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Your Environment. Your Health.

Stories of Success

NIEHS-funded scientists work in a variety of disciplines, performing groundbreaking research into how the environment influences the development and progression of disease. Through these Stories of Success we invite you to explore the people behind the research in stories that you won't find in a scientific journal. Read about NIEHS grantees who are developing new technologies to better measure environmental exposures and their effects on our body; partnering with communities to help them understand the effects of pollution; and cultivating tomorrow's environmental health scientists.

Latest Stories

Phoebe Stapleton
Tracking Nanoparticles Across the Placental Barrier

August 5, 2022

Phoebe Stapleton, Ph.D.

Phoebe Stapleton, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, considers herself to be an applied physiologist. That is, she studies how the body works and functions and how it responds to challenges, for better or worse.
John Groopman, Ph.D.
Fleshing Out a Fungal Toxin’s Role in Liver Cancer

June 17, 2022

John Groopman, Ph.D.

For decades, longtime NIEHS grantee John Groopman, Ph.D., has studied the biological effects of a potent carcinogen called aflatoxin, with the goal of disease prevention.
Yu Chen, Ph.D.
Exploring the Cardiovascular Effects of Arsenic Exposure

May 2, 2022

Yu Chen, Ph.D.

Yu Chen, Ph.D., an epidemiologist at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, studies how arsenic exposure may lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD), which affects the heart and blood vessels.
Tiffany Sanchez, Ph.D.
Uncovering the Link Between Metals and Disease

April 19, 2022

Tiffany Sanchez, Ph.D.

Former NIEHS-funded trainee Tiffany Sanchez, Ph.D., is now an assistant professor committed to identifying strategies to prevent arsenic-related diseases.


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