June 5, 2018: Q&A on Epigenetic Effects of Parental Exposures on Offspring

February 7, 2018: The Chronicle 18: Eighteen people you need to know at Duke  Graduate student Rashmi Joglekar was selected as one of the Chronicle’s 18.  Read about the amazing things she has accomplished as President of the Graduate and Professional Student Council.

January 10, 2018: Pregnant women in NC exposed to less secondhand nicotine after ‘smoking ban’

January 16, 2018: Susan Murphy, Ph.D. Selected for ALICE Program

July 20, 2017: Studying Superfunds: Duke Environmental Engineers Investigate How Super-Polluted Areas Affect Early Human Health

October 16, 2014: Duke Epigenetics and Epigenomics Program (DEEP) Environmental Epigenetics Mini-Symposium.  Trent Semans Center for Health Education, 9 AM - 12 PM. Keynote speaker: Rebecca Fry, PhD from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.  RSVP to

March 7, 2014: ITEHP / Duke Superfund / NICHES Children's Center Spring Symposium:  

"Cognitive Impairment Caused by Developmental Neurotoxic Exposure: Mechanisms, Consequences and Therapeutic Treatment"

For more information, click HERE.

December 10, 2013: BASS Connections Team talks about their work to develop educational materials for the NICHES Children's Center on tobacco smoke, epigenetics and neurodevelopment on Duke Office Hours.

December 5, 2013:  See the press release about our new NICHES Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Resarch Center.

December 3, 2013: Environmental Health Perspectives journal chooses Paper of the Year:

 Joubert, B.R. Haberg, S.E., Nilsen, R.M., Wang, X., Vollset, S.E., Murphy, S.K., Huang, Z., Hoyo, C., Midttun, O., Cupul-Uicab, L.A., Ueland, P.M., Wu, M.C., Nystad, W., Bell, D.A., Peddada, S.D. and S.J. London. 2012. 450k Epigenome-wide scan identifies differential DNA methylation in newborns related to maternal smoking during pregnancy. Environmental Health Perspectives 120:1425-1431. 

September 23, 2013: Susan Murphy interviewed on NPR Morning Edition by Jon Hamilton on epigenetics during pregnancy and results from our NEST cohort study. 

May 30, 2013: Susan Murphy interviewed on The Joan Hamburg Show (starting at 19 minutes) from WOR Radio, New York: A new study from Laval University in Canada found methylation and expression differences in siblings born to mothers before and after gastric bypass surgery in genes related to insulin resistance, inflammation and cardiovascular function.  The kids born to moms after the bypass surgery had improved glucoregulatory function than their sibs born before the surgery.

See the April 6, 2013 issue of Science News for a story by Tina Hesman Saey on epigenetic changes over generations.  Research from the Murphy Lab is featured in the article.

March 1, 2013: Spring ITEHP Symposium:  

"How Epigenomic Effects Mediate Persisting Actions of Developmental Toxicants"

 For more information, click HERE

September 2012:    Published results from our Newborn Epigenetics STudy were mentioned in the September 19th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association in a piece by Griffin P. Rodgers and Francis S. Collins entitled, "The Next Generation of Obesity Research: No Time to Waste." 



April 11, 2012: Murphy Lab team “Crazy Ladies” takes first place in the Duke Get Moving Challenge for Exercise Minutes, with each team member averaging 5,994 minutes of exercise over the 10 week competition!



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