Reporter 424, 5 October 1998

Chris champions healthy cause

A major initiative to develop collaborative research projects into health and the environment is being launched by the School of Medicine.

The multidisciplinary network already includes over 50 people in 25 different departments or centres.

Professor Chris Wild of the Molecular Epidemiology Unit, School of Medicine, has been asked to act as research champion, and believes there is sufficient expertise in the fields of medicine, the environment and epidemiology to successfully develop such projects.

Likely research areas will include exposure assessment, environmental contaminants, risk estimation, and economic and legal issues.

The research activities and interests of individuals interested in this topic are being entered into the database.

Particular emphasis is being given to tailoring project applications in response to the EU Fifth Framework Work Programme, as it relates to Environment and Health.

If you are interested in participating in this initiative or have any suggestions for specific research projects then please contact Chris Wild by email (

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