November 9, Noon - 1:00 PM: “Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Women’s Reproductive Health: Findings from The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation” with Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ning Ding, PhD, MPH (School of Public Health, University of Michigan)
- Oct 07 2021: CONGRATULATIONS!: Center Associate Faculty Karl J. Jepsen, Ph.D., appointed associate dean for research
- Jun 28 2021: CONGRATULATIONS!: Doctoral Candidate Alexis N. Reeves, MPH, chosen for the inaugural year of Stanford University Postdoctoral Scholars Program
- May 27 2021: CONGRATULATIONS! Core faculty member Emily Somers, PhD, ScM named Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Sep 07 2021: “Feminine Hygiene Products and Volatile Organic Compounds in Reproductive-Aged Women Across the Menstrual Cycle: A Longitudinal Pilot Study” Authors: Ning Ding, Nan Lin, Stuart Batterman, Sung Kyun Park
- Sep 06 2021: “Associations between rice consumption, arsenic metabolism, and insulin resistance in adults without diabetes” Authors: Xiang Li, Xin Wang, Sung Kyun Park
- Jul 26 2021: “Urinary metals and metal mixtures and timing of natural menopause in midlife women: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation” Authors: Xin Wang, Ning Ding, Siobán D Harlow, John F Randolph, Bhramar Mukherjee, Ellen B Gold, Sung Kyun Park
SWAN Genomic Analyses performed dense genome-wide genotyping and imputation of genetic variants throughout the genome to the Haplotype Reference Consortium (HRC) reference panel in 1538 SWAN participants. This project enables SWAN to participate in genetic consortia focused on reproductive aging as well as risk factors for health and disease in women with data uploaded to dbGaP. We are also conducting gene-based analyses to assess the association of menopausal traits, including vasomotor symptoms, with genetic loci previously identified to be associated with age at menarche and menopause. (AG 017719)
The SWAN Multi-Pollutant Study (MPS) was initiated in 2016 to examine health effects of multiple environmental chemical exposures, including perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), metals, phenols, phthalates, and organophosphate pesticide among midlife women. Funded through two R01 grants by the National Institute of Environmental Health and Sciences (NIEHS), the SWAN MPS specifically investigates 1) obesity, type-2 diabetes and related metabolic endpoints; and 2) reproductive health including sex steroid hormones, age at menopause and ovarian aging).
The Michigan Farmworker Project (MFP) is a community-engaged project that aims to provide a deeper understanding of the complex working and living conditions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the state of Michigan and the relationship with health outcomes in this population. The MFP seeks to identify indicators of labor exploitation in farmworkers and relate this understanding to farmworker’s psychosocial, occupational and environmental risk factors as well as gaps in service provision and recommendations from farmworkers themselves to address their current working and living conditions.