CEED HAS MOVED! Please visit our new website at http://ceed.rutgers.edu





Environmental Health Pilot Program Request for Proposals
CEED, in collaboration with EOHSI, is soliciting applications for its 2014 Pilot Project Program. Pilot funding supports new environmental health research with the potential to improve human health. Proposals are due Friday, May 30, 2014. [Download the full request for proposals here.]

CEED receives five-year infrastructure renewal grant from NIEHS
The grant's annual ~$1.25 million funding (direct costs) will be supplemented with $1 million in university funding over the five-year cycle and will help to implement CEED's vision to pursue precision environmental health research through the integration of clinical, basic and population-based studies. CEED will leverage its extensive experience and expertise with new capabilities in exposure biology, epigenomics and microbiomics. [Read the full story here.]

Rutgers Today - November 11, 2013
Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease Linked to Fungus
Rutgers researcher and CEED member Joan Bennett's work on indoor mold exposure follows her own illness suffered while cleaning up flood damage from Hurricane Katrina.

Rise in Falls and Fractures Among Elderly After Superstorm Sandy
A report co-authored by Rutgers researcher and CEED member Sue Shapses warns of the dangers extended power outages can pose to older New Jerseyans.

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Rutgers EOHSI/COEC program for HS students eatured in NIEHS October 2013 newsletter: 

Center Director: Helmut Zarbl, PhD

Deputy Director: Debra Laskin, PhD

Center Administrator: Kimi Nakata, MPH, MSW

Publications by CEED Members


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)




The Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease (CEED) was established in 1987 as a collaboration between Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with a goal of understanding, detecting, preventing and solving environmental health problems through collaborative research.   The Center has received generous support from NIEHS for the last 25 years [ES005022], as one of 20 Centers of Excellence. CEED currently has approximately 78 members from 23 Rutgers departments.

Regionally, CEED serves New Jersey, the most densely populated and perhaps the most heavily polluted state in the nation.  Nationally, our members serve as advisors to state and local officials, and citizen groups on issues of pollution and consequent disease, environmental health education and disease prevention. 


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