Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Special Seminar Announcement: November 17, 2015 “The p53 Tumor Suppressor Pathway”

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Guillermina “Gigi” Lozano is known worldwide for her research on the regulation of the p53 tumor suppressor pathway. Inactivation of p53 by mutation is a critical event in cancer and p53 is mutated in more than 50% of human cancers.  Dr. Lozano has developed many critical mouse models which have provided invaluable insight into our understanding of the p53 pathway and its role in cancer. She is one of the top p53 researchers in the world and she has published […]

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NIEHS EHSCC Director Dr. Gary Miller Visits NC State and CHHE

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Dr. Gary W. Miller, Asa Griggs Candler Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Associate Dean for Research in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University was the speaker for the 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Distinguished Lecture on October 29th in David Clark Labs. Dr. Miller’s presentation, “The Exposome: An Opportunity for Toxicology,”  was part of the Applied Ecology, Biological Sciences, Southeast Climate Science Center, and Global Environmental Change Cluster seminar series. As the Director of the Emory […]

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CHHE Hosts Specific Aims Workshop

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The Career Development Core of the CHHE held a Specific Aims Workshop for members on Monday, October 19th at 3:30PM Toxicology Auditorium. Dr. Christine McGahan (Core Director) gave a 20-30 minute presentation by followed by discussion/question and answer session.  Several early stage investigators attended and senior members of the Career Development Core who have NIH grant writing experience were available to provide input.  Early stage investigators were encourage to bring their Aims and to form mentoring committees of their choice composed of […]

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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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