Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Southern University (TSU) and UTHealth Houston were awarded a grant to study how structural racism effects maternal and infant health in the Houston area. Read the full article at Baylor College of Medicine News.
Three researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, including our own center member Katherine King, launch a new clinical genomic sequencing program to help patients with an undiagnosed condition. Read more about the new program on the BCM From the Labs blog.
Dr. Philip Lupo, professor of pediatrics – hematology and oncology and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Molecular Epidemiology, received a five-year grant of $2.9 million from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for his project titled, “A US-UK Collaborative Study of the Health of Children Born from In Vitro Fertilization: From Conception Through YoungContinue reading “Lupo earns grant to study health of IVF children”
NIEHS featured the work of center member Elaine Symanski and team on addressing metal recycling pollution in Houston. The partnership, the Metal Air Pollution Partnership Solutions (MAPPS) study, co-developed an action plan and recently published their results to sustainably address community concerns. https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/translational/peph/newsletter/2023/08/ Elaine Symanski, Heyreoun An Han, Sheryl McCurdy, Loren Hopkins, Juan Flores, InkyuContinue reading “Symanski and Team Featured in NIEHS News”
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”
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”
Dr. Abiodun Oluyomi, an IHSFC navigator, participated as an observer at the COP 27 climate change conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (https://unfccc.int/cop27) and was featured in Austin Chronicle on November 21 for the article: “COP27: Protecting the Human Rights of Climate Refugees.” https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2022-11-21/cop27-protecting-the-human-rights-of-climate-refugees/
Listen to Houston Public Media discuss the Jones Road Superfund site. Pilot grant awardee Lance Hallberg is testing exposure assessments in the community. In collaboration with the Texas Health and Environment Alliance, researchers are testing water and air at 55 properties, with the goal of providing more data for community members.
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.
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”