A Cross-Town Partnership

UChicago and UIC collaborate on CACHET

CACHET in Chicago

Center established through $4 million grant from NIH

The NIEHS ChicAgo Center for Health and EnvironmenT (CACHET)

The ChicAgo Center for Health and EnvironmenT (CACHET) promotes multidisciplinary environmental health research among clinician, laboratory and population scientists from two Chicago area universities with complementary strengths and structure to understand, evaluate and ultimately reduce environmental health related disparities among residents of the region and beyond.



request for applications

CACHET seeks applications for Pilot Projects for research that addresses environmental, biological and/or social factors influencing environmental health in our communities

 Applications are required to propose using one or more of the CACHET Cores (https://www.chicago-cachet.org/facility-cores): 

            • The CACHET Community Engagement Core (CEC)
            • The CACHET Biomarkers Core (particularly for research using the new ICP-MS equipment for metals analysis)
            • The CACHET Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core (IHSFC)
            • The CACHET Microbiome Core

IMPORTANT: The NEW application process involves a reviewable Letter of Intent (LOI) by the deadline of September 1 notification of acceptance of selected LOIs for full proposal by September 15 and Full Proposal due by Sept 30, 2021 (details below).

DEADLINES: LOI – Sept 1, 2021, Invited Application – Sept 30, 2021