Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dr. William Orem, USGS, visits next Monday

Category : News

Dr. William Orem, USGS, Reston, VA, will be visiting us next Monday, December 2nd for a talk on “Health Effects of Energy Resources”. Dr. Orem is a geochemist who has been active in recent years in assessing contaminant release and potential exposures associated with mountaintop coal mining in West Virginia. The talk is in LSRC A247 at 10AM.

Seminar this Friday with Patricia Jensen, Ph.D., NIEHS

Category : toxseminar

It’s the last ITEHP Seminar of the Fall 2013 semester and you won’t want to miss it!

Patricia Jensen, Ph.D., from NIEHS will be speaking about “Developmental Origins of Central Norepinephrine Neuron Diversity” this Friday, November 22 from Noon until 1:30PM. See you there!

Endocrinologist, John Peterson Myers, gives a talk on Wed., November 20

Category : News

John Peterson “Pete” Myers, one of America’s leading endocrinologists, will present a free talk, “Endocrine Disruption: A Global Public Health Threat, and a Global Opportunity for Prevention,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Love Auditorium.  A Q&A will follow his talk. 
Myers is founder, CEO and chief scientist at Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit based in Charlottesville, Va.   He is widely cited for his studies on the human health impacts of bisphenol A and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and for his advocacy of new, more effective approaches to regulating these chemicals and reducing human exposures to them.
A reception will precede Myers’ talk at 5:30 p.m. in the Hall of Science.
In recognition of his pioneering work, Myers received the 2013 Frank Hatch “Sparkplug” Award for Enlightened Public Service.  He has served on the board of the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment since 2007 and in May 2012 became board chair.
For more information: or check out the PDF invite: myersflyer

ITEHP Seminar this Friday with Dr. Sherine Chan

Category : toxseminar

This Friday’s Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP) seminar will be presented by Sherine Chan, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr Chan’s talk is titled: Environmental Toxicant Exposures, Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Birth Defects
Friday, November 15
Noon – 1:30 pm
All ITEHP seminars (*unless noted) are held each Friday in Levine Science Research Center (LSRC), room A247 from Noon to 1:30. A light lunch is provided at noon and the seminar begins promptly at 12:15 pm. 

13th Annual North Carolina PhD Career Fair

Category : News

WHAT: 13th Annual North Carolina PhD Career Fair
WHEN: Thurs Nov 21, 12-4 pm
WHERE: The Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill (
REGISTER . Postdocs who register by 5 pm Tues Nov 19 will receive a pre-printed nametag (first and last name) at the Fair.

The North Carolina PhD Fair is a collaboration between Duke, NCSU, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, and Wake Forest University to showcase their advanced degree candidates in all disciplines. Attending employers hire PhDs with expertise in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.

For a list of attending employers, visit Questions? Contact Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoc Services, at

Dr. Heather Stapleton to speak this afternoon

Category : News

Dr. Heather Stapleton, an ITEHP faculty member, will be giving a presentation this afternoon (Thursday, November 7) and 4:40PM in LSRC A247. The focus of her talk is on TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act, 1976) while asking how well the system has worked to manage chemicals in commerce. She will be using flame retardant chemicals as an example of how TSCA has failed and will be exploring the potential fire safety benefits versus the health risks of such chemicals.

Friday Seminar with Heather Patisaul, NC State

Category : toxseminar

We’re nearing the end of our Fall 2013 ITEHP Seminar Series, so join us this Friday as Heather Patisaul, Ph.D., from North Carolina State University discusses Brain Chemistry: Environmental Influences on Neuroendocrine Development and Behavior”.

We’ll see you this Friday at Noon in LSRC A247!

Heather Patisaul, Ph.D., NC State

Heather Patisaul, Ph.D., NC State

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