Request for Proposals 2018-2019 Pilot Projects

  • Equity Issues in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Upcoming Events

Oct
9
Mon
12:00 pm Monthly Aims Review
Monthly Aims Review
Oct 9 @ 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.
Nov
13
Mon
12:00 pm Monthly Aims Review @ 2003 VM3B
Monthly Aims Review @ 2003 VM3B
Nov 13 @ 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
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.
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.

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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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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Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

For the last five years, California’s drought has given rise to a host of water policies aiming to ensure that all Californians have access to clean drinking water. Despite these policies, however, injustice in water allocation remains a significant problem.
​    As of 2016, an estimated 39 million people live in the state of California. The majority of these people live in urban areas (approximately 87% in 2010), and, historically, the urban majority has assumed more rights to water than the rural minority. Many of California’s rural communities are composed of primarily low-income people of color, most of whom speak little to no English. This combination of reasons causes these communities to lack significant representation within the state government, and allows the government to ignore their needs in favor of those policies that benefit the majority.

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