Akram Alshawabkeh in the news
Akram Alshawabkeh for Northeastern
“You cannot do environmental health work if you don’t work with the community,” said Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, during remarks on campus on Monday. She lauded Northeastern, with its emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practice, for doing just that, and noted Northeastern’s contributions to a multi-country study of Zika.
The award, from the NIH and the EPA, will establish a center in Puerto Rico that will study how pollutant exposure and psychosocial risk factors impact the health and development of children living on the island’s heavily contaminated northern coast.
Northeastern University has received a five-year, $13.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to continue its interdisciplinary, multi-university investigation into the complex relationship between environmental contamination and preterm birth.