2017 Pilot Projects

  • Immune mechanisms of ozone-induced lung inflammation - Angela Haczku, MD, PhD

Upcoming Events

Dec
11
Mon
12:00 pm Monthly Aims Review @ 2003 VM3B
Monthly Aims Review @ 2003 VM3B
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Career Development Program of the NIEHS Core Center is organizing a monthly review of Specific Aims for grant applications. The goal is to provide constructive feedback from Center Investigators ( many of whom have served on study sections for NIH and other granting agencies) on Increasing the clarity and impact of your Aims page, as well as discuss the research goals, rationale and approach of the grant. All Center members are invited to participate as reviewers.
Dec
14
Thu
4:00 pm National Institute of Environmen... @ 1105 VM3B
National Institute of Environmen... @ 1105 VM3B
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences T32 Seminar Series 2017-2018. Perinatal Programming of Obesity Speaker: Sebastien Bouret, University of Southern California  
Jan
8
Mon
12:00 pm Monthly Aims Review @ TBD
Monthly Aims Review @ TBD
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Career Development Program of the NIEHS Core Center is organizing a monthly review of Specific Aims for grant applications. The goal is to provide constructive feedback from Center Investigators ( many of whom have served on study sections for NIH and other granting agencies) on Increasing the clarity and impact of your Aims page, as well as discuss the research goals, rationale and approach of the grant. All Center members are invited to participate as reviewers.
Jan
18
Thu
4:00 pm National Institute of Environmen... @ 1010 Valley
National Institute of Environmen... @ 1010 Valley
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS T32 Seminar Series 2017-2018 Speaker: Dr. Cyprianna Swiderski, Mississippi State University

EHS Researchers in the News

  • Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

    Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk. In the study, children whose mothers took 800 or more micrograms of folic acid (the amount in most prenatal vitamins) had a significantly lower risk of developing autism […]

EHS Center Member Focus

  • Pamela Lein, PhD – Co-Director, Career Development Program

    Pam Lein’s interest in toxicology started when she was an environmental science major at Cornell University. She became fascinated with the poisonous plant garden at Cornell’s veterinary school where her father was a professor. “I decided to take a course in poisonous plants while I was there, and that is how I was introduced to the concept of toxicology,” says Dr. Lein. She began to see that many problems in society revolve around chemical effects on biological systems. To her, understanding “how chemicals modify biology and how that manifests at the organism level,” is a puzzle, and she loves puzzles.
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Graduate Student Krista Haapanen Represents UC Davis at Annual PEPH Conference

On the 18th and 19th of this month, graduate student Krista Haapanen had the opportunity to represent UC Davis at “Engaging Diverse Partners: Strategies to Address Environmental Public Health,” a joint NIEHS meeting of the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) network and Disaster Research Response (DR2) program. The meeting, which took place on the NIEHS campus in Durham, North Carolina, brought together scholars and advocates from across the country to focus on successful approaches for engaging with diverse partners.

In a series of presentations and small group discussions, participants discussed their unique experiences, opportunities, and challenges working with partners from Community-based and Environmental Justice Organizations, Educators, Healthcare Professionals, Tribal Communities, Decision Makers, and Workers. Liam O’Fallon, Director of the PEPH, placed particular emphasis on not only discussing past work, but also identifying next steps for advancing the NIEHS’ efforts to address environmental public health concerns.

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Building Equitable Partnerships

June 28th, 2017 marked this year’s first bi-annual meeting of the Environmental Health Sciences Center’s Community Stakeholder’s Advisory Committee (CSTAC). Attendees, which included both CSTAC members and EHSC researchers, traveled from throughout the Central Valley to UC Merced where they spent the day exchanging updates, welcoming new members, and discussing the dimensions of equitable community-university research partnerships.

Members of the Environmental Health Sciences Center’s CSTAC represent a range of community organizations and agencies that work to promote environmental health and justice. Their expertise covers a wide range of environmental issues including air, water, food, and agriculture, and they work with the EHSCC’s Community Engagement Core (CEC) to align the activities of the EHSC to the needs and interests of communities facing high burdens of environmental hazards and social vulnerability. At the June 12th meeting, the CSTAC welcomed four new members: Isabel Arrollo of El Quinto Sol de America; Nayamin Martinez of the Central California Environmental Justice Network; Amrith Gunasekara of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; and Veronica Eady of the California Air Resources Board.

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