December 2018: News and Updates
A monthly newsletter from the Center of Human Health and the Environment
A Bright red Cardinal wishing everyone Happy Holidays
2018 CHHE Fall Pilot Project Awards!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 CHHE Fall Pilot Project Awards! CHHE awarded six Pilot Projects out of sixteen submissions. These year long projects are intended to foster collaboration among CHHE members and generate preliminary data for larger grant applications to NIEHS.

A tissue‐specific model to study heterogeneous mast cell phenotype using extracellular matrix hydrogels
Glenn Cruse, (PI), NCSU
Donald Feytes, (Co-I), UNC/NCSU

Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Induced Carcinogenesis in Multiple Oxygen Environments
Michael P. Gamcsik, (PI), NCSU

High-speed AFM imaging of the dynamics of mitochondrial DNA replication encountering DNA lesions
Parminder Kaur, (PI), NCSU
Hong Wang, (Co-I), NCSU

Finding Correlations between Asthma Exacerbation, Physiological Measurements and Environmental Factors
Edgar Lobaton, (PI), NCSU
Alper BozKurt, (Co-I), NCSU

Atrazine and Left-Right Asymmetric Birth Defects
Nanette Nascone-Yoder, (PI), NCSU

Bisphenol exposure biases the developing brain towards drug addiction
Emilie Rissman, (PI), NCSU

Congratulations to Michael Bereman's graduate student Rubia Martin, who won a Poster of Distinction Award for the Environmental Health Scholars Program of 2018!

Congratulations to Freya Mowat for her recent NIH award " Responses of the Macula to Toxicant Injury: The Role(s) of PGC1α Isoforms in Photoreceptor Neuroprotection"
2018-2022 ($638,590)