  The successful pilot project applicants were from Dept. of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences; Dept. of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences;  Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine; Dept. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering and Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, East Carolina University.  We […]

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CHHE NIH Biosketch Workshop

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Out with the old and in with the new.  NIH has adopted a new biosketch format for all grant applications.  CHHE is hosting a workshop with librarian Kris Alpi to help you create your new biosketch. She will guide you through creating your new federal biosketch for NIH in SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae.  You can also create your NSF biosketch using SciENcv. This workshop will be held on Monday, August 17 from 12-2 in Toxicology Building Auditorium.  Sign up here: […]

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CHHE highlighted in NIEHS Environmental Factor

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

NC State’s environmental health sciences research and the Center for Human Health and the Environment are highlighted in the June 2105 issue of the Environmental Factor, the monthly newsletter of the NIEHS.  Two new EHS Core Centers, one at NC State and one at University of California at Davis join the 22 NIEHS Core Center across the US.

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CHHE Receives $6.5 Million from NIEHS to Study Effect of Environment on Human Health

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

News Release 4/20/15 – Researchers from North Carolina State University’s Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) have received a five-year, $6.5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to investigate the effects of environmental factors on human health. The primary mission of the CHHE is to understand how human health, of both individuals and populations, is affected by environmental factors and to use this knowledge to prevent or reduce negative environmental impacts on health. Through interdisciplinary researchand collaboration, […]

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2015 Pilot Project Announcement – Request for Applications

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The Center for Human Heath and the Environment (CHHE) is announcing its request for applications (RFA) for pilot project proposals for 2015.  Applications will be due on June 15th, 2015. The CHHE anticipates proposals from across the NCSU campus, ECU Brody School of Medicine, and NC Central University. The CHHE aims to enhance and integrate basic and translational research from molecules to cells to animal models to human populations using cutting-edge technologies and computational approaches to understand the impacts of […]

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Bereman Wins American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Research Award

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Michael Bereman, Assistant Professor and Leader of the Proteomics Group within CHHE Systems Technologies Core wins prestigious American Society of Mass Spectrometry Research Award. This award bestowed upon early-stage faculty members to promote academic research in mass spectrometry.   The award comes with a $35,000 gift to Dr. Bereman’s laboratory and research initiatives.

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Bereman, CHHE Proteomics Leader Receives Instrument Grant

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Dr. Michael Bereman, Assistant Professor and Leader of the Proteomics Group within CHHE Systems Technologies Core has been awarded an instrument grant from Thermo Scientific, the industrial leader in LC MS/MS technology to develop peptide adducts assays in biological fluids, implement his system suitability protocols protocols ( to monitor performance of such assays, and the overall evaluation of instrument software design in collaboration with Thermo Scientific.   Thermo Scientific has awarded Dr. Bereman a TSQ Quantiva Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer and […]

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Fourth Environmental Health Science Cluster Hire Joins NC State and CHHE

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Dr. Mike Cowley joined North Carolina State University in October 2014 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Environmental Health Science. He is a member of the interdisciplinary Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE), and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. The overall goal of Dr Cowley’s work is to understand how environmental factors, such as diet, can influence our health by modulating gene activity. For example, we know that over-nutrition can lead […]

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A Collaborative Workshop on Aquatic Models and 21st Century Toxicology

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The need to screen thousands of environmental toxicants and small molecules, on human health has propelled the use of high-throughput cell-based screens to the forefront of toxicology. Yet these studies are limited by the availability of a model organism that recapitulates the development, physiology and disease processes present in humans without the burden of high maintenance costs and extensive husbandry, limited fecundity, lack of genetic diversity and societal opposition that diminish the utility of many rodent-based models currently in use. To […]

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