• EHS Center researchers receive NIH grant to create Environmental Justice Academy

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  • EHS Center Hosts First Academy Day The first ever UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Academy Day on March 21 brought together multi-disciplinary researchers and community-based organizations to discuss concerns about environmental health impacts, specifically those centered on water safety and contamination issues in the Central Valley. Academy Day provided attendees with opportunities for mutual learning and information sharing. The aim was ...
  • Domoic Acid Workshop to be held at UC Davis on May 4th The UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center, the UC Davis Counter ACT Center and the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will host a workshop, Domoic Acid: Evaluating the State of the Science and Implications for Human Toxicity. The event will be held on the UC Davis campus in the Buehler Alumni Center. Domoic acid is a neurotoxin that ...
  • EHS Center Announces 2017-18 Pilot Grant Recipients The UC Davis EHS Center Pilot Projects Program is pleased to announce recipients of the 2017-2018 pilot awards: Developmental exposure to organophosphorus pesticides to evaluate airway hyperreactivity – Principal Investigator: Ana Cristina Grodzki, PhD (Department of Molecular Biosciences) Immune mechanisms of ozone-induced lung inflammation in non-human primates – Principal Investigator: Angela Haczku, MD, PhD (Department of Internal Medicine: Pulmonary and ...
  • 3.8.2017 EHS Center Member Update Center Director, Irva Hertz-Picciotto testified at the California Senate Committee on Environmental Quality’s Oversight Hearing related to new regulations proposed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). The new regulations were created in response to a 2010 study by the California Environmental Health Tracking Program (CEHTP), Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Public Schools in California, which examined ...
  • Project TENDR – Documentary The science is in. The evidence is clear and sufficient. A group of leading health professionals, scientists and advocates agrees that chemical exposures are putting children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders like autism, ADHD and learning disabilities. EHS Center Director, Irva Hertz-Picciotto is the co-founder of Project TENDR, an organization that is working to protect infants ...
  • EHS Center Welcomes Jill Silverman, PhD   The EHS Center is delighted to welcome new member, Dr. Jill Silverman. Dr. Silverman’s predoctoral research in Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center employed preclinical rat models of psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and drug abuse. She conducted postdoctoral training and research in translational and behavioral ...
  • Rebecca Calisi-Rodriguez, PhD receives 2017-18 EHS Scholar award Dr. Calisi-Rodríguez has been selected as the 2017-18 EHS Scholar, an award program sponsored by the Center’s Career Development Program. Her research focuses on how changing physical and social environments affect the brain, behavior, and reproduction. As the Center’s EHS Scholar, Dr. Calisi-Rodríguez plans to expand her research program to investigate how pollutants in the environment affect animal ...
  • Center researchers receive grant to develop Environmental Justice Academy Building effective, equitable, and sustainable university-community partnerships is essential to the success of environmental health science research. Yet, researchers and community advocates often do not have the capacity to build and maintain these partnerships. Without effective training academic and community stakeholders may miss important opportunities for bi-directional learning, potentially reproduce disparities between universities and communities, particularly in ...
  • Assessment of Breast Milk for Chemicals Found in Personal Care Products Article by Shivani Kamal 2015 pilot award recipient, Dr. Candace Bever conducted a study examining the presence of chemicals in human breast milk. The chemicals she selected for the project are some found in personal-care products such as toothpaste and liquid hand soap. One particular chemical used in these products is triclosan, an antibacterial agent. Triclosan ends ...
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About EHSC

About Our Center

The UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) is one of more than 20 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers across the country, that facilitate multidisciplinary scientific and community-driven research collaborations to reduce environmentally-related diseases and to grow the next generation of environmental health scientists. The center at UC Davis links experts in the schools of medicine and veterinary medicine and the four colleges (Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Letters and Science)–to support research on the biologic mechanisms, social and economic factors that contribute to health outcomes like autism, obesity, and asthma. Environmental factors suspected to contribute to these disorders include particles and volatile organic compounds in ambient air, pollutants in drinking water and food, and household or personal-care products.

 

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The Center’s regional focus is the San Joaquin Valley. This fertile valley comprises some of the nation’s most economically productive agricultural land, yet approximately half of the Valley’s residents experience increased risk of exposure to environmental hazards and a high level of socioeconomic vulnerability (poverty, limited access to health care). To ensure that research projects supported by the EHSC are responsive to the environmental health needs of the community; a diverse group of community stakeholders representing NGOs and government agencies guides the development of Center research priorities, facilitated by a robust Community Outreach and Engagement Core.