Environmental Health Data Sciences Core Director, Lance Waller, presented a lecture titled “Data Issues: Multiple Testing, Bias, Confounding, & Missing Data” as part of the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Series. All lectures in this series may be viewed here.
Dean Jones will be speaking at a Yale School of Public Health conference, “Lifetime Exposures and Human Health: The Exposome,” on April 19, 2017. Check their website for details and registration.
The HERCULES Exposome Research Center (NIH P30 ES019776) is pleased to announce the 2017 Pilot Project Program in Environmental Health Sciences. These awards will be funded in part by the NIEHS P30 (5 x $40,000) and in part through the partnerships described below. A major focus of HERCULES is to advance the science of the […]
Work by HERCULES Investigators Christine Payne and Melissa Kemp on titanium dioxide nanoparticles was recently featured in the Georgia Tech Research Horizons magazine. These nanoparticles, found in food and personal care items, have generally been considered safe using standard measures of cell health. Payne and Kemp’s research looked at gene expressing enzymes, however, and found […]
Biomedical Computation Review recently published “Taking on the Exposome: Bringing Bioinformatics Tools to the Environmental Side of the Health Equation.” Kristin Sainani, PhD, reviews progress in exposome research, including recent Environment-Wide Association Studies and novel data collection techniques, as well as significant remaining challenges in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting exposome data. The article concludes with […]
Two HERCULES Community Grantees, Historic Westside Gardens ATL and the Wylde Center, received funding from Food Well Alliance to continue their work on local food accessibility. Historic Westside Gardens funds will support a network of backyard gardens with families in Vine City and English Avenue in Southwest Atlanta. Wylde Center funds will support a farmer […]
Christopher Austin — “Some scientific questions are so complex, large in scope, and/or multidisciplinary as to require a “big science” approach” Thomas Hartung — “ The basic for making big sense from big data is good big data” Eberhard Voit — “Exposome research is ‘physiology and medicine on steroids’; Any move […]
The Emory Exposome Summer Course brought together 150 people from seven countries and more than two-dozen institutions to focus on the current state and future directions of exposome research. For five days, attendees heard from leaders in the exposome field, participated in hands-on lab sessions to learn about new tools for exposome research, and developed and […]
Investigating Immunotoxic Effects of Pyrethroids Christopher Carr, MPH Candidate During my first year as a Masters of Public Health student in Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, I had the opportunity to work as a graduate research assistant in Dr. Malu Tansey’s lab. Dr. Tansey’s lab investigates how neuroinflammatory and immune system responses […]
The Washington Post recently featured Manish Arora’s paper on using baby teeth to measure prenatal and early childhood chemical exposures. The article framed Arora’s work as a part of a broader, emerging field of study on the exposome, and cited HERCULES as the first exposome-specific grant in the U.S. Arora is part of the […]