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
Mimi Huang Kim Stratford Please join us in congratulating Mimi Huang and Kim Stratford in receiving F31 Awards through NIEHS. Mimi works under the mentorship of Dr. Mirek Styblo and is investigating the underlying mechanisms of arsenic-associated diabetes and how nutritional interventions may modify arsenic toxicity. Mimi is a fourth year Toxicology graduate student … Continued
Liz Mutter-Rottmayer Liz Mutter-Rottmayer was recently awarded the PhRMA Foundation’s competitive pre-doctoral fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology. With the help of her mentor, Dr. Cyrus Vaziri, Liz is currently conducting research to uncover how mechanisms of DNA repair may alter environmental susceptibility as well as the efficacy of chemotherapeutic genotoxins, thus contributing to carcinogenesis. This fellowship … Continued
Tarheel Tox Talks flyer We are excited to announce the first installment of our public outreach program, “Tarheel Tox Talks,” on Tuesday, October 4th at Chapel Hill’s Tobacco Road Sports Café. Dr. Rebecca Fry, Associate Professor in the UNC Curriculum in Toxicology and Director of the UNC Superfund research program, will give a community-centered … Continued
Emma Bowers Emma Bowers was recently awarded the 2016 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship in Human Health Risk Assessment and Risk Management. Under the mentorship of Dr. David-Diaz Sanchez, Emma is investigating why some individuals are much more sensitive to air pollutant exposure than others, an important global public health issue. Using … Continued
The Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting took place March 13-March 17, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Several current graduate students as well as postdoctoral trainees were in attendance. The CiT also held an alumni mixer which was held on Tuesday, March 15th and was well attended also.
UNC Curriculum in Toxicology participated in the 2016 UNC Science Expo that was held on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. The UNC Science Expo is an annual event that takes place along Cameron Avenue on the UNC Campus every spring. The Expo is a street-fair type atmosphere where approximately 10,000 visitors walk from booth to booth, … Continued
Dr. Baines and Desinia Miller Dr. Antonio Baines was recently awarded a 2016 SOT Undergraduate Educator Award. Dr. Baines commitment to mentoring and training students is a great asset to the Curriculum in Toxicology. One of our current students, Desinia Miller, was recruited by Dr. Baines and she is currently set to graduate May 2016. … Continued
Graduate Student Dana Walsh featured in the UNC School of Medicine’s Vital Signs publication.
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