Baylor College of Medicine has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a new Maternal and Infant Environmental Health Riskscape (MIEHR) Research Center. Baylor will receive $7.1 million over five years and is one of only three sites in the country selected as a Center of Excellence for environmental health disparities research byContinue reading “The Maternal and Infant Environmental Health Riskscape (MIEHR) Research Center”
GC-CPEH Deputy Director, Dr. Elaine Symanski’s Metal Air Pollution Partnership Solutions project was highlighted in the June 2020 Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Newsletter by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Dr. Symanski with GC-CPEH members, Drs. Inkyu Han and Heyreoun An Han and the rest of her team working together withContinue reading “Metal Air Pollution Partnership Solutions (MAPPS) Project Highlighted in NIH PEPH Newsletter”
GC-CPEH Director, Dr. Cheryl Walker’s recent study published in Nature Communications shows how an early life chemical exposure can permanently reprogram the liver epigenome to cause diet-triggered metabolic dysfunction later in life. “In our study, we found that even a brief exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) while the liver was developing caused prematureContinue reading “GC-CPEH Study Published in Nature Communications on Accelerated Epigenetic Aging Caused by Early-Life EDC Exposure Featured as “Paper of the Month” by NIEHS”
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: https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2019/10/feature/2-feature-hurricane/index.htm.
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/.
KPRC NBC 2 Newscast: Harvey, 2 years later KHOU CBS 11 Newscast: Harvey 2 years later (This segment also aired in Tyler and Beaumont, TX) KTRH NewsRadio 740 Broadcast: Baylor College of Medicine hosts Harvey symposium KTRK ABC 13 Online: Stress and pesticides: Health consequences emerging 2 years after Hurricane Harvey
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”
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”
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 (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”