June/July 2018: News and Updates
A monthly newsletter from the Center of Human Health and the Environment
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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.

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.

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.”
Pulmonary Interest Group
Leaders: Kym Gowdy and Jane Hoppin
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.

Zebrafish Group
Leader: Heather Shive
The Zebrafish Interest Group will provide a forum for facilitating interactions and collaborations among researchers with an interest in zebrafish work.
Congratulations to Jane Hoppin for her GenX video for Fortune magazine! Watch video >

Way to go Detlef Knappe for receiving the Catalyst Award by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters! Read more >

Kudos to Kym Gowdy for receiving a five year - $2.5 million grant from NIH "Novel Role for CD163 in Ozone Induced Alterations of Pulmonary Immunity". Read more >

Ryan Weeks won an award for his poster presented at the Triangle Zebrafish Meeting. This research was supported by a CHHE pilot project awarded to Drs. Bereman, Mattingly and Planchart. Way to go Ryan!

Congratulations to CHHE researchers Mike Cowley and Cathrine Hoyo for their article on Linking Cadmium Exposure with Epigenetic Disruption. Read more >

We want your good news! Please send it to Jackie Broughton or Jane Hoppin
CEC Update
In June, the CEC, in partnership with Reade Roberts (Biological Sciences) and Margareta Thompson (College of Education) kicked off an eight-week professional development program with eight high school teachers. The teachers, who are all female, and work with low-income and minority students, will spend the summer paired with a mentor scientist from CHHE, getting hands-on training in environmental health science. In addition, teachers will spend one day each week having discussions, creating curriculum, and hearing from guest speakers about various EHS topics. Already involved in this program? THANK YOU! The teachers (and the CEC) are excited and grateful)

Interested in learning more, being a guest speaker, or serving as a mentor next year? Email Katy at  kmay2@ncsu.edu!
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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