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”

Chen earns a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pediatric Networks

Dr. Timothy Stout, chair and professor of ophthalmology, and Dr. Rui Chen, professor of molecular and human genetics and GC-CPEH Member, have been awarded a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pediatric Networks for the Human Cell Atlas grant to create an atlas of genes and proteins of the human eye across pediatric development. The $2.5 million grant will supportContinue reading “Chen earns a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pediatric Networks”

Arey receives grant for memory research

GC-CPEH Pilot Awardee, Dr. Rachel Arey, assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology and in the Center for Precision Environmental Health, received a three-year, $225,000 grant from the Whitehall Foundation Inc. for her project to better understand the ability to form long-term memories. She will use the C. elegans model system to learn more about mRNAs involvedContinue reading “Arey receives grant for memory research”

Finnell earns grant for birth defect research

GC-CPEH Member, Dr. Richard H. Finnell, professor and holder of the William T. Butler MD Distinguished Chair, received a four-year, more than $2 million renewal of his NIH grant, “Intervention Strategies for Non-Folate Responsive Neural Tube Defects.” Efforts to better understand the underlying mechanism of folic acid’s beneficial effects may lead to novel intervention strategies to helpContinue reading “Finnell earns grant for birth defect research”

Symanski featured in NIEHS PEPH Newsletter

Dr. Elaine Symanski knows that it’s critical to meaningfully involve communities to promote social and environmental justice. As the director of the Maternal and Infant Environmental Health Riskscape Research Center; and deputy director of the Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health, she ensures her environmental health research is culturally relevant by getting community buy-inContinue reading “Symanski featured in NIEHS PEPH Newsletter”

Center Featured in NIEHS Newsletter

Environmental Factor, NIEHS’s award-winning online newsletter, featured the work of center members and their environmental health studies launched after Hurricane Harvey.“ It was an impressive display of the science efforts and collaborations that quickly came together in response to Hurricane Harvey,” said NIEHS Senior Medical Advisor Aubrey Miller, M.D. Read more at: