The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently awarded nearly $28 million in funding to five Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers.
This latest round of funding represents the continuation of the institution’s joint efforts to promote healthy communities for children since 1998, when they began funding children’s centers.
Centers receiving funding this year include the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at Columbia University; the Center for Children’s Health, the Environment, Microbiome and Metabolomics at Emory University; the Johns Hopkins Center for the Study of Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment at Johns Hopkins University; the Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico at Northeastern University; and the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment at the University of California, Berkeley.
“These centers have helped establish the foundation of children’s environmental health research in the United States,” EPA National Center for Environmental Research Director Dr. James H. Johnson said. “The funding announced today will add to this legacy by providing cutting-edge research and greater awareness in understanding how a range of environmental factors can affect our nation’s children.”