The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the Wadsworth Center Health Exposure Analysis Research (HHEAR) laboratory hub $2.4 million to continue studies of the exposome.
Exposome studies focus on the totality of human environmental exposures such as chemical and biological exposure to better understand connections between environmental factors and determinants of health.
The latest grant brings the Wadsworth Center's total funding to over $7.5 million and includes $946,826 in NIH supplemental funding intended to support the Environmental Influences on Children's Health Outcomes (ECHO) initiative.
HHEAR labs conduct a variety of clinical laboratory testing and analysis. Wadsworth Center was selected for the NIH grant because of its laboratory expertise in targeted analysis of human specimens for organic and inorganic contaminants, according to a news release from the New York State Department of Health.