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NIH/NIEHS: Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR): Coordinating Center (U24) RFA-ES-15-011

NIH/NIEHS is establishing an infrastructure, the Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR), to provide the extramural research community access to laboratory and statistical analyses to add or expand the inclusion of environmental exposures in their research. CHEAR is being solicited through three FOAs, this FOA solicits a Coordinating Center. In addition, FOAs are being released to solicit a National Exposure Assessment Laboratory Network and an Exposure Data Repository and Resource for Statistical Analysis and Methods Development.

The CHEAR Coordinating Center (U24) will serve as the administrative hub and external access point for CHEAR, managing the flow of materials, data, and analyses between CHEAR units and participating investigators. In addition, the coordinating center will also support administrative functions such as convening steering committee and CHEAR meetings, and organize communication and outreach activities.

USC may only submit one application in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by March 9, 2015. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

NIH/NIEHS indicates that a letter of intent is due on March 30, 2015 and a full proposal is due by April 30, 2015. For more information:

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