Institute for Health and the Environment
The Institute was created to promote interdisciplinary research and grants in the broad area of health and the environment. Faculty in the Institute are drawn from several schools and colleges of the University, and other local universities and medical centers. The Institute promotes linkages between community grassroots organizations and leaders and researchers by establishing partnerships with communities on issues related to the environment and health. The Institute’s External Advisory Board, consisting of prominent community leaders and grassroots community organizations, supports these partnerships. In order to promote interdisciplinary research, the Institute sponsors a regular seminar series so that members of the Institute can become acquainted with and knowledgeable of each other's research expertise. The Institute also organizes and sponsors symposia and conferences and provides resources to its members for grant-related activities.