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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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CHHE and COS Distinguished Seminar

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), will speak at NC State on Sept 23rd at 10 AM. Birnbaum, the first woman to lead NIEHS and NTP, oversees federal funding for biomedical research to discover how the environment influences human health and disease. In 2010, she was elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The seminar is […]

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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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Epigenome/Epigenetics and Environmentally-Influenced Disease Faculty Position

Monday, November 25th, 2013

As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, North Carolina State University is proud to announce the continuation of its Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, a major initiative of the University’s 2011-2020 strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.”   NC State aims to hire forty-three faculty members in twelve research areas or “clusters” to promote interdisciplinary scholarship and the development of innovative curricula in emerging areas of strategic strength http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu.  In the past two years, NC State has […]

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CHHE Pilot Projects 2013 Request for Proposals

Monday, October 14th, 2013

The CHHE has initiated a call for pilot projects and applications will be due on November 15 2013.   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 environmental exposures/factors on human health.   For instructions go to the pilot project section.  This Pilot Project Program has been made possible by the contribution of funds from the Vice […]

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Environmental Health Science Cluster Hires Join NC State and CHHE

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Drs. Jane Hoppin, Michael Bereman and Cathrine Hoyo were hired as part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program Environmental Heath Science Cluster Hire. All three will join the new Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences and all three will have a major impact on the future development and success of the Center for Human Health and the Environment. You can read more about Dr. Hoppin at http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/newhires/hoppin.php and more about Dr Bereman at http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/newhires/bereman.php.  Dr. Hoyo will join NC […]

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Strategic Planning Meeting for the Center for Human Health and the Environment

Friday, June 7th, 2013

When: Friday, September 6, 2013 from 8:30-1:30 (lunch will be provided) Where:  Hunt Library on Centennial Campus (The Institute for Emerging Issues Multipurpose room) We will be holding a strategic planning meeting for the upcoming NIEHS grant submission to support NCSU’s Center for Human Health and the Environment. Broad participation from current members and interested parties is encouraged. Discussions will focus on the Center’s research themes and associated facility cores.  Please plan to attend. For planning purposes, please RSVP (or direct related […]

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CHHE Participates in Fracking Summit

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

On October 2-3, 2012, the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative, in partnership with the CHHE at NC State University and other agencies and organizations, sponsored a Health Summit entitled “Shale Gas Extraction Summit: Public Health Implications/Prevention”. The Summit was held at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and was attended by more than 150 individuals from count

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NCSU Hosts Agricultural Health Study Stakeholder Meeting

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

NC State University  and NC Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the Agricultural Health Study Executive Committee, will host the 2012 North Carolina Agricultural Health Study (AHS) Stakeholder Meeting on Wednesday, August 15 at the NCSU Centennial Campus Toxicology Building in Raleigh. Dr. Wayne Buhler, Professor and Coordinator of Pesticide Safety Education in the Department of Horticultural Science and Ms. Julia Storm, Agromedicine Information Specialist in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology have organized this meeting of interested stakeholders in […]

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Michael C. R. Alavanja Seminar

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Dr. Michael C. R. Alavanja,  Dr.P.H. Senior Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, will be presenting a seminar entitled:  “Integrating Cancer Biology and Epidemiology to Identify Human Carcinogens in the Agriculture Health Study” on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10:30AM in the Toxicology Building, Room 2104, Centennial Campus.  Public is invited to attend. Alavanja Seminar

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