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Funded Projects

For a list of pilot projects funded through the CEG (NIEHS award P30 ES006096) between 2012 and 2020 View Pilots Awards.

Recent recipients of CEG pilot funds to date are as follows:

2022Affinity GroupScott Langevin, PhD, MHA, CT(ASCP)EpidemiologyAluminum and selenium burden and frontotemporal dementia
2022Affinity GroupChunying Du, PhDCancer 
and Cell Biology
Mechanisms underlying the Protective Role of BRUCE in PFOS Hepatotoxicity
2022Translation & Community EngagmentSimone Balachandran, PhD, PEEnvironmental Engineering Spatiotemporal Monitoring Using Distributed Low-Cost Air Pollution Sensors for Community Engagement and Public Health
2022Time Sensitive Response (TSR)Mary Beth Genter, PhDEnvironmental Genetics & Molecular Toxicology
Role of GRP4 in the olfactory system
2022Time Sensitive Response (TSR)Chia-I Ko, PhDEnvironmental Genetics & Molecular ToxicologyDisruption of DNA methylation in zygote by TCDD exposure
2022Time Sensitive Response (TSR)Susan M. Pinney, PhD, FACEEpidemiologyBreast cancer in women with environmental uranium exposure
2022Time Sensitive Response (TSR)Chunying Du, PhDCancer & Cell BiologySingle-cell transcriptomics to reveal PFOS induced hepatotoxicity in NASH
2022Time Sensitive Response (TSR)Dionysious Dionysiou, PhDEnvironmental EngineeringClimate impact on harmful algal bloom-related health risks: Cyanotoxin congener distribution and gene-toxin interactions
2021Affinity GroupZalfa Abdel-Malek, PhDDermatologyActivation of the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) prevents melanoma formation by mitigating solar UV-induced oxidative stress via promoting autophagy
2021InnovatorKyounghyun Kim, PhDEnvironmental Genetics & Molecular ToxicologyEpigenetic Alterations and Toxicant-induced Liver injury and Cancer
2021New to EHSNalinikanth Kotagiri, MD, PhDPharmacyProgramming Skin Microbiome against Environmental Pollutants
2021Translation and Community EngagementPatrick H. Ryan, PhD, FACEPediatrics | CCHMC
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Community Engaged Low-Cost Air Monitoring in Lower Price Hill
2021InnovatorDebajyoti Ghosh, PhDInternal Medicine, AllergyElucidating the mechanism of Atopic Dermatitis induced by maternal exposure to phthalate compounds
2021InnovatorSusan M. Pinney, PhD, FACEEpidemiologyAirborne uranium exposure and incidence of breast cancer in a population living near a uranium refinery
2021Affinity GroupChunying Du, PhDCancer 
and Cell Biology
Mechanisms of liver disease progression initiated by environmental genotoxin
2021Affinity GroupJagjit Yadav, PhDToxicologyNanoparticle-induced Lung Immunotoxicity and Dysbiosis Mechanisms using Single Cell
Transcriptomics Approach
2021New InvestigatorJun Wang, PhD, PE, CIH, CSPEnvironmental and Industrial HygieneChemical and Toxicological Paradigm shift of Air Pollution in a Post Pandemic World
2021Time Sensitive Response (TSR)Kyounghyun Kim, PhDEnvironmental Genetics & Molecular ToxicologyRole of AHR in Pancreatic Pathogenesis
2020New to EHSFrancis X. McCoormack, MDUC COM Internal Med PulmonaryOsteoclast-like Cells in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Fibrosis
2020New InvestigatorKelly Brunst, PhDDEPHS EpiFlouride exposure, mitochondrial function and mental health
2020Affinity GroupJagjit S. Yadav, PDDEPHS ToxNanoparticle x Gene Interactions Governing Lung Infection Susceptibility
2020Affinity GroupTesfaye Mersha, PhDCCHMC AllergyGenomics and geospatial analyses of racial disparities in childhood asthma
2020Affinity GroupZalfa Abdel-Malek, PhDUC COM DermatologyA Novel Photoprotective Role of MC1R: Reduction of Solar UV-Induced Oxidative RNA Damage
2020InnovatorChia-I Ko, PhDDEPHS ToxDisruption of pluripotency and differentiation of preimplantation embryonic cells by dioxin exposure


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