Eleven ITEHP alumni presented a series of thoughtful and challenging career-focused talks to almost 75 attendees from Duke and other triangle institutions. Several opportunities for informal networking were included in the event which kicked off on Thursday, September 29th with four Career Affinity Group meetings in which current ITEHP students were able to meet with alumni who are working in Industry, Academia, NGO’s, and Government.
This Fall’s Symposium features Duke University ITEHP Alumni who will be discussing their own professional development and career paths. This event will be held in Field Auditorium, Environment Hall, Duke University on September 30th. You may register via the link https://goo.gl/forms/w68p5vbytHCBTcyV2
You may also download your own copy of the ITEHP Alumi Career Symposium here!
ITEHP will welcome back 12 of its program alumni to discuss their career paths on September 30th in Field Auditorium. Stay tuned for the agenda and registration details.
Our Fall ITEHP Seminar series kicks off on September 2nd with a talk presented by NSOE Professors Charlotte Clark & Elizabeth Shapiro titled “Communication out of the box: Research translation and community engagement”
Join us in Field Auditorium at Noon! The full series is posted here
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 is to address the legacy-specific consequences of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) in lentic waters that receive, or have historically received, coal-fired energy facility effluents. Jessica’s project involves a combination of of field work to collect water, sediment, primary producers, and fish from impacted and reference sites for contaminant analysis and laboratory-based toxicity research using fish model species. Her preliminary results suggest that these contaminants will be retained by, and impact, freshwater systems for many years even though the sources of contamination have been terminated.
Jessica’s advisers are Emily Bernhardt, Professor of Biology, and Richard T. Di Giulio, professor of environmental toxicology and Director of Duke University’s Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program.
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 to: http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/02/23/toxsci.kfv044.abstract
Dr. Noyes now works for the EPA.
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
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 Environmental Factor
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!