Scheurer named to oncology society

GC-CPEH Translational Navigator, Dr. Michael Scheurer, professor of pediatrics – hematology and oncology, and co-leader of cancer prevention and population sciences at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been voted president-elect of the American Society of Preventive Oncology. He will serve in this role for two years and then serve as president for the followingContinue reading “Scheurer named to oncology society”

Aagaard receives Translational Research Impact Award

Center member Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, Henry and Emma Meyer Chair and professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received the Translational Research Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology. She is recognized for the high impact of her clinical, environmental and translational research identifying the molecular mechanisms which link maternal environmental and nutritional exposuresContinue reading “Aagaard receives Translational Research Impact Award”

Oluyomi Participated in COP 27 Climate Change Conference

Dr. Abiodun Oluyomi, an IHSFC navigator, participated as an observer at the COP 27 climate change conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt ( and was featured in Austin Chronicle on November 21 for the article: “COP27: Protecting the Human Rights of Climate Refugees.”

King honored during IDWeek

Dr. Katherine King, GC-CPEH Full Member and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, was honored at the society’s dinner, “Celebrating Women in Science and the People Who Inspire Them,” The honor came during IDWeek, the premier annual infectious diseases meeting, held Oct. 19-23 in Washington, D.C.

Linder appointed to National Environmental Board

Dr. Stephen Linder, GC-CPEH member, was recently appointed to the Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS) of the National Academy of Sciences. BECS focuses on the intersection of environmental change and human behavior, and addresses the social, political and economic factors at work behind our changing climate. Dr. Linder is the director of The University of TexasContinue reading “Linder appointed to National Environmental Board”

Symanski named BCM Woman of Excellence

Dr. Elaine Symanski, a GC-CPEH Deputy Director, has been chosen as one of the 21-22 BCM Women of Excellence awardees. This award recognizes Dr. Symanski’s pioneering work establishing a P50 Center of Excellence in Health Disparities, her extraordinary contributions and accomplishments in the area of health equity, and her leadership in addressing issues related to environmental healthContinue reading “Symanski named BCM Woman of Excellence”

Center Member Delivers Climate Change Lecture

Dr. Abiodun Oluyomi of the GC-CPEH was invited to deliver a public lecture on “Environmental Health and Disasters in the Age of Global Climate Change: Implication for Humanitarian Crises’’ at the University of Jos, Plateau State in Nigeria. The public lecture was organized by the University of Jos Centre for Conflict Management and Peace StudiesContinue reading “Center Member Delivers Climate Change Lecture”