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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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Belmont Forum Advances International Collaboration on Climate and Health Research
NIEHS played a lead role in the adoption of the Belmont Forum’s first Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on climate, environment, and health, which is planned to launch in early 2019.

panel discussing climate change During the 2018 Belmont Forum Plenary, attendees discussed the planned scope for the CRA on climate, environment, and health.
(Photo courtesy of Apurva Dave)

Air Pollution May Worsen Brain Function in HIV-Infected Children
The combination of air pollution and HIV infection may have a greater detrimental impact on the cognitive abilities of school-aged children than exposure to either factor alone, according to an NIEHS-funded study.

child given cognitive assessment

NIEHS Doctoral Fellow Explores Air Pollution Impacts in Uganda

Adaeze Wosu, a Johns Hopkins University Ph.D. candidate and NIH Fogarty International Center doctoral fellow, is investigating how air pollution affects the cognitive development of children in Uganda.

Fourth National Climate Assessment

The Fourth National Climate Assessment was released on November 23. This congressionally mandated report focuses on human welfare, societal and environmental elements of climate change, and climate variability as well as human health.

WHO Gains New Commitments to Tackle Global Air Pollution

More than 70 commitments to tackle air pollution by countries, cities, and organizations came out of the first-ever WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health.

Grants and Funding

Grants of interest to GEH researchers

Upcoming Events

American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

January 6-10, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona

Triangle Global Health Consortium Career Day

February 1, 2019
Research Triangle Park, NC

CUGH 2019 Global Health Conference

March 8-10, 2019
Chicago, Illinois

Global Mental Health Research Conference

April 8-9, 2019
Bethesda, MD

GHIC 2019: Global Health & Innovation Conference

April 13-14, 2019
Yale University, New Haven, CT

World Health Assembly

May 20-28, 2019
Geneva, Switzerland