Newsletter | January 2023


Happy New Year! Wishing you all a joyous, prosperous and

environmentally-friendly 2023!


Congratulations to our Annual Forum Networking Award Recipients!

This past November we held our 2nd Annual Research Forum that included a poster session, flash talks and an environmental health research themed networking session. Attendees were eligible to apply for two $5K awards. We thank everyone that applied with their excellent project ideas!

Please join us in congratulating:

Lin Li, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Ob/Gyn & RS, UCSF

Identification of environmental chemicals linked with inflammation and disease severity in pregnancies afflicted with SARS-CoV2 infection

Ana Mora-Wyrobek, MD, PhD, Assistant Researcher, Center for Environmental Research and Community Health, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) among Mexican American families living in the Salinas Valley, California: a pilot study


WS PEHSU Environmental Health Grand Rounds: 3rd annual Herb Needleman lecture, Thursday, January 26, 8 am

Join us for the UCSF Occupational and Environmental Health Grand Rounds. The speaker is Brenda Eskenazi, MA, PhD, Emeritus Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and Director, Center for Environmental Health Research and Children’s Health. Her lecture is titled “Lessons from the fields: 25 years of working with agricultural families in California.”


Sponsored by the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE), and the UCSF EARTH Center, the lecture is presented annually in honor of Dr. Needleman’s groundbreaking work on the hazards of environmental lead on children’s neurodevelopment, and his perseverance despite fierce opposition from industry. Register here.

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.


Special issue on climate and women’s health

This week the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics published a special issue exploring how climate change can adversely impact women’s health, how the OBGYN field can reduce its own impact on climate while also better supporting patients. EaRTH researchers were critical contributors to many of the articles.

Code OB: We need urgent action on climate change and toxic chemicals

Tracey J. Woodruff, Annemarie Charlesworth, Marya G. Zlatnik, Santosh Pandipati, Nathaniel DeNicola, Iftikhar Latif

*supported by EaRTH P30-ES030284 from NIEHS/NIH

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

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

*supported by EaRTH P30-ES030284 from NIEHS/NIH

Commentary on the climate crisis and Women's health: Time for action

Linda C. Giudice

Housing: Fragile buffer to wildfire smoke in pregnancy

Rachel S. Sklar, Amy M. Padula

Grant & Funding Opportunities


Current requests for applications issued by NIEHS.

Job Postings & Other Opportunities

Research Scientist

The Department of Toxic Substances Control Environmental Chemical Lab is seeking a research scientist with experience working in persistent organic pollutants analysis of environmental samples using GC or LC-MS. The search will remain open until filled. Job posting here.

Toxicology and Research Scientist Positions at CalEPA OEHHA

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), part of the California EPA, is seeking to hire an Environmental Biomonitoring Epidemiologist, Toxicologists, a Racial Equity and Environmental Justice Manager, as well as several other positions. All positions are open until filled. See their job postings here.  

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

To request a consultation with an EaRTH Core service, click here.

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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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