COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Harvard Chan-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health held a series of COVID-19 Roundtables. These interactive Zoom chats were informal discussions of the evolving COVID-19 situation, related work being done by Center members, associated subjects, and how these issues impact the Center. Each roundtable was designed as a jumping-off point for a spontaneous conversation that examined relevant and timely concerns.

The Harvard Chan-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health COVID-19 Roundtable series consisted of:

April 22, 2020: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

May 13, 2020: Center members’ COVID-19-related laboratory studies

June 10, 2020: COVID-19-related cohort activities

June 24, 2020: COVID-19’s demonstrated community disparities

At the Harvard T.H. Chan NIEHS Center for Environmental Health, we study the impacts of exposures to metals, organic chemicals, particulate matter, and other toxins on human health. The Center is housed at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and provides translational research support to environmental health scientists throughout Harvard University and the Harvard teaching hospitals.  Read more …

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Marc Weisskopf, the Harvard Chan NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Center Director, led a new research comparing the health of athletes in the National Football League and Major League Baseball. The study looked at 6,000 athletes between the years of 1979 and 2013. During that period, there were 517 deaths among NFL players and 431 deaths among MLB players, translating into a 26% higher mortality rate among football players compared with baseball players. The findings showed that while NFL players died of neurodegenerative diseases at a higher rate than MLB players, both groups of athletes were more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than brain diseases.
Learn more and listen to the podcast.

NIEHS Center’s 2020-2021 Environmental Health Colloquium Speaker Series
Colloquium theme “Racism, Disparities, and Environmental Health”
Check the calendar for dates and speakers

NIEHS Center’s Space for Alternative Research Collaborations (SPARC)

Interested in sparking new collaborations and being eligible for a new funding opportunity? SPARC 2019-2020 filer


C-CHANGE First Friday
Forge new collaborations and catch up with old friends at C-CHANGE First Fridays.
These events, hosted the first Friday of each month, will provide an opportunity for community building, networking, and mentoring with the environment and health community across Harvard. There will be a special focus on the intersection of climate, health and the global environment.

For more information and upcoming featured guests, see C-CHANGE Events


Spring Pilot Project applications are due March 5, 2021.  Check out the Center website for details.


In these informal sessions, we attempt to tune up the specific aims pages for of new and experienced investigators preparing grant applications. Senior Center members who have served on study sections along with our junior peer investigators provide feedback on these critical pages of the grant application. Center members, affiliates, and trainees are encouraged to participate whether they submit draft Specific Aims pages or not.

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CENTER EVENTS  (full calendar) 

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Pilot Project Funding: Information: NEXT DEADLINE March 5, 2021

Facility Access Funds: Application | Information



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