Oceans and human health: A new era of environmental opportunities

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Daniel G Baden, Director (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/

Abstract: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has supported environmental health sciences that overlap with ocean science questions and resources since its inception. The second NIEHS director, David Rall, and NIEHS’s third director, Dr. Kenneth Olden, exhibited active interest in the development and funding of oceans and human health-related research, education, and outreach. The institute has provided fiscal support for regular research grants, center grants, and program project grants; for individual and institutional training grants; and for conference and meeting support. During Dr. Olden’s tenure, the institute has also demonstrated leadership in working with other institutes within the National Institutes of Health to further ocean-based biomedical research and has reached out to other funding agencies and departments of the federal government. The Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Science Center program is the longest lasting, most productive, and high-profile aspect of NIEHS’s funding in the ocean environmental health sciences, and under Dr. Olden’s leadership that program has steadily increased in stature. Developed collaboratively with Rita Colwell, immediate past director of the National Science Foundation, the present Centers for Oceans and Human Health are a joint exercise of the two agencies. The Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Science Center program, the three research foci of the present Centers for Oceans and Human Health program, and increased collaborative oceans and human health research will all contribute to the health of the world’s oceans and, by co-dependence, the health of humans. doi:10.1289/ehp.7964 available via http://dx.doi.org/

Additional Information

Baden, D. G. (2005). Oceans and human health: A new era of environmental opportunities. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116-127. Retrieved from http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2005/7964/7964.pdf. [Reprinted with permission from Environmental Health Perspectives.]
Language: English
Date: 2009
Environmental health--Research--United States
Environmental health--Research--United States

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