By Katelyn Liu Skimming through the document posted on a bulletin board in the UNC Gillings School of Public Health titled, “Summer Research Internship Description,” my immediate thought was, “This is not for me.” I knew my skillset as a public policy major and it certainly had nothing to do […]

Where I Belong

Dr. Claudia Gunsch, a principal investigator on Project 4 at the Duke Superfund Research Center, was recently awarded the prestigious Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The prize honors, among other achievements, her trailblazing work on bioremediation of organic contaminants using gene silencing water […]

Dr. Claudia Gunsch Awarded Huber Prize by ASCE

by Mattie Blue If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a figure (in an academic paper) is worth a thousand hours of thought and action. Since starting my internship in Dr. Richard Di Giulio’s lab, I have learned the truth about those glossy, meticulously edited scientific journal articles […]

Even Zebrafish Can’t Beat the Summer Heat

We are thrilled to announce that Rich Di Giulio was named the Sally Kleberg Professor of Environmental Toxicology. Dr. Di Giulio was presented with his award on May 4th at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC. Professor Di Giulio is the Director of the Duke University Superfund Research Center and the […]

Rich Di Giulio awarded distinguished professorship!

By Savannah Volkoff and Eileen Thorsos In December 2014, EPA released an updated health risk assessment for the chemical pesticide chlorpyrifos. Chlorpyrifos has been on the EPA’s radar since 2000, when the EPA began taking action to limit the use of and human exposure to chlorpyrifos. The new assessment considers […]

EPA believes that the children are the future, at least ...