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Career Development
Metabolomics Workshop

Dates: May 8-11, 2017
Location: Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor

The Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core is presenting a four-day workshop intended for investigators seeking a solid foundation to expand their research using metabolomics.

Costs per participant are $400 for internal U-M investigators and $800 for external investigators. Lunches are included. Please follow this link for more information:

2017 Pilot and Feasibility Program


The University of Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (MRC)2 requests proposals for funding during the 2017 grant year (RFA found here). The Pilot and Feasibility program is intended to provide opportunities for investigators to advance basic, clinical and translational biomedical science by incorporating metabolomic technologies into their research program.  

The goal of this program is to enable investigators to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agencies.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Award Cycle: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
Discipline/Subject Area: Metabolomics
Amount:  $50,000
Apply through the University of Michigan Medical School, Office of Research's Competition Space portal 

Questions about the P/F grant program can be directed to:
Alla Karnovsky, PhD.
Director, (MRC)
2 P/F Grant Program
(734) 615-9314


2017 Innovation Lab on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges in our Understanding of the Microbiome

The BD2K Training Coordinating Center is organizing an Innovation Lab to foster new interdisciplinary collaborations among quantitative and biomedical researchers to address data science challenges in our understanding of the microbiome. The scope of microbiome, as defined here, broadly describes the corresponding high-dimensional big data derived from microbiota associated with a health or biomedical research objective. A more detailed description of the Lab can be found in the document Detailed information on 2017 Innovation Lab (PDF). Some exemplar areas of quantitative interest are suggested in the document Quantitative Topics of Expertise Needed (PDF) and biomedical interest are suggested in the document Biomedical Topics of Expertise Needed (PDF).

Submission Deadline:  11:59 PM Eastern Time, March 12, 2017
Dates: June 19-23, 2017
Location: Wylie Inn and Conference Center

Continue to read more about this opportunity here:

Career Development opportunities are regularly added to the M-LEEaD website here:

Special Congratulations!
Congratulations to Trainee Elana Elkin! On December 5th, a poster session was held during the Superfund Research Program (SRP) Annual Grantee Meeting in Durham, North Carolina. The session featured a competition for exemplary trainee posters in the categories of “environmental sciences and engineering” and “health sciences.” PROTECT trainee, Elana Elkin of Project 2, won first place in the health sciences category for her poster titled “Effects of the Trichloroethylene Metabolite S-(1,2-Dichlorovinyl)-L-Cysteine on Mitochondrial Function in Human Cytotrophoblasts.” The poster was selected out of dozens of student submissions and was one of six selected winners. The meeting and accompanying poster session was attended by SRP researchers and administrators from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico and took place as a part of the NIEHS FEST which was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Open Faculty Positions
University of Minnesota Faculty Positions
Two new faculty positions available at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences.
One position is for a tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate Professor in Exposure Science. Applications can be submitted here. The other position is for a tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate Professor in Industrial/Occupational Hygiene. Applications can be submitted here.

For questions please contact:

Peter C. Raynor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Industrial Hygiene Program
Phone: (612) 625-7135,

UCLA FTE in Occupational Health and Nursing

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor for Work and Health Joint in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences and in the School of Nursing.
Applications, including CV, statement of research, statement of teaching, and the names and contact information of 3- 6 references, should be submitted here.

Requests for information should be sent to:

Wendie Robbins at 
Niklas Krause at         


Funding Opportunities
HEI is seeking to fund health studies to assess adverse health effects of short and/or long term exposure to traffic-related air pollution. The studies should consider spatially correlated factors that may either confound or modify the health effects of traffic-related air pollution, most notably, traffic noise, socioeconomic status, and factors related to the built environment, such as presence of green space. 

Assessing Adverse Health Effects of Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Noise (etc) provides up to 4 years of funding for up to 5 studies with a funding cap of $1,000,000 each.

Preliminary Application Due Date: March 1, 2017
For more information please visit:

Upcoming Events:

WHO: Amy Herring, ScD,
University of North
Carolina Gillings School of
Global Public Health

WHAT: Environmental
Statistics Seminar
Univ of MI M-LEEad
Integrated Health Sciences Core

WHEN: Thursday,
February 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm


Please contact Meredith
for more information.

WHO: Marc Weisskopf
(Harvard SPH)
WHAT: Air Pollution and
Autism: Causal or
Univ of MI M-LEEad
Integrated Health Sciences

WHEN: Tuesday, March 7,
2017 at 12:00 pm


Please contact Meredith
for more information.

WHO: Veronica Beroccal
WHAT: Environmental
Statistics Seminar
Univ of MI M-LEEad
Integrated Health Sciences

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21,
2017 at 12:00 pm


Please contact Meredith
for more information.
WHO: Dr. Gary
Adamkiewicz,MPH, MEng,
PhD (Harvard School of
Public Health), Dr. Gabriele
Windgasse, PhD
(Columbia University),
Dr. Robert Wright, MD
(Pediatrics Mt. Sinai)

WHAT: University of
Michigan 22nd Annual
Environmental Health
Sciences Research

WHEN: Friday, March 24,

WHERE: Please see
schedule of events here

For more information,
click here

WHO:  Tracey Woodruff
(UCSF), Gina Solomon 
(CA EPA), Tala Henry
(Director, Risk Assessment
Div. EPA)

WHAT: Environmental
Practice Workshop
Univ of MI M-LEEad
Integrated Health Sciences

WHEN: Tuesday, March
28, 2017 at 12:00 - 2:00pm

WHERE: Forum Hall,
Palmer Commons

Please contact Meredith
McGehee for
more information.
WHO: Dr. Cassandra
Szoeke, PhD, MD

WHAT: MaryFran Sowers
Memorial Lecture

WHEN: Thursday, April 13,


Please contact
Meredith McGehee
for more information.
Theme:  Organizational vs.
activational aspects
Cheryl Walker
Emily Oken  
(cosponsored by human
nutrition and EHS P30)

Theme:  Epigenetics /
Kelle Moley
Barbara Cohn

Theme:  Interventions
Tracy Bale
Teresa Powell

WHAT:  The developmental
origin of metabolic
dysfunctions Symposium

WHEN: Monday,
October 9, 2017

WHERE: Kahn Auditorium

Events can also be
found on the
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