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Minimize Center for the Environmental Basis for Human Disease

The University of Pittsburgh Center for the Environmental Basis of Human Disease (CEBHD) mission is to foster interdisciplinary investigation of the complex networks and pathways that contribute to non-malignant human diseases or disease outcomes with environmental etiologies. The CEBHD brings basic, epidemiological, and clinical investigators together to translate environmental health sciences research into improved clinical medicine, protection of public health, and enhanced public health awareness. The CEBHD serves as a community resource and works with community partners to promote access to underserved populations and increase community participation in research. The objective of the CEBHD is to provide a stimulating intellectual environment that enhances the capabilities of individual members by facilitating organized interdisciplinary, collaborative research.

Minimize Center for Free Radical and Antioxidant Health

CFRAH has been established to create an intellectual environment conducive of collaborative interdisciplinary research activities in the field of free radicals and antioxidants as they relate to health and disease; to develop new methodological approaches for assessment of biomarkers of oxidative stress, free radical intermediates, and antioxidants in biological fluids, cells, and tissues; to provide the Pitt scientific community with professional expertise in the design and implementation of experiments using adequate techniques and facilities for assessment of biomarkers of oxidative stress, free radicals, and antioxidants; to provide training in the use of and access to new techniques and instrumentations to assess biomarkers of oxidative stress and antioxidant status; to facilitate communication among investigators worldwide who are interested in free radical research; and to welcome and encourage scientists of all disciplines to visit our center and undertake collaborative work.

Minimize Center for Healthy Environments and Communities

The mission of the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities (CHEC) is to improve environmental health in Western Pennsylvania through community-based research. The center takes a community-based approach to analyze the social, economic, political, policy, behavioral and geographical variables with environmental health issues.

Minimize Center for Lung Regeneration

Chronic lung diseases cover a broad spectrum of ailments that have a dramatic impact on the health of individuals within our community. Susceptibility factors include genetics, age, gender, and acute or chronic exposure to agents either in the environment or workplace. These factors predispose individuals to inflammatory disorders and lung degeneration leading to decreased pulmonary function, and have direct or indirect influences on lung injury and reparative capacity.

The Goals of Center for Lung Regeneration (CLR) are to further build upon the existing strengths in basic and applied lung tissue regeneration research with the aims of enhancing collaborative research across departments and schools at the University of Pittsburgh, and to accelerate translation of basic research discoveries to clinical application. Furthermore, coordination of basic and translational research in the context of the Center for Lung Regeneration will promote both national and international recognition of this field of strength to enhance opportunities for external collaboration.

Additional Centers & Institutes

Find out more about other affiliated centers, institutes, and laboratories at Pitt Public Health.

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