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Your Environment. Your Health.

TEXAS A&M CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

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Principal Investigator: Threadgill, David W.
Institute Receiving Award Texas A&M University
Location College Station, TX
Grant Number P30ES029067
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 01 May 2019 to 31 Mar 2024
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Overall ABSTRACT    The  vision  for  the  Texas  A&M  Center  for  Environmental  Health  Research  (TiCER)  is  to  nucleate  research  and  translational  activities  of  faculty  and  trainees  around  the  overarching  theme  “Enhancing  Public  Health  by  Identifying, Understanding and Reducing Adverse Environmental Health Risks.” This vision will be achieved by  building  on  Texas  A&M  University’s  ongoing  investments  in  people  and  facilities  and  a  history  of  state-­wide  outreach to community stakeholders, with a particular focus on underserved populations. Existing environmental  health  investments  at  Texas  A&M  provide  infrastructure  and  a  diverse  expertise  base  ready  to  catalyze  innovative  investigations  into  environmental  health  concerns  of  affected  communities  and  populations,  build  multidisciplinary  collaborations  among  Center  members  to  elucidate  mechanistic  links  between  environmental  exposures  and  adverse  health  outcomes,  and  translate  mechanistic  data  to  actionable  outcomes.  The  Center  will  continue  recent  successes  in  mentoring  junior  faculty,  recruitment  of  additional  established  faculty  into  environmental health research, and fostering a multi-­disciplinary, team-­oriented intellectual environment among  a core group of 54 members representing 11 colleges at Texas A&M. The thematic areas the Center will expand  upon  are:  1)  Stressors  to  Responses;;  2)  Environment  and  Metabolism;;  3)  Individuals  to  Populations;;  and  4)  Community, Regulation and Policy. The Center’s vision will be fulfilled through a highly integrated set of Facility  Cores.  The  Integrated  Health  Sciences  Facility  Core  will  support  bi-­directional  translation  with  a  human  translational studies component, a mouse translational studies component and an in vitro translational studies  component.  Three  technology-­integrating,  research  facility  cores  (Data  Science,  Bio  Science,  and  Chem  Science) will ensure Center member access to unparalleled instrumentation and resources of Texas A&M, a top  tier  public  research  university  with  extensive  outreach  throughout  the  state  of  Texas.  The  facility  cores  will  enhance  the  capacity,  breadth,  collaborative  nature,  and  impact  of  environmental  health  research.  The  Administrative Core and Pilot Project Program will facilitate the Center’s function by ensuring continuation of the  highest levels of institutional support, fostering career development and promoting multidisciplinary team science  that generates knowledge in areas of community concern. The Community Engagement Core will be a critical  vehicle for implementation of a multi-­prong strategy of the Center by serving as a bi-­directional portal to connect  Center members, affected communities and other stakeholders that builds on a strong tradition of Texas A&M  in public and community service statewide with a research focus on the health and environmental concerns of  underserved  populations.  Overall,  the  Center  will  expand  the  established  investigator  base  and  expertise  that  can be deployed to increase the impact of environmental health research in Texas and beyond. 
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 31 - Environmental Health Sciences Centers
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Program Officer Claudia Thompson
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