2021 Awardees

Six pilot projects were funded during the 2021 Pilot Project Program cycle.

  • Andrew Annalora Asst Prof at OSU: Novel Mechanisms of CYP1B1 Regulation by Exosomes: Implications for Vascular Development, Wound Repair and Environmental Disease
  • Juliane Fry Assoc Professor at Reed College: Expanding, Analyzing, and Translating Portland Particulate Matter Monitoring Data.
  • Seth O'Neal Asst Prof at OHSU: Planning a birth cohort in Peru to evaluate chronic environmental exposure to mixed heavy metals on hemoglobin levels, birth outcomes, and infant and child development
  • Lew Semprini Dist Prof at OSU: Development of a Rapid Test for the Cometabolic Treatment of Legacy and Emerging Contaminants Using Co-encapsulated Hydrogels and Embryonic Zebrafish
  • Tom Sharpton Assoc Professor at OSU: The Exposure, Microbiome, and Cognition Cohort (EMC2) Study
  • Caren Weinhouse Asst Prof at OHSU: Identifying epigenetic drivers of pollution-induced cellular defense system gene expression

 

2020 Awardees

Four pilot projects were funded during the 2020 Pilot Project Program cycle.

  • Perry Hystad Assoc Prof at OSU: Personal PAH and Chemical Mixture Exposure Measurements Using Silicone Wristbands: Application to the Global PURE-AIR study; Measure exposure to chemical mixtures among participants in the PURE-AIR cohort, n existing longitudinal cohort assessing the cardiovascular health effects of air pollution.
  • Huaping Liu Professor at OSU: Systems level understanding of health effects of high-band radiofrequency radiations (RFRs); Design new experimental conditions that can examine the health effects of high band radiofrequency radiation that are emitted by 5G technology.
  • Diana Rohlman Assist Prof Senior Research at OSU: West Eugene Air Toxics Exposure Study; Community-based project in collaboration with Beyond Toxics to measure air toxic exposures in a predominantly low income, Hispanic community that is located in close proximity to many industrial air pollution sources.
  • Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg Professor at UO: Missing links in characterization of viral aerosols and indoor transmission risks; Characterize viral aerosol indoor transmission risks as a timely response to improve understanding of ventilation and other built environmental factors to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the indoor environment.