CHHE’s mission is to understand how human health, at both the individual and population level, is impacted by environmental factors and to implement this knowledge to reduce the adverse impacts of environmental factors on human health. 

Through the purposeful interfacing of different disciplines and a systems biology framework integrating all levels of biological organization – biomolecule, pathway, cell, tissue, organ, model organism, human, and human population –  CHHE will elucidate fundamental mechanisms through which environmental stressors interface with pathways, the genome, and epigenome to influence human disease and produce adverse human health outcomes.                                                                      

RFA for Pilot Project Proposals $25K & $50K Fall 2021

NC State/NIEHS Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) is announcing its request for applications (RFA) for pilot project proposals for fall of 2021. Applications are due on September 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm. EDT.

Individual awards will range upwards to $25,000 (direct costs) for one year and CHHE expects to fund up to five proposals. CHHE will also award up to two $50,000 proposals (direct costs) for dual-investigator, multi-disciplinary collaborative research which requires additional funding and separate budgets. CHHE full members can now use the STC Voucher Program Funds for STC services that are part of a CHHE Pilot Project Program (PPP).

The CHHE PPP fosters collaborations, increases interdisciplinary research and aids in the career development of early career investigators to advance environmental health research. The overarching goal of CHHE’s PPP is to provide support for research aimed at understanding the adverse impacts of environmental factors on human health and disease. The CHHE PPP encourages multidisciplinary/collaborative approaches and the use of CHHE’s cores and resources. The PPP has added a new program that supports community engaged projects. More details about the objectives of the PPP and RFA instructions can be found at

Watch this short video to learn more about the CHHE’s pilot project program and it’s new $50K awards and use of the STC Voucher Program – 10 minute overview followed by Q and A. For overall general information about the Pilot Project Program visit .


September 21, 2021
  • Toxicology Seminar: Dr. Erin Yost, Risk Assessment and Systematic Review in EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Assessments

    September 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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September 24, 2021
  • Find out Fridays: Dr. Carolyn Mattingly, Comparative Toxicogenomics Database

    September 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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September 28, 2021
  • Toxicology Seminar: Dr. Elsie Sunderland, What Are the PFAS Exposure Sources We Are Currently Overlooking?

    September 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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October 1, 2021
  • Find Out Fridays: Dr. Hannah Atkins, An Update on Pathology Services Available through UNC

    October 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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