NRES, iSEE to Fund 3 Grad Students’ Research in Climate Change, Public Health

July 23, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) are pleased to announce funding awards for three University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign graduate students researching the impacts of climate change on public health.

The 2014-15 Warren Lavey and Dr. Holly Rosencranz Research Awards in Climate Change and Public Health — $3,000 apiece — were allotted to:

  • Surendra Karki, Pathobiology;
  • Nora Sadik, Civil and Environmental Engineering; and
  • Erin Welsh, Integrative Biology.

“We hope that our grant program will raise awareness of, and promote solutions to, the threats of climate change to public health,” Lavey and Rosencranz said in a joint statement. “This year's winners will research the impacts of climate change on insect-borne diseases and water quality in the United States, Uganda, and Panama.” See complete Details here, including more on the work of Karki, Sadik, and Welsh:

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