ITEHP student, Matthew Ruis, was named a recipient of the 2020 Nicholas School Dean’s Award  for Best Graduate Student Manuscript for his paper on how fetal exposure to flame retardants can affect thyroid hormones. Click HERE to read more!

ITEHP students Sam Hall and Kirsten Overdahl were both awarded the 2019 Carolinas SETAC Pat McClellan-Green Travel Award to support their travel to the annual SETAC meeting to present their research.  Click HERE to read more about this exciting news!

Recent Toxicology and Nicholas School of the Environment graduate, Jessica Brandt, was lead author on a paper focused on how fish ear bones can be used to identify and track coal ash contamination in the waters where it lived. Information on this study can be found here.

Postdoc Jessica Hartman won a Best Platform Presentation award at the Genetics & Environmental Mutagenesis Society (GEMS) meeting for her talk titled “Long-Term Swimming Exercise in Caenorhabditis elegans Improves Mitochondrial Health and Protects Animals from Age- and Toxicant-Induced Degeneration.” Jessica, who received a $500 travel award as part of the honor, works in the Meyer Lab.

Casey Lindberg was awarded a Carolinas SETAC Pat McClellan-Green Travel Award to support her travel to the November 2018 SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) conference in Sacramento, CA. She will be presenting her graduate research at this conference. Casey is a 5th year PhD student in the Di Giulio lab.

Rich Di Giulio, PhD, was recently chosen as a “SETAC Fellow.” Fellows are a select group of SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) members chosen for their outstanding leadership and science. Congratulations, Rich! 

Allison Phillips won the Otto Hutzinger Student Award for the best student presentation at the International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants in Krakow, Poland, in August 2018. Alli is a 5th year PhD student in the Stapleton lab.

After Hurricane Florence in Sept. 2018, many faculty and staff jumped in right away to conduct research about toxicological after-effects of the storm. Two examples can be seen below:

Superfund PI, Dr. Lee Ferguson, and Analytical Chemistry Core Manager, Abigail Joyce, collected floodwater samples along the Neuse River and some of its tributaries. See the news piece and read more here.

Dr. Elena Craft, Senior Health Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund (and Duke Toxicology PhD ’06!), and Bryan Luukinen, Duke Superfund Research Program, talked to Spectrum News about what environmental scientists are looking for to assess the impacts of Hurricane Florence. See the 7-minute news piece here.

Savannah Volkoff won the 2018 KC Donnelly Externship award! Savannah is a 4th year PhD student in the UPEH program. For her externship, Volkoff will travel to Baltimore, Maryland, to work with Upal Ghosh, Ph.D., at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. See other award winners and learn more about Savannah’s work here.

Jessica Hartman, a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Joel Meyer, won 1st place for post-doc posters at the North Carolina Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting in spring 2018, with her poster “Humanized, Transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans to Study CYP2E1-Induced Toxicity.” The NC SOT provides opportunities for toxicologists in the state to meet, present research, and discuss topics in the field and fosters collaborations. See the SOT webpage for more information about the 2017 award recipients.