January 2020: News and Updates
A monthly newsletter from the Center of Human Health and the Environment
Upcoming Events
1/10/20 Environmental Epigenetics and Genetics Research Interest Group Seminar: Terry Magnuson, UNC - Chapel Hill, "Genome-wide Dynamics of Chromatin Modifiers"
3:30 Toxicology Auditorium, room 2104

1/17/20 CHHE's Emerging Contaminants Research Interest Group Meeting
12:00 Oval - Private dining room, Centennial Campus

1/28/20 CHHE & Toxicology Program co-sponsored seminar: Justin Conley , EPA. "Maternal, Fetal, and Neonatal Effects of In Utero Exposure to PerfluoroalkylEther Acids in the Laboratory Rat”
4:00 Toxicology Auditorium, room 2104 
merry christmas and happy new year 2020
Welcome New Members
Oliver Baars, Dept. Entomology and Plant Pathology, Full membership

Nathan Crook, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Full membership
The Fourth Annual CHHE Symposium
The Fourth Annual CHHE Symposium will explore the importance of environmental exposures on the brain, behavior, and neurodevelopmental
outcomes. We will have guest speakers at the forefront of the field, and will highlight the breadth of neuroscience research within CHHE.

Guest Speakers:
Mamta Behl (NTP) – Developmental neurotoxicity program
Tim Shafer (EPA) – Protecting the developing brain
Caroline Smith (Duke) – Prenatal exposure and neurotoxicity
Janice Juraska (University of Illinois) – EDCs, development, and behavior

CHHE Speakers:
Michael Bereman, Sagi Gillera, Aaron Hipp,
Cathrine Hoyo, Beth Lucas, and Kurt Marsden

Where: Talley Student Union
NC State University
Raleigh, NC

Registration: 2020 CHHE Symposium
Aaron Hipp was named an "Interdisciplinary Research Leader" by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Congratulations! Read more here..  

Congratulations to Jane Hoppin for being elected as a fellow of the prestigious Collegium Ramazzini
Read more here..

We want your good news! Please send it to Jackie Broughton or Jane Hoppin.
Interest Groups News
 Environmental Epigenetics and Genetics Interest Group
Leaders:   David Aylor   and  Mike Cowley
Upcoming event; Dr Terry Magnuson, UNC Chapel Hill, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Genetics and Vice Chancellor for Research
Friday, January 10 .

Behavior and Neuroscience Interest Group
Leader:   Emilie Rissman
This group will focus on research examining the influences of the environment on issues in Neuroscience. Examples of the environment include sensory, diet, behaviors, neurotoxicants, etc. Goals include increasing research collaborations, grant submissions, enhancing trainee presentation skills and our presence at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

Pulmonary Interest Group
LeaderKym Gowdy 
The Pulmonary Interest Group will work to establish collaborations between basic and translational scientists and clinicians that are interested in understanding mechanisms behind environmental exposures and lung diseases. This group will hold meetings at both NCSU and ECU to facilitate exchange of ideas and expertise that will result in interdisciplinary groups that can apply for external funding opportunities.

Emerging Contaminants Interest Group
Leader: Jane Hoppin
Are you studying PFAS, BMAA, green space, nanoparticles, other emerging topics of interest? If so, think about joining the Emerging Contaminants Research Interest Group. We will be meeting on January 17 at noon in the private dining room at the Oval, Centennial Campus. Bring your lunch or buy something there.
Career Development
All investigators but particularly Early Stage Investigators are encouraged to work with the  Career Development Core  in development of their grants. Talk to  Nanette Nascone-Yoder   to set up a chalk talk to help organize ideas for your next proposal.
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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