PROTECT Center News
Mar 23, 2020
This week, the PROTECT multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research center, led by Akram Alshawabkeh, Director of PROTECT, and Snell Professor of Engineering and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, was awarded a five-year $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue and expand its work. This next phase of PROTECT research will include the study of an additional 1,000 pregnant women and look at a mixture of chemicals beyond the initial two suspect chemical classes.
Dec 14, 2018
PROTECT Researchers evaluate Hurricane Maria’s Impact and suggest a ‘Visionary Rebuilding’ plan for Government Institutions
The PROTECT Center, led by CEE Professor Akram Alshawabkeh, studies exposure to environmental contamination in Puerto Rico and its contribution to preterm birth. It is funded through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Superfund Research Program. Source: PROTECT The impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the island is massive, with over a thousand […]
Sep 12, 2018
CEE Professor Akram Alshawabkeh has been awarded $13.2M over five years from the National Institutes of Health to lead a renewal of the multi-institutional and interdisciplinary research project, entitled, “Environmental Influences of Child Health Outcomes in Puerto Rico (ECHO-PRO).
Dec 13, 2017
Alejandro Rovira, S’19, spent his co-op working with the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) and the Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development (CRECE), led by CEE Professor and COE Associate Dean of Research Akram Alshawabkeh, to determine the environmental health of those in Puerto Rico.
Oct 05, 2016
PROTECT and CRECE will be taking part in a new national study led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which aims to investigate the ways in which early exposure to a range of environmental factors influence the short- and long-term health of children.
Jul 19, 2016
NIEHS director Linda Birnbaum spoke at the Alumni Center on the importance of PROTECT's first multi-country study Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (ZIP). Source: News @ Northeastern “You can’t change your genes, but you can change your environment.” So said Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, […]
Sep 24, 2015
The COE Undergraduate Research Lab fair gathered hundreds of students eager to learn about the research opportunities available to them.
Sep 21, 2015
CEE Professor Akram Alshawabkeh and his team were awarded a $2.9M federally funded grant for a “Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE).”