UA SWEHSC Receives $6.9M Grant to Continue Environmental Health Research in Arid Climates

News Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, headquartered at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, has been awarded a five-year $6.9 million grant to continue to study the effects of arsenic, air particulates, sunlight and other environmental factors affecting the health of individuals residing in arid climates worldwide.

The center, which has been funded continuously since 1994, received the grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

"For nearly 25 years, we've committed ourselves to exploring and understanding underlying human diseases that are influenced by environmental exposure, particularly in desert climates," said Nathan Cherrington, PhD, director of the center. "Our overarching goal has never wavered — to improve the lives of the people of Arizona, the Southwest and in arid environments worldwide."

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