Deadline: September 8, 2015
posted May 2015
Congratulations to our Pilot Project Grant Awardees:
Andrea Baccarelli – DNA Conformational Changes and Arsenic Exposure
David Christiani – Genetic Variants of Maternal DNA and Maternal Urinary Arsenic Methylation Species during Pregnancy in a Population Exposed to Inorganic Arsenic from Drinking Water
Phil Demokritou – Systems and Methods for the Physico-Chemical & Toxicological Characterization of Emissions from Electronic Cigarettes
Philippe Grandjean – Early life exposure to environmental persistent pollutants and blood concentrations of adipocytokines from birth through adolescence: Identification of relevant windows of exposure and susceptibility
Elsie Sunderland and Francine Laden – Drinking water exposures to Per and Poly Fluorinated Alkylated Substances (PFASs) in the Nurses Health Study Cohort
Deadline: February 23, 2015
Congratulations to our NIEHS Center Pilot Project grantees:
- Gary Adamkiewicz: Pilot Development of a Dorchester Air Quality Surveillance System (DAQSS)
- Joe Allen: Evaluation of inhalation exposure to diacetyl and other flavoring compounds in e- cigarette
- Jennifer Bobb: A statistical approach for estimating the health effects of air pollution mixtures on multiple outcomes simultaneously
- Rama Krishnan: Assessment of Environmental Toxins: Bridging the Gap Between Cell Assays and Intact Animals/Humans
- Jim Shine: Assessment of heavy metals levels in soil and among a human population living near a copper smelter in Chile
Congratulations to the winners of the NIEHS Center Retreat’s FLASH FUNDING COMPETITION:
Jessica Savage for Integrative Metabolomics in Childhood Asthma
Jia Zhong for Exosome: a novel mediator of PM-induced airway constriction and lung inflammation
posted September 2014
October 17, 9AM-4PM
Weld Hill Research Building, Arnold Arboretum
Specific Aims Review Session – Thursday, August 8. More Information
Pilot Project funding available. Applications due September 11, 2014. More Information
Congratulations to our latest round of PILOT PROJECT AWARD recipients:
- David Christiani et al, Genome-wide microRNAs expression profiles and birth weight in umbilical cord serum among women and infants exposed prenatally to inorganic arsenic. ($22,500) Abstract
- John Godlleski and Alex Carll, Does Inhalation of Traffic-Related Particulates Impair Cardiac Performance? ($22,500) Abstract
- Mi-Sun Lee et al, Cardiac Autonomic Effects of Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarettes (ECigarettes). ($20,000) Abstract
- Alex Lu et al, The interplay of sub-lethal neonicotinoids exposure, mitochondrial epigenetics, and Parkinson’s disease. ($22,500) Abstract
- Ronit Machtinger et al, BPA and Phthalate exposure, FF exosomes, and IVF outcome. ($15,000) Abstract
- Marc Weisskopf et al, Assessment of a novel portable x-ray fluorescence device to measure bone lead. ($17,500) Abstract
The Center will be holding a Specific Aims Review session for investigators with upcoming grant submissions. A panel of faculty members will offer their review and critique of Specific Aims sections for junior faculty and post docs in a friendly, constructive, open session. Lunch will be served. All are welcome. rsvp | more info
Growing number of chemicals linked with neurodevelopmental disabilities:A recent study outlines possible links between newly recognized neurotoxicants and negative health effects on children
posted January 2014
Metals Core Research Day: The first Metals Core Research Day, held January 24th, was a huge success! View full roster of poster and talks here.
posted November 2013
◊ Center Congratulates Members on New Funding Awards:
- David Christiani received funding from the Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation for his study work Improving Lung Cancer Survival Using Integrative Molecular Analysis.
- Bernardo Lemos received the Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research for his project Heterochromatin, bisphenol A, and environmental epigenetics.
- Quan Lu received a grant from NHLBI for his work on Pharmacogenetics of Asthma Treatment
- Alex Lu received funding from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for his work entitled A Risk-based Analysis of the Effect of Pesticides on Sensitive Receptors.
posted October 2013
◊ Center Congratulates New Pilot Project Awardees!
- Konstantinos Makris: Exposures to Thyroid-Disrupting Chemicals and Thyroid Nodular Disease: The Case of Bisphenol A
- Stephanie Shore: Impact of obesity and ozone on lung microbiota in mice
- Akira Tsuda: Rapid nanoparticle translocation across the neonatal alveolar air-blood barrier
- Yongyue Wei: Maternal Metal Exposure, Cord Blood Metabolomics Biomarker, and Birth Outcome
◊ View Presentations from the 10/22/13 Harvard NIEHS Center Fall Retreat!
posted September 2013
◊ SAVE THE DATE: NIEHS Center Retreat! Tuesday, October 22, 9AM-4PM, at the J.M. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. Registration will open soon.
posted August 2013
◊ Heather Burris awarded a Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award Grant for her study, Epigenetics of the Cervix: Linking the Environment to Spontaneous Preterm Delivery – a follow-up to her 2009 NIEHS Center Pilot Project.
◊ Hot Topic Lecture by Dr. Jim Shine, Water and Health: A Global Perspective, August 13, 2013 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, FXB Bldg Rm G-13
posted July 2013
◊ Harvard NIEHS Center Pilot Project Grants offered – applications due September 12, 2013 – view RFA | full details
◊ Environmental Health Perspectives names Drs. Andrea Baccarelli and Joel Schwartz‘ Center publication 2013 Classic Paper of the Year, an award recognizing EHP’s most cited article over the preceding 60 months – view the paper here.
posted June 2013
◊ Colony Collapse Disorder – Work of Center member Alex Lu and colleagues on the effects of pesticide exposure on honeybees featured in the Boston Globe Magazine – read more
◊ Center members Drs. Christiani and Mazumbar, and colleagues receive HUCE Faculty Grant for Exploratory Research for their project “A New Model for Chronic Respiratory Disease: environmental arsenic exposure induces a novel form of cystic fibrosis.”
◊ Congratulations to Center member Quan Lu on his promotion to HSPH Associate Professor!
posted May 2013
◊ NIEHS features the work of Dr. Christiani and Center investigators on
arsenic exposure in Bangladesh – read more…
posted April 2013
◊ Harvard NIEHS Center Pilot Grant awards announced