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Bonner Awarded NIEHS/NSF International Grant

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Jamie Bonner was awarded a grant co-funded by NIEHS and NSF (administered through NSF).  The grant will begin on Nov. 1st and will provide $320K for 3 years as part of the US-Euro Sustainable Initiative for Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SIINN). The grant is entitled “International Collaborative on Nanotube Safety” and is highly relevant to human health and the environment, and emerging technologies.

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CHHE Hires COEC Project Coordinator

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Katy May, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, comes to CHHE with a background in social science and community-based management of environmental issues. After earning her Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, Katy spent the last year working at the US EPA’s Office of Research and Development, creating and implementing easy-to-use online resources for community groups interested in tackling their environmental health issues. Katy has in-depth experience working with both urban and rural communities, and is excited to join CHHE […]

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CHHE Hires Bioinformatician

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Dereje Jima, the newly hired CHHE Bioinformatician, is located in room 1104G in the CHHE Office Suite in the Toxicology Building, please stop by and introduce yourself and discuss your bioinformatics needs! Dereje has more than nine years’ experience in biomedical research including; software development, bioinformatics, high throughput sequence analysis (Exome, Whole Genome Sequencing, RNA-Seq, ChIP-eq, FAIRE-Seq, microRNA discovery); Expression and genotyping microarray data analysis (Illumina, Agilent and Affymetrix plat forms ); statistics skill in R, Bioconductor and S-Plus; programming […]

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Faculty from University of Adelaide and CHHE Meet to Develop Collaborations Involving Fetal Origins of Adult Disease

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Researchers at the Robinson Research Institute at University Adelaide, Australia have had a long standing interest in the fetal origins of adult disease, an important research topic shared by several members of CHHE.  On Sept 21, Professors Michael Davies and Ray Rodgers from the Robinson Research Institute met with CHHE members to provide an overview of the Institute’s basic and epidemiological research involving the early origins of adult disease.  This was followed by round table discussion with 12 CHHE researchers.  […]

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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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