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Dr. Carmen Williams is NIEHS Mentor of the Year

December 4, 2015

Dr Carmen WIlliams and Alisa Suen At the 2015 NIEHS Science Festival, Dr. Carmen Williams was awarded NIEHS Mentor of the Year to recognize her dedication to mentoring. Dr. Williams’ past and present trainees describe her as being consistently available and truly making mentoring a priority. She tailors her style to individual trainees, pays attention … Continued

Three CiT students are selected for oral presentation at the Gordon Research Seminar on Cellular and molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity

September 24, 2015

Speakers were just selected for the upcoming specialized and selective Gordon Research Seminar on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity in Andover, New Hampshire. Of the eleven speakers selected from institutions around the world for this prestigious honor, three are UNC Curriculum in Toxicology graduate students. Phillip Wages (Samet lab) will present the novel insights … Continued

Dr. Fry selected as the new Director of the UNC Superfund Research Program

September 2, 2015

Rebecca Fry, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School, has been named director of the UNC Superfund Research Program. The program brings together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, science communicators and trainees to study human health and environmental risks associated with exposure to toxic chemicals found at hazardous waste … Continued

Excellent representation of the Curriculum in Toxicology at the Gordon Research Conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity in Andover, NH

August 20, 2015

The Gordon Research Conference/Seminar in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity took place in Andover, NH on August 9-14th, 2015 (https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=14898). This conference showcased state-of-the-art mechanistic toxicological research. Topics included areas such as emerging technologies in basic, mechanistic, systems biology, epigenetics, the microbiome, and stem cells as well as computational, 3D, and in vivo modeling … Continued

Alisa Suen is awarded the 2015 Anita Payne Scholarship for attending the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

March 13, 2015

Alisa Suen, graduate student in the lab of Dr Carmen Williams, is the 2015 recipient of the Anita Payne Scholarship. This award was established in 2012 by the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) to help support the cost of travel and participation in the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) course. Supported by a grant … Continued

Dr Folami Ideraabdullah receives K22 from NIEHS to study epigenetic perturbations of endocrine disrupting compounds

January 29, 2015

Dr Folami Ideraabdullah, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Nutrition and newly appointed member of the Curriculum in Toxicology, just received a Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Development Award (K22) from NIEHS on a project entitled “A genetic approach to understanding mechanisms of epigenetic perturbation by environment”. The study … Continued

Dr Samir Kelada an Outstanding New Environmental Scientists (ONES) Career Development Award from NIEHS on Gene-Environment Interactions between Ozone and Development of Asthma.

January 29, 2015

Dr Samir Kelada is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and newly appointed member of the Curriculum in Toxicology. He just received an Outstanding New Environmental Scientists (ONES) Career Development Award from NIEHS. His proposed studies will utilize a new mouse genetics resource, the Collaborative Cross (CC), to examine gene-environment interactions (GxE) in … Continued