Learn about what UNC SRP has been working on this quarter.
Spring 2021 | Program Newsletter
Community partners weigh in on needs for interactive mapping tool
"NC ENVIROSCAN is being developed to provide community members, academic researchers and public health practitioners with a mapping tool to locate areas of concern in NC for toxic chemicals, social stressors and disease trends, as well as resources to help communities address these challenges." - Director Rebecca Fry, PhD.
Increasing efficiency of gut microbiome measurements
Project 3 published a paper on a new procedure for measuring 50 compounds related to gut-brain communication. Keep Reading
Public Health Action Committee advises CEC
Partners provide input on at-risk communities in North Carolina. Keep Reading
UNC SRP Trainee Spotlight
NC State PhD student in Project 4, Hannah Peel, reflects on her experience sampling wells at the North Carolina Zoo and what experience in the field taught her. Keep Reading
Diversifying STEM researchers
Antonio Baines, PhD, CEC leader Kathleen Gray, PhD, and RETCC leader Ilona Jaspers, PhD, are leading 21st Century Environmental Health Scholars, a program with a $516,000 grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences to diversify STEM undergraduate researchers.
Project 1 trainee receives Occupational and Public Health Paper of the Year award
The Society of Toxicology awarded Abhi Venkatratnam for his paper on the effects of arsenic on gene transcription.
Rebecca Fry, PhD, presented at LSU Department of Comparative Biological Sciences on Environmental drivers of pregnancy and child health outcomes: Ties to the epigenome (February 2021)
Matthew Polizzotto, PhD, with trainees Chelsea Obeidy and Aakriti Sharma attended the Congressional Visits Day of American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. They advocated for more federal research funding (March 2021)