Center for Environmental Health SciencesEPA Grant Number: R828602
Center: Center for Environmental Health Sciences
Center Director: Holian, Andrij
Title: Center for Environmental Health Sciences
Investigators: Holian, Andrij , Cardozo-Pelaez, Fernando , Kuhn, Tom , Pershouse, Mark , Pfau, Jean , Putnam, Elizabeth , Shepherd, David , Thompson, Charles
Current Investigators: Holian, Andrij
Institution: University of Montana
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2003 (Extended to September 30, 2004)
Project Amount: $780,000
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2001) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Health Effects , Targeted Research
The primary research objective of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) at the University of Montana is to advance knowledge of environmental impacts on human health. The CEHS brings a critical mass of researchers together to investigate the mechanisms of pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases, immune and autoimmune disorders, developmental defects, neurodegenerative diseases, genetic susceptibility, and the impacts that environmental factors have in causing or exacerbating these conditions. These studies lead to new or better treatments, better assessment of the actual risks caused by environmental agents, and improved methods to detect and reduce the adverse health impacts of these agents on human health.
The objectives of the CEHS under this U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant are to: (1) maintain regular meetings of the CEHS; (2) re-evaluate the long-range plan for CEHS research and growth; (3) recruit additional core investigators; (4) initiate training programs; (5) prepare grant applications; (6) initiate an annual research conference; and (7) organize and initiate community outreach programs.