Headquartered at Wayne State University in the heart of Detroit, the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) is one of a few select environmental health sciences core centers in the nation funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Grant Number P30 ES020957).
Through the application of cutting-edge research and technology, CURES researchers and community partners work together to understand how human complex exposures to chemical and non-chemical stressors in the urban environment can influence the development of environmentally-linked disease.
The over-arching theme of CURES is to create a gateway to a healthy Detroit!
As shown in the wheel diagram below, the CURES transdisciplinary team includes:
- 4 Research Interest Groups focused on environmental effects on the immune system, cancer susceptibility, metabolism and life-stages of heightened vulnerability to environmental stressors.
- Administrative Core
- Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC)
- Career Development Program
- Pilot Project Program
- Exposure Signatures Facility Core (ESFC)
- Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core (IHSFC)