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”

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”

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”