The Hamner Institutes For Health Sciences Receives $970,000 Grant For Interpreting Biomonitoring Dat


The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, an independent, nonprofit organization that offers an open, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to translational research to enhance the value of the investment in biomedical sciences, has announced that Dr. Harvey Clewell, director of the Center for Human Health Assessment (CHHA) at the Hamner, has been awarded $970,000 over three years from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


[USPRwire, Wed Nov 07 2007] The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, an independent, nonprofit organization that offers an open, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to translational research to enhance the value of the investment in biomedical sciences, has announced that Dr. Harvey Clewell, director of the Center for Human Health Assessment (CHHA) at the Hamner, has been awarded $970,000 over three years from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grant will help in developing research models that assess potential health impacts of chemicals found in blood and other human tissues.

The first grant of $750,000 will go towards developing kinetic models to interpret biomonitoring data on selected pesticides. The remaining $220,000 will help expand the CHHA studies on perfluorinated compounds relevant to understanding how different sources of environmental exposure to these compounds contribute to the blood levels that have been measured in humans.

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News Facts:
• The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences has announced that Dr. Harvey Clewell, director of the Center for Human Health Assessment (CHHA) at the Hamner, has been awarded $970,000 over three years from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
• The grant will help in developing research models that assess potential health impacts of chemicals found in blood and other human tissues.
• The first grant of $750,000 will go towards developing kinetic models to interpret biomonitoring data on selected pesticides.
• The remaining $220,000 will help expand the CHHA studies on perfluorinated compounds relevant to understanding how different sources of environmental exposure to these compounds contribute to the blood levels that have been measured in humans.

Quotes:
“This grant gives us the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge in how chemicals found in human blood and tissue can potentially impact overall health,” said Clewell. ‘We are grateful for the EPA’s efforts in assisting our Center for Human Health Assessment.”

About The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences:
Located on a 56-acre campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences is an independent, nonprofit organization that unites academia, the private sector and government to conduct translational research to improve public health and expedite the development of new medicines. With the ultimate goal of preventing and curing disease, The Hamner offers an open, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to strengthen the research investment in biomedical sciences. CIIT, the flagship institute for The Hamner, has been recognized for more than 30 years as a leader in research in environmental risk assessment and health sciences. For more information, please visit www.thehamner.org or call (919) 558-1200.

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Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, Independent, Nonprofit, Research, Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Harvey Clewell, Center for Human Health Assessment, Kinetic Models, Biomonitoring, Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA

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