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The NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) main page is featuring our Deputy Director, Dana Dolinoy, Ph.D.  The featured story focuses on the 2018 Achievement Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT), which she received for her work in understanding how nutritional and environmental factors influence epigenetic gene regulation, and how early life exposures can lead to disease later in life. 

Read story here:

Reminder that the M-LEEaD center is always seeking out stories to have added to the NIEHS Center spotlight.  Please e-mail Michelle Daoud at to submit your achievements to NIEHS.   

The Department of Biostatistics is pleased to announce a Symposium on Big Data, Human Health, and Statistics. 

Registration Required here:

Event Dates:
July 26-27, 2018

The Big Data Summer Institute's concluding symposium and workshop serves as a CAPSTONE event for the six-week-long program. The symposium is open to the public. The registration fee is $25 for students and $50 for non-students. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Those interested in applying for graduate school are encouraged to attend the professional development workshop on July 27.

Keynote Speaker:
Rachel Schutt, PhD - Managing Director, Data Science at BlackRock, "A Humanist Approach to Data Science"

Single Cell Genomic Data Analysis symposium, sponsored by MIDAS will be held from
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., August 6, 2018, in Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Central Room.

Registration Required here:

The day long symposium will highlight researchers from U-M and around the world whose work is on the leading edge of innovation and discovery. This symposium is organized by the Michigan Center for Single-Cell Genomic Data Analytics and sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Data Science.

It will highlight four internationally recognized plenary speakers, as well as over 10 researchers from U-M .
External speakers:
  • Dana Pe’er, Scientific Director, GMTEC; Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • John Marioni, Research Group Leader, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Christina Kendziorski, Professor, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin
  • Peter Kharchenko, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics Harvard Medical School
  • Johann Gagnon-Bartsch, Statistics, LSA
  • Xiang Zhou, Biostatistics, SPH
  • Max Wicha, Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery, Internal Medicine, Medical School
  • Yuanfang Guan, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School
  • Jun Li, Human Genetics, Medical School
  • Anna Gilbert, Mathematics, LSA
  • Sue Hammoud, Human Genetics, Medical School
  • Justin Colacino, Environmental Health Sciences, SPH
  • Clay Scott, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
  • Lana Garmire (new faculty), Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School
  • Josh Welch (new faculty), Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School 
Please pass this on to anyone you think would benefit. A detailed agenda will be posted on the website in coming weeks.  

The New York City Exposome Symposium, hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is now open for registration. Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee will be speaking "Approaches to EWAS Analysis" at this meeting.

Event Dates:
November 2 - 3, 2018

The New York City Exposome Symposium, will be hosted by the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This symposium is designed to be an introduction to exposomics, the study of how the complex mix of nutritional, chemical, and social environments shape human health throughout the lifespan. Learn about the use of old and new methods in the field and an illustration of the challenges. This symposium will be of interest both to researchers new to the field and to those who are already practicing exposomics..

Please pass this on to anyone you think would benefit.
On June 8th our Integrated Health Sciences Core (IHSC) led by Marie O'Neill and Veronica Berrocal presented a webinar to all NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC), along with the New York University School of Medicine, University of Kentucky, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, and University of Chicago.  One focus of the IHSC's presentation was our May webinar on the unfolding PFAS groundwater contamination events in southwest Michigan. The goal of this webinar was to prepare for the IHSC focused EHSCC meeting from July 16-19th.  Our IHSC presentation encouraged dialogue across the core centers about Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).  


Click here for a PDF with useful information about NIH Public Access Policy regarding citing the center grant.

Per NIH grants policy, all publications, press releases, and other documents relevant to research funded by the center must include a specific acknowledgement of support. For the EHS Core Center, this statement may read:

“Support for this research was provided by grant P30ES017885 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”
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