In a recent manuscript published in Medical Epigenetics, Children's Center Researchers, Drs. Carmen Marsit, Corina Lesseur and Alison Paquette describe their recent body of work demonstrating that during fetal development and early-infancy environmental signals can induce epigenetic changes that alter neurobehavioral development and later-life mental health.Link to PubMed
Children's Center Associate Director, Dr. Carol Folt, presented as a part of the 2014 NIEHS Spirit Lecture.
"We could hardly ask for a better speaker for this event," said NIEHS and NTP Director, Dr. Linda Birnbaum.
In a recent publication in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, Children's Center Researchers from all three projects, collaboratively explore the relationship between infant toenails and in utero arsenic exposure.Link to Journal
Dr. Karagas and colleague's recently published paper in Pediatrics on the incidence of early-onset skin cancer and associated risks with indoor tanning was cited in the newly released 2014 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. The report outlines the risks and action steps to reverse the alarming rise in the incidence of skin cancers in the US population.Manuscript Link
Children's Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas, was appointed to the Squires Professorship at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.Click to read full press release
Children's Center Researchers present in the NIEHS/EPA Children's Center Webinar Series
Dr. Kathy Cottingham will present "Hot Topics in Food Safety and Children's Health"
June 11, 2014
Dr. Carmen Marsit presented "Early Life and Epigenetics/Response and Impact on Immune System"
April 9, 2014
Children's Center Researchers, Drs. Carmen Marsit and Corina Lesseur investigate the sex-specific associations between placental leptin (a central hormone for energy honeostasis) and infant neurobehaivor, in a recent manuscript published in Psychoneuroendrocrinology.Link to manuscript
Dr. Kathleen Bush, Research Assistant Professor, Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University, and former US EPA fellow, will visit Dartmouth and present on Thursday, May 22, 2014Dr. Bush's Website
Several Children's Center Researchers, presented their Children's Center research at this years Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Vancouver Canada.
Dr. Juliette Madan (Project 1): "Neonatal Microbiome, Exposures and Infection" (poster)
Dr. Shohreh Farzan (Project 1): "In Utero Arsenic Exposure and Infant Infections in the First Year of Life: A Longitudinal Study in US Cohort" (poster)
Dr. Anne Hoen (Project 1): "The Developing Gut and Respiratory Microbiome in Young Children 0-3 with CF: Clinical Correlates" (poster)
Dr. Diane Gilbert-Diamond (Project 2): "Television in the Bedroom Is Associated With Increased Adiposity Gain in a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescents" (invited talk)
Dr. Corina Lesseur (Project 3): "Maternal Obesity and Gestational Diabetes Are Associated with Leptin DNA Methylation in Human Placenta" (poster)
Graduate Student, Alison Paquette (Project 3): "KFBP5 Placental Methylation is Associated with Infant Neurobehavioral Outcomes" (invited talk)
During an upcoming NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) webinar series on the current state of knowledge and data gaps in the field of arsenic environmental health research, Dr. Marsit will serve as an expert panelist at the "Susceptibility to Arsenic Effects" webinar, May 7, 2014, 1:30-3:00 pm.To Register for Webinar
Children's Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas, contributes to the Environmental Health Perspectives featured news article on "Low-Dose Arsenic: In Search of a Risk Threshold"Link to article
Dartmouth has commissioned artist Fay Wang to compose a symphony exploring the relationship between science and music. Center Researchers were interviewed about their work, and the relationship between microbes and human health. This truly translational project is inspired by the work being done within the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth.Event Details
Children's Center Researchers, Drs. Carol Folt and Carmen Marsit presented during the March NIEHS Workshop, "Health Effects and Mitigation of Arsenic: Current Research Efforts and Future Directions." The workshop highlighted significant new and emerging research on low dose exposure to arsenic in human health.Workshop Information
Children's Center Researcher, Dr. Gilbert-Diamond, recently published a study in JAMA Pediatrics associating television in the bedroom with increased weight gain in children and adolescents.JAMA Pediatrics
The study is published in the February edition of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.JMIR
Children's Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Shohreh Farzan, received the KC Donnelly Externship Award at the 2013 National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program Annual MeetingAnnouncement
Continued coverage of a Dartmouth-led study that found diet alone can be a significant source of arsenic exposure. Of the foods tested in the study, Dartmouth researchers found that white wine, beer, dark-meat fish, and Brussels sprouts raised people's arsenic levels the most significantly. Lead researcher Kathryn Cottingham, professor of biological sciences, is quoted in the article.http://www.livescience.com/41504-wine-and-beer-arsenic.html
Center Director Dr. Margaret Karagas serves on National Research Council committee to recommend data-driven approach for assessing multiple health effects of inorganic arsenic. Read More...Read the Report...
Center Director, Dr. Margaret Karagas interviewed by Reuters.Read More..
Dr. Juliette Madan interviewed for New York Times article by Carl Zimmer about the fetal and neonatal microbiome.Read the New York Times Article
Dr. Karagas, congratulates Dr. Folt, as she take office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.Read more at http://chancellor.unc.edu/
"The Allergy Buster: Can a Radical New Treatment Save Children With Severe Food Allergies?"Read More..