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Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers

Scientific collaboration and cutting-edge technologies can advance environmental health sciences. The NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Core Centers Program facilitates these collaborations by funding institutional infrastructure to support scientific equipment, facilities, and other resources that can be shared among environmental health researchers. By pursuing shared research questions, the EHS Core Centers identify emerging issues that advance understanding about how pollutants and other environmental factors affect human biology and may lead to disease.

Currently, there are more than 20 centers across the country. Each center has its own strategic vision and scientific focus, but all share four common goals: advancing scientific research; promoting community engagement; advancing translational research; and training new researchers.

About Core Centers

About the EHS Core Centers Program

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The EHS Core Centers Program brings together researchers to tackle related environmental health questions.

Community Engagement Cores

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Community Engagement Cores translate and disseminate Center research results into information community members, decision makers, and public health professionals can use to protect and improve public health.

Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers Grantees

Map of Grantee Centers

There are more than 20 EHS Core Centers around the country, many of which have a long history of NIEHS support.

Center Spotlight

Aflatoxin Exposure Marker May Lead to Early Detection of Liver Cancer

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Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Environmental Health Sciences have developed a way to sequence the DNA of liver cells to determine whether those cells have been exposed to aflatoxin, a fungal product believed to cause up to 80 percent of liver cancer cases.

Award-winning Resource Benefits Communities near Busy Roadways

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The Community Engagement Core within the Southern California Environmental Health Science Center was recognized for their infographic describing the health risks of living near busy roads.

UNC EHS Core Center Members Aim to Enhance Capacity in Communities Impacted by Hurricane Matthew

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Researchers from the EHS Core Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are creating a resource to help public health professionals and decision makers prioritize interventions in communities flooded by Hurricane Matthew.