Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dr. Dudley Receives Faculty Council Award for Academic Excellence

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Please join us in congratulating P30 Center member Dr. Joel Dudley on receiving Mount Sinai’s Faculty Council Award for Academic Excellence. Dr. Dudley was one of three junior faculty members selected for this award. An Associate Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Genomic Sciences as well as Population Health Science and Policy, Dr. Dudley is the PI of Dudley Lab, focusing on translational and biomedical informatics.

Pediatricians Demand National Action to Address Childhood Lead Poisoning

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement in June, 2016, urging  federal, state and local governments to fund and implement programs to reduce lead exposure in homes, soil, water and consumer products. “A child should not be “a canary in a coal mine,” signaling the presence of lead in a home or community, said Jennifer Lowry, a pediatrician who chaired the policy committee and is chief of toxicology at Children’s Mercy, Kansas City.” To read more, please click here. To learn about ways you can reduce lead exposure in your home, please visit our Lead Resource Page.

NIEHS CHEAR Grants Featured in Environmental Factor Newsletter

The NIEHS-led Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) was featured in the June issue of the Environmental Factor newsletter. The program objectives, funding structure, and grant recipients were described. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a current recipient of a CHEAR grant for both the National Exposure Assessment Laboratory Network and the Data Repository, Analysis, and Science Center, led by P30 Center members Drs. Wright and Teitelbaum respectively.