Environmental Health Science Faculty News and Grant Successes

2020 CHHE Outstanding Member Award

Congratulations to Drs. Michael Bereman and Mike Cowley for being selected to receive the 2020 Center for Human Health and Environment Outstanding Member Award. This award is given in recognition of their outstanding contributions to environmental health science and the Center.

Dr. Bereman’s work is focused on underlying mechanisms of etiology of ALS and the development of innovative and quantitative analytical methodologies. He has been a leader of the proteomics initiative within the CHHE since his arrival in 2013 and this has grown under his leadership to a more advanced Systems Technologies Core and partnership with METRIC.

Dr. Cowley’s work is aimed at understanding how the developmental environment can program susceptibility to metabolic disease later in life through modulating imprinted gene activity early in life. He has advanced the stature of the Center through his research and through his role as Co-leader of CHHE’s Environmental Epigenetics and Genetics Research Interest Group and participation in the High School Teacher’s Summer Program and community engagement

Faculty News

Catherine Hoyo has been named University Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor.

Jane Hoppin has been named a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Guidance on PFAS Testing and Health Outcomes.

Grant Successes

Congratulations to Michael Cowley for being awarded a five-year, $1,584,395 NIEHS R01 grant for their proposal entitled “The Imprinted Gene Network in the Programming of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by Early Life Cadmium Exposure”. Co-I’s: Scott Belcher and Anna Mae Diehl (Duke).

Congratulations to Catherine Hoyo, David Skaar and Randy Jirtle for their five-year, $3,043,000 NIH NGA R01 award for their proposal entitled “Characterizing the Human Imprint Regulatory Regions Associated with Childhood Obesity”.

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