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News Items: University of Louisville

Superfund Research Program

Environmental Exposure and Cardiometabolic Disease

Center Director: Sanjay Srivastava
Grant Number: P42ES023716
Funding Period: 2017-2022
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News Items List

  • Greenness may reduce effects of air pollution on mortality in cancer patients
    Paper of the Month - December 2021
    Greenness -- vegetation, green spaces, and so forth -- is associated with lower mortality risk in cancer patients, even in the presence of air pollution, according to a new NIEHS-funded study. This is the first study to evaluate associations between greenness and particulate matter (PM2.5) on causes of death in a large, U.S.-based cohort of cancer patients and survivors. Previous studies have independently linked greenness with better health and exposure to outdoor air pollution with worsened health. However, it was not known how these factors may interact to affect mortality risk until now.
  • Scientific art competition showcases trainees' research, imagination
    Environmental Factor - September 2021
    When the COVID-19 pandemic forced university laboratories to shut down or go remote, the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) created an opportunity for trainees to celebrate their research efforts and the stories behind them. Led by SRP Health Scientist Administrator Danielle Carlin, Ph.D., SRP hosted a scientific art competition for trainees.
  • SRP Trainee Event Highlights New Approaches to Engage with Communities
    SRP News Page - August 2021
    NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) trainees from institutions across the Southeastern U.S. gathered virtually for a two-day event, Aug. 2 and 4, to discuss best practices for partnering with communities vulnerable to environmental exposures. The event was organized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), North Carolina State University, Duke University, University of Kentucky (UK), University of Louisville, and University of Alabama at Birmingham SRP centers.
  • K.C. Donnelly Externships awarded to outstanding Superfund trainees
    Environmental Factor - August 2020
    Eleven outstanding trainees in the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) have won K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplements. The annual awards allow trainees to work side-by-side with experts at an outside institution to learn new methods and techniques to enrich their research.
  • Greener neighborhoods linked to better heart health
    Paper of the Month - February 2019
    Living in green neighborhoods may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by decreasing the body's stress and boosting its ability to repair blood vessels, according to a new study by NIEHS grantees. Previous studies linking lower risk of cardiovascular disease with green spaces mainly relied on subjective questionnaires. This study is the first to provide direct evidence of physiological changes in people associated with living in green spaces.
  • Greenness may promote heart health
    Environmental Factor - January 2019
    Living in green neighborhoods could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in susceptible individuals by decreasing the body's stress and boosting its ability to repair blood vessels, according to new research funded by NIEHS.
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