Monthly Archives: October 2013

Visualization Friday Forum

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Come hear professors Katherine Franz and Stephen Craig talk about their experience using graphical abstracts and mini-presentations to help summer REU students get more out of their project time.

Friday, Nov 1
Noon – 1pm
Katherine Franz & Stephen Craig · Duke Chemistry
(work done with Andrew Franks & Julia Roberts)
Creating Graphical Abstracts to Improve the Process of Scientific Research

One program. 10 students. 9 different labs. 3 departments. 8 weeks.

Lot of challenges for student researchers: Understand project, Communicate project, Collect data, Analyze data, Present results, Be coherent, Be interesting, Be trustworthy, Be brilliant.
How do you get students who are new to campus and to each other invested quickly into a research project so that they can make meaningful progress during a short summer research stint? To attack this challenge with our cohort of students in the NSF-REU CASMM program (Chemistry and Applications of Smart Molecules & Materials), we had them create visual images of their research project at both the very beginning and the end of their stay. In this presentation, we will discuss how we used 3-minute mini-presentations and graphical abstracts to train students in how to think about science, communicate science, and help themselves understand their own projects through the process of image creation.

ITEHP Seminar this Friday with Dr. John Wise, University of Southern Maine

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ITEHP and the Duke Cancer Institute will be hosting John Wise, Ph.D., from University of Southern Maine on Friday, October 25th from Noon-1:30PM. He will be lecturing on “Mechanisms of Chromium Carcinogenesis: Insights from Human and Whale Cells”.

Lunch will be provided, but we are asking attendees to please register for this event so we can get a head count. To register, please fill out the following form. This lecture will be held in the Searle Center Lecture Hall. Here are driving and walking directions to Duke’s Searle Center, which is located within the Seeley G. Mudd building on the Duke West Campus.

John_closeup Dr. John Wise from University of Southern Maine

Register for next week’s ITEHP Symposium

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NANO_Symp (1)

Rapidly Emerging Nanomaterials: Insuring Human and Environmental Health

Fall 2013 ITEHP Symposium

Thursday, October 31, 2013, Doris Duke Center, Duke Gardens


Agenda here

You will receive an e-mail confirmation and reminder on October 28th.


RJRT Fellowship Deadline October 15

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Turn in your applications ASAP so you don’t miss out!

For more information about the fellowship or application process head over to this page.

Shuqun Yang, ITEHP Graduate Student speaks this Friday, Oct 11th

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Shuqun Yang, ITEHP Graduate Student in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, will be giving a talk this upcoming Friday, October 11th. The topic is “Cell Cycle Regulated Phosphorylation of the Telomere-associated Protein TIN2”.

Lunch will be provided at Noon in LSRC A247. We hope to see you there!

shuqun-yangShuqun Yang, PhD Candidate

A few reminders:  
& Two upcoming ITEHP events require registration if you plan to attend:
  • Oct 25:    John Wise, Ph.D., University of Southern Maine
Of Whales and Men: Elucidating a Comprehensive Carcinogenic Mechanism for Chromium, a Global Environmental Pollutant
SEARLE CENTER LECTURE HALL, Friday, October 25 at noon (jointly sponsored by Duke Cancer Institute & ITEHP) REGISTER HERE
·         Oct 31: Rapidly Emerging Nanomaterials: Insuring Human and Environmental Health  (jointly sponsored by ITEHP, CEINT, and Duke’s SRC). You can find the agenda here and you may REGISTER HERE
Parking for non-Duke visitors is available most Fridays in the Bryan Center Parking Garage. Driving / walking directions to LSRC from parking garage are attached. We regret that parking cannot be guaranteed due to the high volume of events on campus. Bryan Center Parking Garage hang tag passes (cannot be used in hourly pay lot) are available from Eve Marion.

Upcoming Symposium on Nanoparticles!

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NANO_Symp (1)

Rapidly Emerging Nanomaterials: Insuring Human and Environmental Health

Fall 2013 ITEHP Symposium

Thursday, October 31, 2013, Doris Duke Center, Duke Gardens


8:00-8:30: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45: Welcome and Overview; Mark Wiesner, Ph.D. and Richard Di Giulio, Ph.D., Duke University

8:45-9:30: Nanomaterials and Human Health: The Good and the Bad; Andre Nel, M.D., University of California at Los Angeles

9:30-10:15: Dynamic Transformations of Manufactured Nanoparticles in Complex Environmental and Biological MediaJamie Lead, Ph.D., University of South Carolina

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-11:00: Close Encounters of an Infectious Kind: The influence of Nanoparticles on PathogensTara Sabo-Attwood, Ph.D., University of Florida

11:00-11:30: Using Genetic and Microscopic Analysis to Understand Mechanisms of Silver Nanoparticle Toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans; Joel Meyer, Ph.D., Duke University

11:30-12:00: Nanomaterials in the Real World – Nanomaterial Impacts in Ecosystems; Emily Bernhart, Ph.D. , Duke University

12:00-1:00       Lunch

1:00-1:30: Lysosomes as Targets for Nanoparticles – Cellular and Ecotoxicological ModelsAmy Ringwood, Ph.D., UNC-Charlotte

1:30-2:00: Nanomaterials as a Potential Cause of Lung DiseaseJames Bonner, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

2:00-2:30: Quantum Dots Applied to Improve Theranostics of Nanotherapeutics; Kam Leong, Ph.D., Duke University

2:30-3:00: Discussion and Closing Remarks; Mark Wiesner, Ph.D. and Richard Di Giulio, Ph.D., Duke University

Support for this Symposium is provided by:

Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT)Duke University Superfund Research Center, Duke Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

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ITEHP Logo Design Contest!

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Disclaimer: Must be an ITEHP student to participate. 
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NCSOT Meeting Poll

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If you are planning on attending the NCSOT meeting, October 24th, please fill out this poll so we can get an idea of which/how many ITEHP students will be attending. Thanks!

NCSOT Meeting: Headcount

Steve Patierno, Duke Cancer Institute speaks this Friday

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Dr. Steve Patierno of the Duke Cancer Institute will be our guest speaker this Friday, October 4th, for the ITEHP Fall Seminar Series. His talk is titled “Chromium: A Complicated Conundrum of a Complex Carcinogen”.

Lunch will be provided at Noon in the LSRC A247. See you there!


October 2013