January 2018: News and Updates
A monthly newsletter from the Center of Human Health and the Environment
Upcoming Events
1/15/18 - Pilot Project application due date

1/16/18 - CHHE/Toxicology Co-sponsored Seminar, Mark Strynar, EPA "Per- and Poly-fluorinated compounds Analysis: Case Study Cape Fear Drainage Basin"
Toxicology Building Auditorium 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

1/22/18 - Beer Reviewed Science
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Raleigh Brewing Company

1/23/18 - CHHE/Toxicology Co-sponsored Seminar, David Aylor, NCSU "Genetic susceptibility to diethylstilbestrol in a diverse mouse population"
Toxicology Building Auditorium 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

1/30/18 - CHHE/Toxicology Co-Sponsored Seminar, Detlef Knappe, NCSU " Emerging contaminants in the Cape Fear River Basin and their impacts in drinking water quality" Toxicology Building Auditorium 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dr. Jeff Enders, Mass Spectrometrist Joins CHHE Systems Technology Core
Jeff will use state-of-the-art LC MS/MS techniques to conduct small molecule analyses and both discovery and targeted proteomics such as pesticides, phthalates, and fluorinated compounds. In addition, ICP MS will soon be available for metals analysis in the CHHE Systems Technology Core. Jeff is available for guidance on the design of experiments, sample collection, protein and small molecule extraction, protocol development and data interpretation. Small molecule analysis can be conducted on both biological or environmental samples. Jeff’s office is in the Rm 1104J in the Toxicology Building and his email address is  jrenders@ncsu.edu . He will work with Dr. Michael Bereman, the Leader of the CHHE Proteomics section.
Read more here
Interest Groups News
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Group
We're planning our first annual meeting for  2/23 . The meeting will host speakers from all across NC and focus on topics such as GenX and related chemicals, brain and behavior, and metabolic effects from EDC exposures. The meeting will take place at NIEHS.

The Environmental Epigenetics Interest Group
Leaders: David Aylor and Mike Cowley
The next gathering will be at the CHHE Annual Symposium, with the theme of Epigenetics, Environment, and Human Health. Members are welcome (and encouraged!) to present posters of their work.

Neuroscience Group
Our symposium proposal entitled "Sex-specific outcomes of environmental chemical exposures" was accepted for the 2018 meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences. Heather Patisaul will give one of the talks and John Meitzen will chair the session. Other speakers include Heather Stapleton (Duke), Emily Barrett (Brown University) and Staci Bilbo (Harvard) all of whom have active collaborations with CHHE members. 
Pulmonary Interest Group
Leaders: Kym Gowdy and Jane Hoppin
The next meeting will be 1/26   at 12:30-2:30
Drs. Hoppin and Gowdy will present their research and the meeting will be focused on building a research tools database for those interested in pursuing pulmonary research in the environmental health fields. This meeting will be held in the Warren Life Science Building (Room 202) at ECU Brody School of Medicine. Contact Kym Gowdy for more information and stay tuned for email updates.

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.
Welcome New Members
Josh Kearns , Dept. of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, NCSU
Keith Keene , Dept. of Biology, ECU
Detlef Knappe , Dept. of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, NCSU
Crystal Lee-Pow Jackson , Dept. of Health & Human Services, Public Health Division
Mariangela Martini , Dept. of Biological Sciences, NCSU
Arjun Mohan , Dept. of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, ECU
David Muddiman , Dept. of Chemistry, NCSU
Vijay Sivaraman , Dept. of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, NCCU
Qingshan Wei , Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, NCSU
Kudos
Congrats Newly Tenured & Promoted Faculty:
David Buchwalter , Professor, Biological Sciences
James Aaron Hipp , Associate Professor, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Keith Linder , Clinical Professor, Population Health and Pathology
David Reif , Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Hong Wang , Associate Professor, Physics

Congratulations to Jane Hoppin for receiving a NIH grant "Assessing Impact Of Drinking Water Exposure To Genx (hexafluoropropylene Oxide Dimer Acid) In The Cape Fear River Basin, North Carolina" Co-I's R. Smart, D. Knappe, K. May,
D. Collier, J. DeWitt, S. Lea
11/1/2017 to 10-31-2018 ($430,100)

Way to go Rob Smart for being the new chair-elect of the NC State's Research Leadership Academy!

Fred Wright was part of a NIEHS committee of e xperts in toxicogenomics and bioinformatics that met Oct. 23-25 at NIEHS to review a new approach, proposed by scientists from the National Toxicology Program (NTP), for analyzing and interpretating chemical potency. Read more...

The 5th edition of Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology has been released 12/2017, edited by Rob Smart and Ernest Hodgson which contained 15 contributing CHHE chapter authors!

We want your good news! Please send it to Jackie Broughton or Jane Hoppin
Career Development
Congratulations to Nanette Nascone-Yoder for taking on the duties of Career Development core leader. Nanette has experience in the core and success with both NIH and NSF grants! Feel free to contact her for help with upcoming grant submissions.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to Chris McGahan for the amazing work she did in her role as core leader. We wish her the best in her new position as Dean of the College of Sciences. 
COEC Update
COEC Director, Katy May, presented at the Research Triangle’s Environmental Health Collaborative on strategies for improving and promoting the public’s trust in, and engagement with environmental health science. Katy presented with Dr. Megan Mullin, of Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, and Terry Landsdell, a CHHE Mini Grant recipient with Clean Air Carolina. Meeting participants included representatives from government, academia, nonprofits, and the local media.

Contact Katy May for more information ( kmay2@ncsu.edu). 
2nd Annual CHHE Symposium
The CHHE Second Annual Science Symposium will explore the importance of epigenetics in linking environmental exposures to human health and disease, covering the spectrum from fundamental biological mechanisms to novel therapeutic approaches. The Symposium will feature guest speakers at the forefront of the field, and will showcase the breadth of epigenetics research within CHHE.

The event is open to anyone who would like to attend. CHHE members, their collaborators, students and postdocs are encouraged
to attend and present posters on any aspect of their current research. Register at: tinyurl.com/epigeneticsCHHE

Feb. 8 NC State University Club
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
See you there!

Reminders 
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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