April 2018: News and Updates
A monthly newsletter from the Center of Human Health and the Environment
Upcoming Events
4/9/18 - CHHE & Genetic Joint Seminar
Speaker: Marisa Bartolomei, University of Pennsylvania - "Regulation of genomic imprinting in development and disease"
Thomas Hall, Stephens room 3503
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

4/12/18 - Microscopy Resources Workshop
Speaker: Eva Johnannes, Cell & Molecular Imaging Facility, NCSU
Toxicology Building Auditorium, 2104
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

4/20/18 - Pulmonary Interest Group Meeting
Speakers: Carressa Gerald, NCCU and Coby Schal, NCSU
NCCU, Mary Townes Science Complex 1229
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Interest Groups News
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Group
This group will bring together scientists across the Research Triangle Area to focus on issues related to studies of endocrine disrupting chemicals across species. Goals include enhancing collaborative research, and improving outreach and communication related to EDCs.

The Environmental Epigenetics Interest Group
Leaders: David Aylor and Mike Cowley
This group will build a community of faculty, staff and students interested in the mechanisms and consequences of interactions between the environment and the epigenome. We will discuss current trends, exchange ideas, share technical knowledge, and foster collaborations with the goal of addressing outstanding questions in the field.

Pulmonary Interest Group
Leaders: Kym Gowdy and Jane Hoppin
Next meeting will be April 20 at NCCU in the Mary Townes Science Complex, 1229.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Neuroscience Group
This group will focus on questions and activities related to neurodevelopment and neurotoxicology. Goals include coordinating research efforts, increasing grant submissions, enhancing our presence at the Society for Neuroscience meeting and working towards becoming nationally recognized as having strength in “Environmental Neuroscience.”

Zebrafish Group
Leader: Heather Shive
ZIG is planning an informal work-in-progress meeting for Spring 2018. This meeting will provide the opportunity for students and post-docs to present their ongoing projects and get feedback from the group. The date for this meeting is not yet determined.

Symposium to Unite the Faculties in Environmental Science and Ecology
Environmental Science and Ecology communities at NCSU are hosting a symposium on April 10th. Professor Jane Hoppin will provide a keynote address: “GenX in NC: Science to Address Community Concerns”. The Neomonde catered event will be from 6:30-9:00 PM at the JR Raulston arboretum.
Registration is free but closes March 31. Please sign up at:  https://tinyurl.com/y7mrwlll

Congratulations to Krista McCoy on receiving a NIEHS R15 awarded titled: N utraceutical reduction of endocrine disrupting chemical induced hypospadias. 4/1/2018 to 3/31/2021 ($453,467)

Congratulations to Nadine Kotlarz , post doc with Detlef Knappe and Jane Hoppin, for receiving an Academic Achievement Award from the American Water Works Association for her dissertation research entitled "Factors of Full-Scale Drinking Water Systems that Contribute to Risk of Opportunistic Infectious Disease".

Congratulations to Aaron Hipp and Jon Meitzen for being named University Faculty Scholars. 
Read more here

We want your good news! Please send it to Jackie Broughton or Jane Hoppin
COEC Update
The COEC participated in several public events this month. Katy spoke about engaging vulnerable communities in research at Clean Air Carolina's NC Breathe Conference in Winston-Salem, moderated a panel discussion on GenX at WRRI's Annual Conference in Raleigh, and hosted a booth at Brain & Behavior night at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. 

If you want help doing community engaged activities, reach out to Katy May for help. This is what the COEC is all about.
Career Development
All investigators but particularly Early Stage Investigators are encouraged to work with the   Career Development Core i n development of their grants. Talk to   Nanette Nascone-Yoder   t o set up a chalk talk to help organize ideas for your next proposa l.
Remember to cite our CHHE grant P30ES025128 in publications if CHHE has provided you services, facility core use, seed/pilot project funds etc. NIH tracks this as an important CHHE metric. 
CHHE Resources and Facilities Page for NIH Grants is available on the CHHE  website.
PINS: Remember when submitting your grants, be sure to select "Center for Human Health and the Environment" as a center in PINS.

CHHE Cited Publications 
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