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Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function
Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 23
Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?
UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes
Located in News / 2016 / February
UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant
The US Department of Defense tabbed UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers led by Richard Boucher, MD, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to study the adverse effects of inhaling toxic fumes from burn pits in the field.
Located in News / 2018 / December
E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense
The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes remain unknown, but toxicologists at UNC are now uncovering how use of e-cigarettes affect genes involved in upper airway immune defense.
Located in News / 2016 / June
Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea
In this video, UNC School of Medicine toxicologist Ilona Jaspers, PhD, explains the science of inhaling vapor from e-cigarette products and why we should not compare vaping or "juuling" to smoking.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research
Researchers in lab of Ilona Jaspers, PhD, found that the common food additive cinnamaldehyde impaired cilia -- the hair-like structures on lung cells crucial for proper respiratory function.
Located in News / 2018 / June
The Burn Microbiome
UNC’s Dana Walsh creates a new research method to better understand how to battle airway bacteria common in smoke inhalation victims.
Located in News / 2015 / December
Jaspers Featured on NIEHS Podcast About E-Cigarettes and Teen Health
Ilona Jaspers, PhD, was featured as a guest expert on a NIEHS podcast about e-cigarettes and teenagers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Oct. 4
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high on “Best Global Universities” list
In the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, pharmacology and toxicology were lumped into one category and ranked first among public universities. Among all universities around the globe, UNC pharmacology/toxicology ranked second behind Harvard.
Located in News / 2018 / February