Mendy and Buffington

Children’s health was front and center during the latest Early-Stage Investigator Spotlight Webinar, which was hosted by the NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers Program on August 10. The webinar was the seventh in a series to showcase the research and accomplishments of early-stage investigators across the Core Centers Program.

Angelico Mendy, M.D., Ph.D., (left) shared how replacement flame retardants affect children’s respiratory health. He is associated with the Center for Environmental Genetics at the University of Cincinnati.

Shelly Buffington, Ph.D., (right) discussed links between diet-induced obesity in pregnant women and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. She is affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine’s Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health.