Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH)

The Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH), the NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Center in the Texas Gulf Coast Region (P30ES030285), stimulates impactful environmental health 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.

GC-CPEH Pilot Project Funding

We are pleased to announce the availability of Pilot Project funding. The RFA is designed to promote precision environmental health research including the impact of climate change on human environmental health.

GC-CPEH Members and faculty from GC-CPEH supporting institutions (BCM, UTHealth Houston, and UTMB) who are eligible for Principal Investigator status on federal research grants are eligible for this RFA. 

Electronic LOI package Due: 5 pm, November 22, 2022.


Society of Toxicology Lone Star Regional Chapter Meeting

Nov 30-Dec 1, 2022
Cullen Auditorium, Baylor College of Medicine

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December 8, 2022
Mod Coffeehouse, Galveston, TX



October 17-19, 2023
Houston, TX

More information to follow.


Our center offers a wide variety of subsidized in-house and external core services for our center members.

PIPELINE Facility Core

State-of-the-art imaging with continually evolving genomic, epigenomic, metabolic and proteomic, and informatics approaches, applied from the single-cell to population level studies.

Integrated Health Sciences Facility Core

Seamless access to expertise and capabilities for translational research of basic sciences into clinical and population-based studies.

Core Utilization and Subsidy Program

Members using our 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%.


The center supports pilot studies designed to promote precision environmental health research at the intersection of genetics/epigenetics, environmental health, and data science.

Full Awards

The Full Pilot Grant funding mechanism supports projects up to $40,000 with a one-year performance period. 

Rapid Response Awards

The Rapid Response funding mechanism is designed to respond quickly to meritorious requests for support from GC-CPEH members to address time-sensitive research opportunities. 


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Cite the Center

Please remember to cite center in your publications.

“Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P30ES030285. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”