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Jun 28 2016

Jessica Brandt Receives 2016 EPA STAR Fellowship

Third year ITEHP, Nicholas School of the Environment PhD Student, Jessica Brandt has been awarded a 2016 EPA STAR (Science to Achieve Results) Fellowship in the amount of $132,000 for three years. The title of Jessica’s project is “Persistence of coal combustion residues in freshwater ecosystems and consequences for native biota.” Jessica’s primary research goal …

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Jun 13 2016

ITEHP Alum Dr. Pam Noyes Wins Best Postdoctoral Publication at the 2016 Society of Toxicology Conference

The ITEHP would like to congratulate ITEHP and Nicholas School of the Environment Alum, Dr. Pamela Noyes for winning an award for best postdoc publication at 2016 SOT. To read her paper, titled, “Advanced morphological-behavioral test platform reveals neurodevelopmental defects in embryonic zebrafish exposed to comprehensive suite of halogenated and organophosphate flame retardants” please go …

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Apr 14 2016

Anthony Luz Awarded F31 Grant from NIEHS

Congratulations to Tony Luz for being awarded The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)!   The Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award enables promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of …

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Jan 04 2016

ITEHP Spring Seminars: Join us on Fridays at Noon!

ITEHP Seminars are held each Friday in Field Auditorium in Environment Hall unless otherwise noted. All are welcome to attend! For the complete schedule, please visit the Seminar page here

Dec 01 2015

Capacity Audience for ITEHP’s Toxicity of Power Symposium!

Our sold out November 13, 2015 Fall symposium, The Toxicity of Power, brought together scientists, students, regulators and the concerned public to highlight specific toxicological problems from a range of energy producing activities and to discuss ways in which these problems can be minimized. For a summary of this event, please see the article in …

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Sep 16 2015

David Hinton named Water Conservationist of the Year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation

ITEHP faculty member, David Hinton has been honored as Water Conservationist of the Year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. In selecting David for this well-deserved recognition, NCWF cited him for his lifetime achievements as an environmental educator; his research on water quality in the Tar-Pamlico watershed; and his mentorship of Master of Environmental Management …

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Sep 16 2015

Lauren Wyatt Wins Student Poster Competition


Congrats to ITEHP, Nicholas School PhD student, Lauren Wyatt, who has just returned from Sao Paolo, Brazil, where she won a Student Poster Competition at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference for her research on mercury exposure. Lauren’s winning poster, “Characterizing Temporal Mercury Exposure from Hair in Women of Child-Bearing Age Exposed …

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Aug 04 2015

Stapleton study shows chemicals in house dust may trigger receptor linked to obesity

Recently published in Environmental Science & Technology, analysis by Stapleton’s co-author, Duke PhD student Mingliang Fang, showed that 28 of 30 semi-volatile compounds commonly found in indoor dust were “weak or moderate” PPARgamma agonists – meaning they could bind to and activate the receptor.  

May 27 2015

Non-Academic Biomedical Career Workshop – June 2, 2014


ITEHP grad students are invited to attend a Non-Academic Career Workshop for School of Medicine biomedical graduate students on June 2, 2015. The workshop will be from 9:30 am -2:30 pm in the Great Hall at the Trent Semans Center. The day’s events include two speaker sessions and a networking lunch with the panelists. Please …

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May 04 2015

Dr. Daniel Schlenk visits ITEHP!

Join us in Field Auditorium at 10:30AM on Thursday, May 7th for a special presentation by UC Riverside professor, Dr. Daniel Schlenk. Dr. Schlenk’s talk is titled, “Developmental windows and mechanisms of salinity-enhanced toxicity of selenium in euryhaline fish.”

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