Mar 17, 2022: Exposure and Health Effects of Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) within Inland Southern California Commuters

Headshot of seminar speaker, David Volz, PhD, in front of a blurred background

David C. Volz, PhD

Professor & Chair

Department of Environmental Sciences

University of California, Riverside

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Over the last few years, Dr. Volz’ group has been actively engaged in supporting and directing original environmental health sciences research that has leveraged interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to 1) increase our understanding about chemical and consumer product safety and 2) as a result, improve health equity and reduce health disparities within Inland Southern California.  More specifically, his research program has launched population-based studies focused identifying potential differences in human exposure to vehicle-derived chemicals within commuters vs. non-commuters.  As described within this seminar, his group’s findings are beginning to raise awareness and concerns about the potential health effects associated with chronic exposure to chemicals within vehicles and other forms of transportation, particularly within densely populated and traffic-congested areas such as Southern California.

About the Speaker: Dr. David Volz is a Professor and Chair within the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.  Following completion of his Ph.D. from Duke in 2006, Dr. Volz spent three years as a Toxicologist within the Product Safety/R&D division of Syngenta – a Switzerland-based global seeds and agrochemical company – where, among other responsibilities, he led multidisciplinary project teams that supported product development, regulatory affairs, and new business opportunities. In August 2009, Dr. Volz returned to academia as a tenure-track Assistant Professor within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia and, in July 2015, relocated to the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. Since transitioning back to academia in late-2009, Dr. Volz has secured nearly $3.5 million in competitive research funding as PI, authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and presented at national and international scientific meetings on topics ranging from toxicology, molecular biology, chemicals policy, risk assessment, and animal alternatives.  Dr. Volz also received an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award from NIEHS in 2017, has served as an ad hoc reviewer on numerous special emphasis panels and study sections for NIH, and currently serves on a handful of editorial boards for journals focused on environmental science and toxicology.

Thursday, March 17, 12:00-1:15 pm Eastern

This seminar will be presented live via Zoom with interactive Q&A.

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Field Auditorium Room 1112, Grainger Hall (9 Circuit Dr, Durham, NC)

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