CEED, in collaboration with EOHSI, solicited applications for its 2015-16 Pilot Project Program. The mission of CEED is to understand how environmental exposures are integrated with host and environmental factors to influence human diseases. Further, to use this information to improve human health through education, outreach, and mechanistically based intervention, prevention, and treatment modalities. This year’s request for proposals encouraged interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to problems in the environmental health sciences, including involvement of the Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC).
Five pilot projects were chosen for funding for this cycle. They include:
- Design and Development of a Novel Personal Nasal Filter to Improve Respiratory Health (Han, P.I.)
- Microfluidic Biosensor for Dual Detection of Nitrite Content and Inflammatory Protein Biomarkers in Exhaled Breath (Javanmard, P.I.)
- Rutgers Commuter and Community Cohort (RC3) Study: Community Viewpoints (Laumbach, P.I.)
- Assessment of Microbial Communities in Real-World Urban Air Pollution Particulate Matter (Schwander, P.I.)
- Epigenetic Deregulation of Sexual Developmental by In Utero Exposure to Zeranol (Zarbl, P.I.)
Summary descriptions of the 5 projects can be see on the Pilot Program page.