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NC Award Recipients (2016)

June 23, 2022

  Two members of the Curriculum in Toxicology receive the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor given by the state of North Carolina. Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, and Dr. Aziz Sancar, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC-CH and the recipient of the … Continued

CiTEM Trainees Honored

June 23, 2022

In addition to publishing over 20 first-author papers, our CiTEM trainees have received 20 poster and travel Awards, are the winners of NC Impact Awards in 2019 and 2020 (Bevin Blake and Yael-Natalie Escobar), winners of the NIEHS 3-minute thesis competition (Bevin Blake), were inducted into the UNC Frank Porter Graham Honor Society (Elise Hickman), … Continued

Alexia Perryman Awarded ToxScholar Grant to Serve as Invited Speaker at California State University-East Bay

April 26, 2022

Congratulations to Alexia Perryman for receiving the Society of Toxicology ToxScholar Outreach Grant to support her visit to California State University-East Bay (CSU-EB), where she served as an Invited Speaker for the “Introduction to Toxicology” undergraduate course. Alexia was hosted by the instructor, UNC CiTEM alumnus Brett Winters, and his students. Alexia presented on inhalation … Continued

Graduate Student Micah Willis awarded 2021 AAI Minority Scientist Award

April 13, 2021

Micah Willis Congratulations to Micah Willis for receiving the AAI Minority Scientist award for his work on “Microvesicle-associated immunomodulators are critical regulators of immune dysfunction following burn injury”. Burn injury can be separated into two very distinct phases; an hyper-inflammative early-acute phase (0-72 hours post injury), followed by an immunosuppressive sub-acute phase. Micah’s work will examine … Continued

Faculty Member Phillip Clapp is Featured in Press Briefing on Mask Fitting

February 22, 2021

Phil Clapp Collaborative research between CEMALB and EPA investigators shows that double masking can provide additional protection for the wearer. However, improving fit with the outer mask is key. Read More here: https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/tight-fit-more-important-than-a-second-mask-to-prevent-covid-19-spread/19535938/  

Recent Graduate Yael-Natalie Escobar Awarded APS Fellowship

February 3, 2021

Yael-Natalie Escobar It is becoming increasingly apparent that science is a major component of many issues, topics, and decisions with which Congress must grapple. The American Physiological Society (APS) sponsors an early career advocacy fellowship to engage researchers in “advocacy activities and provide them with skills to become long-term advocates for scientific research.” Yael-Natalie Escobar, … Continued

Longtime Faculty Dr. David Holbrook passes away

May 28, 2020

Dr. David Holbrook It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Dr. David Holbrook. He died peacefully on May 3rd, 2020 at the age of 87. He was a critical component in the development of our training program in 1979 and stayed involved until 2019, dedicating 40 years of his life to … Continued

Dr. Samantha Faber awarded SOT 2019 Colgate-Palmolive Postdoc Fellowship Award in In-Vitro Toxicology

January 14, 2019

  Postdoctoral Trainee Dr. Samantha Faber, PhD has been awarded the Society of Toxicology 2019 Colgate-Palmolive Postdoc Fellowship Award in In-Vitro Toxicology.   Her project title  is “Beyond the Barrier; A Readily Adoptable In Vitro Model for Exploring the Effects of Inhaled Toxicants beyond the Epithelium”.  Please see below for a short summary of the grant … Continued

Dr. Haiyan Tong’s Research featured in New York Times article

November 7, 2017

November 2017 Dr. Haiyan Tong, PhD Does Eating Right Protect You From Air Pollution? Exposure to air pollution contributes importantly to excess morbidity and mortality. “Clean Air Act” has saved millions of lives by improving air quality, there are still millions of people in the U.S. who live in areas where particulate air pollution levels … Continued