The PIPELINE Core advances precision environmental health research by providing access to “omic” expertise and technologies.
Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH)
The GC-CPEH stimulates impactful environmental health science research, provides inter-institutional access to resources and state-of-the-art technologies, fosters community engagement, and enables rapid coordination of research and response activities during and after environmental disasters.
The IHSFC provides seamless access to expertise and capabilities for translational research of basic sciences into clinical and population-based studies.
GC-CPEH members utilizing the PIPELINE or IHSFC Facility Cores for in-house services, consultations, or to place orders for outside services are eligible for subsidies to underwrite their costs up to 50%. These subsidies are also available to non-members who have been awarded Pilot Projects.
SCI Café (where Sciences and Communities Interact) are hosted by the CEC staff and center members at local cafes. Community members are invited to join to informally discuss topics of interest or concern. Example topics include Disaster Research Response, Healthy Homes, Military Exposures and Veterans Health, Environmental Health Policy and Me, and Asthma and Respiratory Disease. SCI Cafés are hosted at various venues.
Upcoming SCI Café on COVID 19 Vaccine Development & Deployment:
On January 19, 2021, we will hold a virtual Coffee and Conversation SCI Café in partnership with the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science in Houston, Texas. The discussion features Community Engagement Core Co-director Stephen Linder, who is nationally recognized for his contributions to COVID-19 research and development of evidence-based policy for the greater Houston area and the state. We’ll talk about the challenges, misconceptions and hopes for the vaccine as well as the questions that you bring to the table.
To ensure a spot at our virtual table, please register online at https://www.thehealthmuseum.org/event/coffee-conversations-everything-you-want-and-need-know-about-covid-19-vaccines.
Please reach out to Krista Bohn (krbohn@UTMB.EDU) with any questions. You may submit questions in advance by emailing Krista or chat them during the discussion.
Past SCI Café:
SCI Café on COVID 19 Vaccine Development & Deployment: On December 16, 2020, we explored and discussed the current knowledge and research revolving around COVID-19 vaccine research, development, and deployment. This conversation featured the UTMB’s Alan Barrett, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology & Department of Microbiology & Immunology; Director, Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences and Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training for Emerging Infectious Diseases Member, Center for Tropical Diseases; and Kathy Barrosso, CPA, Chief Executive Officer, Galveston County Health District.
Coffee & Conversations at the Health Museum: On March 13, 2020, we held a virtual Coffee and Conversation SCI Café in partnership with the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science in Houston, Texas. The panel included Scott C. Weaver, MS, PhD, Director of the UTMB Institute for Human Infections & Immunity and Scientific Director of the Galveston National Laboratory, which is actively engaged in COVID-19 research, and one of only two National Labs with BSL 4 capabilities located on a U.S. university campus. It also included Umair Shah, MD, MPH, Local Health Authority and Executive Director for Harris County Public Health, which includes 700 public health professionals serving 4.5 million people. The community was able to engage in dialogue in real-time with speakers to address their concerns and questions and continued to do so following the event via the web. The recorded event has since been viewed well over 1,000 times.
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