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Centers

NC State is one of only 11 institutions in the United States that have been awarded both P30 and P42 Center grants.

Center for Human Health and the Environment

The Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) is an NC State Center funded by the NIEHS’s P30 Environmental Health Sciences Core Center program, and one of 26 Core Centers across the United States.  CHHE’s mission is to understand how human health, at both the individual and population level, is impacted by environmental factors and to implement this knowledge to reduce the adverse impacts of environmental factors on human health.  The Center brings together 70 investigators from 15 departments and six colleges at NC State as well as seven investigators from East Carolina University (ECU) Brody School of Medicine (BSOM), and seven from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and one from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS).

Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS

The Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS (CEHEP) is an NC State Center funded by the NIEHS’s P42 Superfund Research Program, and one of 26 Superfund Centers across the United States. The mission of this cross-disciplinary Center is to advance research, technology development, training and community engagement about exposure to a class of ubiquitous environmental compounds known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The long-term objectives are to assess PFAS 1) exposure in impacted areas, 2) toxicity and underlying mechanisms of thyroid and immune function, 3) bioaccumulation potential, and 4) remediation. The Center brings together faculty and staff from NC State, East Carolina University’s (ECU) Brody School of Medicine (BSOM), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and three community partners (Cape Fear River Watch, Haw River Assembly, and Sustainable Sandhills).