September 2019: News and Updates
A monthly newsletter from the Center of Human Health and the Environment
Upcoming Events
9/24/2019 - Beer Reviewed Science
Seeing through the smoke: rumors and risks of Vaping Dr. Ilona Jaspers of UNC School of Medicine.
6:00 pm at Transfer Co. Food Hall.
500 East Davie Street, Raleigh

10/25/2019 - Save the Date!
The Environmental Epigenetics and Genetics Research Interest Group will host Dr Terry Magnuson (UNC Chapel Hill), pioneer in the field of epigenetics and germ cell reprogramming. Dr Magnuson will meet with faculty and present a seminar.
3:30 pm Toxicology Auditorium 
2019 year calendar. September calendar over laptop screen on a white background. 3d rendering
Congratulations to Theresa Guillette , Associate Member and Post-doc in Scott Belcher's lab for winning first prize in the Envisioning Science prize for her photo "Hello World"  

We want your good news! Please send it to Jackie Broughton or Jane Hoppin.
Interest Groups News
 Environmental Epigenetics Interest Group
Leaders:   David Aylor   and  Mike Cowley
The Environmental Epigenetics & Genetics RIG will host Dr. Terry Magnuson on October 25. Dr. Magnuson is the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Genetics, and the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He is an expert in a wide range of topics in epigenetics, including germ cell development, chromatin remodeling, and X inactivation. Dr. Magnuson's seminar will be held in the Toxicology Auditorium at  3:30pm  on Friday, October 25.

Behavior and Neuroscience Interest Group
Leader:   Emilie Rissman
Please welcome Emilie Rissman as leader of the Behavior and Neuroscience Interest group. Emilie is taking over the reins from Heather Patisaul. The group will be doing a poster and talk practice for all trainees and faculty on October 16th for the upcoming Society for Neuroscience meeting. More information to come....

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
The Emerging Contaminants Group will hold its first meeting in early November. If you're interested in joining this group, have ideas on what you'd like to see from this group, or want to help organize this group, please contact Jane Hoppin ( ). When we meet, we can discuss inviting a spring seminar speaker and how we want to connect across this diverse group.
Unused Lab Supplies?
Do you have unused lab supplies laying around? Ready for a new power supply but the old one still works pretty well? 
The CEC is working with teachers who participated in our eight-week professional development program to collect lab supplies from CHHE members that can help them conduct environmental health science experiments and curricula in their classrooms. If you are moving labs, re-organizing, or otherwise have supplies you need to get rid of, reach out to Katy ( ) to see if it might be a good fit for our teachers!
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 

Click  here   to check them out!