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NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health

Pilot Projects

The Johns Hopkins Center in Urban Environmental Health is a multidisciplinary center funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to integrate, coordinate and foster research related to the effects of urban environmental factors on human health.

The mission of the Center is to identify environmental agent exposures and other factors that alone or together increase risk for people living in urban environments, such as Baltimore, and to then apply these findings to the development of prevention and mitigation strategies to improve public health.

The overall objective of the Center’s Pilot Project Program is to fund innovative feasibility studies to assist investigators in the generation of preliminary data for inclusion in applications submitted to extramural agencies for research support.

Investigators from any department of the University interested in conducting research in fields associated with Environmental Health Sciences are encouraged to apply!

Pilot Project Anouncements

Grant Awards of $50,000 for Research Integrating Translational Research and Environmental Health Sciences

Deadline: February 1, 2012

It is expected this award will fund an innovative feasibility study that meets the following goals as they relate to environmental health:

  1. aids in the improvement of clinical trials and clinical data collection
  2. supports epidemiologic studies or population studies
  3. employs a milestone-driven approach that aids in the timely generation of tangible products and outcomes
  4. promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration between grant recipients' labs, especially new and novel types of collaborations.

Contact Information:

Scientific/Research Contact:
Robert Brown, MD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences; rbrown@jhsph.edu

Administrative Contact:
Kay Castleberry
410-955-3720
kcastleb@jhsph.edu

Funding decisions will be made by the end of March, with funding to begin April 1, 2012.
Click here to view the 50K Translational Research Request for Proposals and Application Guidelines.

Grant Awards of $25,000 for Environmental Health Sciences Research

Deadline: February 1, 2012

It is expected that this award will:

  1. provide initial support for new investigators to establish new lines of research relevant to environmental health;
  2. allow exploration of innovative new directions from ongoing funded research for established investigators in environmental health sciences;
  3. stimulate investigators from other areas of endeavor to apply their research expertise to environmental health problems
  4. stimulate collaborations between investigators from different disciplines to address environmental health problems.

New investigators are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to multi-investigator applications that involve multiple schools, departments and disciplines.

Contact Information:

Scientific/Research Contact:
Michael Trush, PhD
Deputy Director for the NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
mtrush@jhsph.edu

Administrative Contact:
Kay Castleberry
410-955-3720
kcastleb@jhsph.edu

Funding decisions will be made by the end of March, with funding to begin April 1, 2012.
Click here to view the 25K Environmental Health Sciences Research Request for Proposals and Application Guidelines.

Click here to visit the NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health homepage.