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Oct 17 2017

Seminar: Oct. 20, Robert Tighe, MD, Duke University Medical Center

Please join us on Friday, October 20, at 12:00 pm in Field Auditorium, Environment Hall, to hear Dr. Robert Tighe speak about “Links between pulmonary macrophage function and environmental exposures.” Dr. Tighe is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine within the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care unit. See abstract …

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Oct 10 2017

Seminar: Oct. 13, Dr. Christopher Kassotis, PhD

Please join us on Friday, October 13, at 12:00 pm in Field Auditorium, Environment Hall, to hear Dr. Chris Kassotis speak about “Mechanisms of adipogenic activity of environmental contaminants and mixture.” Dr. Kassotis is currently an NRSA postdoctoral research fellow in the Nicholas School of the Environment. He works in Dr. Heather Stapleton’s lab and …

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Oct 03 2017

Seminar: October 6, Dr. Rebecca Fry, UNC

On Friday, October 6, at 12:00 pm in Environment Hall’s Field Auditorium, Dr. Rebecca Fry will present a talk entitled “The Placental Epigenome as a Driver of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.“ Dr. Fry serves as the Director of the UNC Superfund Research Program and is a professor with the Department of Environmental Sciences and …

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Sep 25 2017

Seminar: Friday, Sept. 29, Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD

On Friday, September 29, at 12:00 pm in Environment Hall’s Field Auditorium, Dr. Andrea Baccarelli will present a talk entitled “Mitochondriomics and Epigenetics in Human Air Pollution Studies – New Findings and Methodological Challenges.” Dr. Baccarelli serves as the Environmental Health Sciences Department Chair and the Director of the Laboratory of Precision Environmental Biosciences at Columbia …

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Sep 20 2017

Friday, Sept. 22 – Duke University Superfund Research Center Fall Symposium

Join us on Friday, September 22! A Superfund-themed symposium will be held in Environment Hall on Duke University’s West Campus from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Bill Suk, PhD, Director of the Superfund Research Program at NIEHS, will give a keynote lecture to start the day. Investigators from each of the Duke Superfund Center’s research projects …

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Sep 12 2017

UPEH Admission Application Open Now!

The UPEH Application is now available online at The Duke Graduate School website! The deadline is December 8 (listed under “Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health”) for Fall 2018 admission. Please go here for more information about the application process. If you have specific questions, please email Sarah Phillips.

Sep 01 2017

Friday, Sept. 8 UPEH Seminar – “Translating Science and Engaging Communities: Overview and Trainee Opportunities”

  Charlotte Clark, PhD, and Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza, PhD, the directors of the Duke University Superfund Research Center’s Research Translation Core (RTC) and Community Engagement Core (CEC), respectively, will present an overview of the goals and current research projects of the RTC and the newly-established CEC, with a focus on how trainees and investigators can get …

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Jul 26 2017

UPEH Fall Symposium – September 22

The UPEH 2017 Fall Symposium will be dedicated to the Superfund Research Center. Please meet in Field Auditorium in Environment Hall on Duke University’s West Campus for registration and a light breakfast at 8:30 am. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP HERE. If you need a parking pass, please email Sarah Phillips. Agenda …

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Jul 26 2017

Superfund Research Center Funding Renewed

As of Spring 2017, the Duke Superfund Research Center has been renewed for an additional five-year grant cycle. The new center will support five research projects as well as six outreach and training programs/cores. The focus of the center will remain on exploring early life exposure to toxic chemicals that affect development and cause later life consequences. …

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Jul 25 2017

Save the Date! 2017 Fall Forum: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

The 2017 Fall Forum, organized by the Duke Environmental Health Scholars Program, will be held at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, NC, from November 30 – December 1. The Forum will create functional interactions to bring about changes in the environment, make new connections both in the community and political front, find consensus and bring …

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