Janet E. Hall, M.D., M.S.
Clinical Director and Senior Investigator
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P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop A2-03Durham, N.C. 27709
Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
Medical Director, NIEHS Clinical Research Unit
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P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop CU-01Durham, N.C. 27709
Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D.
Director, NIEHS Office of Human Research and Community Engagement (OHRCE);
P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop CU-02Durham, N.C. 27709
- The Office of Human Research and Community Engagement (OHRCE) supports NIEHS researchers by ensuring that human research subjects' protection is at the forefront of clinical research planning.
- The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) permits NIEHS scientists to conduct studies that involve on-site human sample collection, analysis and functional assessment.
- The NIEHS Medical Student Research Fellowships one-year research training opportunity for third-year medical students will be available for the academic year. Fellowships will begin in late summer/early fall.
Many human diseases result from environmental exposures that can affect individuals who are genetically susceptible to the development of a disease. NIEHS has an active research program that investigates the mechanisms of such diseases. The mission of the Clinical Research Branch is to enhance NIEHS-led research by:
- Translating basic laboratory findings to humans
- Studying interactions between genetic susceptibility (host factors) and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of complex human traits and diseases
- Identifying populations at risk and developing novel preventative and therapeutic strategies to combat human diseases
The Clinical Research Branch pursues this mission by:
- Developing resources and systems for NIEHS investigators involved in the conduct of human investigation
- Fostering growth in clinical research and building new areas of collaboration between basic and clinical scientists
- Providing an effective interface between investigators, health care professionals, the clinical research unit and other clinical facilities in the Research Triangle Park area.
- Developing and conducting clinical research educational programs for investigators, coordinators and administrators
- Minimizing obstacles to translational research at NIEHS
The Clinical Research Branch supports multiple NIEHS research groups that focus on a wide variety of environmental conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, reproductive diseases, neurological disorders, cancer, and many others. The branch’s ultimate goal is to combat environmentally-induced human disease in three substantive ways:
- Developing better diagnostic tools to identify high risk populations for environmentally induced diseases
- Developing novel therapeutic strategies
- Developing novel preventative strategies