Timothy Moran MD, PhD is a recent recipient the NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientists (ONES) Award. This 5-year, $2.68million R01 grant was established to study how indoor environments impact peanut allergy development in children.
Timothy Moran, MD, PhDThe recipient of the recent award is, NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientists (ONES) Award. This five-year, $2.68million R01 research grant aims to examine how peanut allergy development in children is affected by indoor environments.
The ONES program is designed to identify the most skilled Early Stage Investigators, (ESIs), who plan to make a long-term commitment in research in the Environmental Health Sciences. It will also help them launch an innovative research program that focuses on understanding the effects of environmental exposure on people’s health. These R01 research grants are highly competitive and only a few are awarded each year. Samir Kelada (2015) Kun Lu (2015) and Rebecca Fry (2010) were past recipients of UNC research grants.
Dr. Moran is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, and member Childrens Research InstituteAnd Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, (CEMALB).The UNC School of Medicine. His research program focuses on how environmental factors can impact the development of allergies, including food allergy and asthma. Moran will work with UNC scientists Michael Kulis, Yongho Kim, and Feng Chang Lin (Biostatistics) in order to examine how peanut allergy development is affected by home exposures, such as microbial agents and air pollutants.