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Heather Patisaul works at a light box

Jul 7, 2022

Associate Dean for Research Patisaul Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions

Heather Patisaul has been named chair for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the NC State Research Leadership Academy, and has received an award from the Society of Toxicology. 

Cathrine Hoyo stands in her lab in front of a shelf filled with lab equipment.

Jun 13, 2022

Researchers Examine How Environmental Contaminants Affect Diverse Populations

Cathrine Hoyo, professor of biological sciences, is studying how environmental contaminants affect liver health in diverse populations.  

Zoe Lindsey-Mills and Rob Smart talk in his lab

May 14, 2020

Center for Human Health and the Environment Receives $7.6M Funding Renewal

The NIEHS will continue to fund the center's work to understand how human health is impacted by environmental factors for another five years. 

Zoe Lindsey-Mills and Rob Smart review research on a laptop in their lab

Mar 4, 2020

Connecting Your World With Your Health

The Center for Human Health and the Environment shares its expertise with communities across North Carolina. 

Fishing boats on the Cape Fear River

Feb 7, 2020

High Levels of PFAS Affect Immune, Liver Functions in Cape Fear River Striped Bass

Researchers have found elevated levels of 11 per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the blood of Cape Fear River striped bass. 

NC State University sign

Nov 12, 2019

Flame-Retardant Exposure Increases Anxiety, Affects Social Behaviors in Prairie Vole

This research supports the hypothesis that chemical flame retardants can adversely affect neurological development and social behavior. 

NC State Belltower at night

May 21, 2018

Researcher to Study GenX Exposure in Cape Fear Fish, Alligators

An NC State toxicologist will study GenX exposure in striped bass, catfish and alligators that inhabit the Cape Fear River watershed. 

Center for Human Health and the Environment symposium

Feb 20, 2018

Researchers Explore the Link Between Environment, Genes and Health

NC State’s Center for Human Health and the Environment hosted its second annual symposium focused on epigenetics, the environment and human health. 

NC State Belltower

Nov 6, 2017

Researchers Receive Grant to Study GenX Exposure in New Hanover County Residents

NC State researchers will lead a new study on GenX exposure in New Hanover County residents. 

Nov 6, 2017

Prenatal Exposure to BPA at ‘Safe’ Levels Can Affect Gene Expression in Developing Rat Brain

New research finds that prenatal exposure to BPA at very low levels affects gene expression in the developing rat brain.