Pilot Projects Spring 2020

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 CACHET Pilot Grant Awardees:


  • Vanessa Coffman (UIC): A population-based study utilizing individual-level Danish register data to assess the association between livestock density and birthweight, 1997-2017.  Young Investigator Award
  • Saira Tasmin (UofC) with Habibul Ahsan (UofC): Air Pollution, Gut Microbiome, and Cardiometabolic Disorders.  Young Investigator Award
  • Serap Erdal (UIC) with Victoria Persky (UIC), Sola Olopade (UofC), Sally Freels (UIC): Study of an Air Pollution Episode in an EJ Community in Chicago During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Link Between PM Exposures, Implosion of a Smokestack and COVID-19. Inter-Institutional Award
  • Dezheng Huo (UofC) with Brisa Aschebrook (UofC) and Muhammad Kibriya (UofC): A preliminary characterization of the environmental impact on breast cancer disparities in Chicago using metabolomics.  Idea Award