May 282014

Lioy-Weisel-exposure-science-coverDrs. Paul Lioy and Clifford Weisel, Professors in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine of Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, have published a new text book, Exposure Science: Basic Principles and Applications.  Drs. Lioy and Weisel are both members of CEED and lead its Controlled Exposure Facility Core.

Reference: Lioy P. and Weisel C. (2014). Exposure Science: Basic Principles and Applications. Waltham, MA, Academic Press

 May 28, 2014
May 142014

CEED, in collaboration with EOHSI, is soliciting applications for its 2014 Pilot Project Program. Pilot funding supports new environmental health research with the potential to improve human health.

* The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to Monday, June 16, 2014.*

The mission of CEED is to understand how environmental exposures are integrated with host and environmental factors to influence human diseases, and to use this information to improve human health through education, outreach, and mechanistically based intervention, prevention, and treatment modalities.

This year’s RFA encourages interdisciplinary approaches to environmental health sciences. A maximum of $25,000 will be available for each grant; however, budgetary justification will be a significant component in reviewing these grants. The program is open to all Rutgers faculty members, with special consideration given to new faculty members. Membership in the NIEHS Center or in EOHSI is not required, however, collaborative projects with CEED/EOHSI members are strongly encouraged.

The full Request for Proposals (RfP) is available for download here.

 May 14, 2014
May 142014

The grant’s annual ~$1.25 million funding (direct costs) will be supplemented with $1 million in university funding over the five-year cycle and will help to implement CEED’s vision to pursue precision environmental health research through the integration of clinical, basic and population-based studies. CEED will leverage its extensive experience and expertise with new capabilities in exposure biology, epigenomics and microbiomics. 

Funding will support such specific uses as enhancing technology and laboratories; providing training, mentoring and career development opportunities to junior and established investigators or clinicians entering environmental health research; supporting innovative research and emerging science through pilot grants; developing research and engagement programs that address community health needs; and presenting research findings to stakeholders, including local, state and federal government agencies to provide guidance on mitigation of risk.

[Read the full story here.]
 May 14, 2014