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UNC vaping experts react to $40 million Juul settlement with state of North Carolina

July 11, 2021

“Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, share their responses to the terms of e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs’ settlement in a lawsuit from North Carolina’s attorney general. Read their opinions on what this means for the state and the future of youth vaping.” (From UNC Health Newsroom). Click here to read the whole article.

A new mouse model of severe asthma (funded by NIAID)

June 1, 2021

The goal of this grant is to characterize a new mouse model of severe asthma which exhibits extreme sensitivity to allergen-induced allergic inflammation and steroid resistance.  Drs. Kelada and Moran will characterize which immune pathways underlie this strain’s susceptibility to allergic inflammation and also identify which genes confer this susceptibility. The results of their work … Continued

UNC Institute for the Environment receives more than $500,000 for environmental health internships

January 31, 2021

“Starting in February 2021, a new collaborative initiative between the UNC Institute for the Environment, the Curriculum in Toxicology and Environmental Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, and the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), will provide research opportunities for diverse undergraduates through a new program called the … Continued