Dr. Farrah Kheradmand’s Study Raises Health Concerns About the Use of E-cigarettes

GC-CPEH member, Dr. Farrah Kheradmand’s study raises health concerns about the use of electronic cigarettes.  “The opposing views on the safety of e-cigarettes prompted one of my graduate students, Matthew Madison, to investigate the effects of chronic exposure to e-cigarette vapors and to conventional tobacco smoke on murine lung function” Read the full article at: https://blogs.bcm.edu/2019/09/10/from-the-labs-e-cigarettes-disrupt-lung-function-and-raise-risk-of-infection/.

29th Annual Keck Conference

Precision Environmental Health: Integrating Environmental Sciences, Genomics, and Data Science to Advance Human Health. This conference focuses on interdisciplinary bioscience and will include talks from internationally recognized experts in the broad area of environmental health sciences. Confirmed speakers include: Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of PublicContinue reading “29th Annual Keck Conference”

Hurricane Harvey Symposium

This symposium will highlight selected research and organizational activities that occurred during and after the storm, and provide an update on key milestones and data obtained from associated disaster research response activities with the local community and other stakeholders. Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: Cullen Auditorium Baylor CollegeContinue reading “Hurricane Harvey Symposium”

Study Investigates Environmental and Chemical Exposures after Harvey

Learn more about how researchers from UTHealth-School of Public Health, Texas A&M University and Oregon State University, researchers from the Baylor Environmental Health Service teamed up on a project to monitor chemical exposure in communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. As residents returned to their homes, questions arose about the possible health effects.

The Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health Designated Center of Excellence

The Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH), a multimillion dollar Texas Medical Center effort jointly led by Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, has been designated as a Center of Excellence in environmental health sciences research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).Continue reading “The Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health Designated Center of Excellence”