Daily Archives: September 16, 2015

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

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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 students who were among the first ever to collect data on contaminants flowing into creeks in Granville County and the potential risks they posed. David received his honor last Saturday, September 12 at the 52nd annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards ceremony in Cary. Please join us in congratulating him!

Lauren Wyatt Wins Student Poster Competition

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laurenCongrats 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 to Mercury from Regional Gold Mining in Madre de Dios, Peru,” bested dozens of other entries in the competition. In addition to bragging rights, she also brings home a $300 cash prize. Lauren’s co-authors on the poster were Duke faculty, Bill Pan, Heileen Hsu-Kim, both of whom are also ITEHP faculty members, as well as  Ernesto Ortiz, and Beth Feingold of SUNY-Albany.

September 2015