Newsletter | September 2022

EaRTH  NEWS

Welcome to our new look!

Announcements

Farewell & Hello

The EaRTH Center would like to send a huge thank you and heartfelt farewell to Annemarie Charlesworth, EaRTH Center Community Engagement Core Director. The effects of her dedication to health professional education and engagement, community advocacy and environmental justice can be felt throughout the Bay Area and is also evident in dozens of successful and critical projects including our Environmental Scholar's Program and the successful launch of our first Community Pilot Award. Annemarie has taken a role as Program Director with Dr. Kim Rhoads' Equity and Action Lab and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.

Please join us in welcoming James Nolan, our interim Community Engagement Core Director. He also concurrently serves as the Community Engagement Manager for a close CEC collaborator, the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (WS PEHSU). He specializes in addressing social determinants of health disparities and brings a wealth of experience leading community outreach programs and community-based participatory research. We are very fortunate to have him join us! Welcome James!

Events

Save the Date! EaRTH Center Annual Research Forum - Wednesday, November 2, 2-5 pm

We are excited to be holding our first in person Center meeting! We will have fascinating presentations from Center members and awardees, a poster session and networking opportunities. This event will be held on the Mission Bay campus, exact location to be determined. More information to come!


Save the Date! UCSF Division of Occupational and Environmental  Medicine CME - March 9-11, 2023

The Musculoskeletal System at Work and Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Flyer.

Research

EaRTH-supported Publication

Fossil fuel is the common denominator between climate change and petrochemical exposures, and effects on women and childrenʼs health (IJOG)

Jessica Trowbridge, Dana E. Goin, Dimitri Abrahamsson, Rachel Sklar, Tracey J. Woodruff


Publications from Our Collaborators

Climate-Smart Radiation Oncology Care (Call-to-action piece, IJROBP)


Environmental Outcomes Associated With Transition From In-Person to a Virtual Oncology Conference During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Jama Oncology)


Environmentally sustainable brachytherapy care (Brachytherapy)


Wildfires & Health Education Hub from our friends at the UC Center for Climate, Health and Equity

We encourage healthcare providers to share the following evidence-based infographics with patients through a variety of means: electronically, on digital or print posters, print out and provide during a visit, include them in after-visit or discharge summaries, and/or place in clinic waiting rooms. Check them out here.

Grant & Funding Opportunities

NIEHS RFAs on Multi-Omics for Health and Disease

Letters of Intent are due October 18 and applications are due November 18, 2022.

 

RFA-HG-22-008 - Multi-Omics for Health and Disease - Disease Study Sites (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

RFA-HG-22-009 - Multi-Omics for Health and Disease - 'Omics Production Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

RFA-HG-22-010 - Multi-Omics for Health and Disease - Data Analysis and Coordination Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Job Postings & Other Opportunities

Assistant Professor - Environmental Justice and Health Equity

The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Environmental Justice and Health Equity. The successful candidate will be invited to join the Environmental Health Sciences Division in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Joint appointments with department-affiliated institutes and initiatives, or other UC Berkeley departments, will also be considered. Apply by October 18. Job posting here


Senior Scientist - Office of Research and Development

This position is located in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) in the Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER). CESER provides research-based solutions and technical support to assist customers with regulatory, policy, and guidance decisions and to help customers solve environmental problems in the built environment. Job posting here.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Health

The Department of Public Health at the University of California, Merced, is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor of public health. Apply by October 12. Job posting here


Assistant, Associate or Professor in Epidemiology/Environmental Health

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Public Health seeks to expand its environmental health program capacity in exposure science via multiple open-rank, tenure-eligible positions. UK seeks qualified faculty members at any level who will conduct high-quality environmental health and/or environmental epidemiology research in collaboration with faculty members across the campus. Applications received by October 1st 2022, will be given priority consideration. The search will remain open until filled. Job posting here.


Postdoctoral Fellowships for Sustainability Solutions

The University of Southern California (USC) is launching a unique, high-visibility postdoctoral fellowship program as part of Assignment: Earth, the USC campus-wide sustainability framework. The program aims to accelerate sustainability research; train future leaders in academia, government and non-governmental organizations, and industry; and support discovery, evaluation, and implementation of innovative solutions to sustainability problems. Apply by November 15. Application instructions here.


Population Health PhD Program

Faculty in the Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, seek applicants to our PhD Program in Population Health who are focused on the field of environmental health. Research areas will broadly address environmental exposures in relation to maternal and child health outcomes across the life course, leveraging data from multiple pregnancy and birth cohorts. Submission deadline: December 6, 2022. Application instructions hereFor questions about the position, please contact Dr. Julia Varshavsky at j.varshavsky@northeastern.edu.

Attention Center members and affiliates! Did you know you can apply for free funding for EaRTH Core services? Learn about our Seedling Award Program.


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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, our sponsoring agency, requires investigators who use the EaRTH Center's resources and services to acknowledge that support in the publications as well as any poster presentations, seminar talks, press releases, and other documents relevant to research. This acknowledgement also applies to recipients of Pilot Project funding. See the EaRTH website for acknowledgement text. Award P30-ES030284.

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