Monthly Archives: June 2018

Dr. Galvez featured in Metropolis Article on How Architects Can Help Make the Built Environment Healthier

Cookfox architecture health

On March 1, Metropolis’s director of design innovation, Susan S. Szenasy, led a talk at CookFox’s New York office that gathered experts in the seemingly disparate fields of public health, commercial real estate, and sustainable architecture to discuss how architects can help make the built environment healthier. Dr. Maida Galvez, CEC Co-Director, was part of the panel and she emphasized that “chronic health conditions are rooted in built spaces.” Dr. Galvez suggested that practical design solutions can be found to address problems such as low-level lead exposure and toxic stress. These health hazards are often detected only when it’s too late, and for that reason, preventive strategies should be the shared aim of architects and their collaborators in health-related fields. To read the full Metropolis article click here

Dr. Robert Wright Appointed as Council Member of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council (NAEHSC)

Dr. Robert Wright as been appointed as a council member of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council (NAEHSC). The NAEHSC is a Congressionally mandated body that advises the secretary of Health and Human Services, the director of the National Institute of Health, and the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) on matters relating to the direction of research, research support, training, and career development supported by the NIEHS. An important function of the council is secondary review of research grant applications with a focus on NIEHS scientific program priorities and program balance. Dr. Wright participated in the last NAEHSC meeting on June 4-5. Learn more about the last meeting here.