Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Climate Justice in Rural Southeastern United States: Climate Change Impacts and Effects on Human Health

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

NC State educational researchers in the Departments of Applied Ecology and STEM Education recently published a review article exploring climate justice and human health in the Southeastern United States.  Climate justice is a movement to protect and empower at-risk populations who are disproportionately affected by climate change, and many populations in the Southeastern region of the United States fall into this “at-risk” category.  Science education doctoral candidate Kristie Gutierrez worked with CHHE COEC Director Dr. Catherine LePrevost to examine how […]

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Agricultural Pesticide Exposure and Chronic Kidney Disease: New Findings and More Questions

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Researchers at NC State, NIEHS, and UNC Chapel Hill recently published the first article to link agricultural pesticide use to end stage renal disease. UNC doctoral student Jill Lebov worked with Dr. Jane Hoppin at NC State and researchers at NIEHS and UNC Chapel Hill to assess personal use of 39 different pesticides by over 55,000 farmers in the Agricultural Health Study (, a prospective study of farmers in North Carolina and Iowa. End stage renal disease is the last […]

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Carolyn Mattingly Named University Faculty Scholar

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Carolyn Mattingly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Co-Director of the CHHE’s Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core.  Her lab uses bioinformatics and comparative genomics approaches to understand the complex interactions between our environment and human health. She also leads the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database, which links research about chemicals genes and diseases to better predict how chemicals will affect our health. Carolyn wears many scholar hats, she is: an educator, teaching undergraduates in the classroom and […]

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2016 Pilot Project Announcement – Request for Applications

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The NC State University Center for Human Heath and the Environment (CHHE) is announcing its request for applications (RFA) for pilot project proposals for 2016. Applications will be due on March 10th, 2016. 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 […]

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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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