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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 10, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 17
Public Health's Center for a Livable Future Announces Grant Recipients

The Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which supports interdisciplinary study by JHU faculty, fellows and students, has announced the six recipients of 2004-2005 Faculty and Student Innovation Grants.

The purpose of the grants is to promote innovative research and synthesis across disciplines on the complex interactions among diet, health, food production and food security, equity, the environment and the world's resources.

The fund also seeks to assist faculty, fellows and students to develop successful careers in the investigation of sustainable practices and policies. After a review process, the following proposals were chosen for funding. The recipients will participate in a colloquium in December to discuss their research, findings and conclusions.

Nicole Cardello, doctoral candidate, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, JHSPH, will examine Meat Consumption and Cancer: Evaluation of Methods to Assess Dietary Exposure to Heterocyclic Amines and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.

Jay Graham, doctoral candidate, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, JHSPH, is investigating the Impact of Poultry Litter as Fertilizer on the Bacteriological Quality of Leafy Vegetables.

Rolf U. Halden, assistant professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, JHSPH, submitted a proposal called Municipal Sludge Disposal and Sustainable Agriculture: A Pilot Study Showcasing the Challenge of Combining the Two.

Roni Neff, doctoral candidate, Department of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH, is looking at the Geography of Occupational Injury and Illness in the Meat Products Industries: Economic, Demographic, Social and Political Risk Factors.

Lance B. Price, doctoral candidate, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, JHSPH, is researching Integron-Associated Antimicrobial Resistance on Commercial Poultry Products.

Nathan Wolfe, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, JHSPH/Johns Hopkins Cameroon Project, will be studying Forest Food: The Health of Wild and Domestic Food Animals in Central African Forests.


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