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Congratulations to all Leon Golberg Travel Award Recipients!

March 19, 2024

Please join me in congratulating all of our Leon Golberg Travel Award Recipients! These students submitted outstanding abstracts and earned this competitive travel award. Many of the recipients below utilized their awards to travel to this year’s Society of Toxicology Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, to present their work in front of many … Read more

Brittany Rickard Wins The Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

March 19, 2024

Congratulations to our very own Brittany Rickard for winning the Biological & Life Sciences Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award. The Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes the highest level of graduate student scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill, highlighting the original and innovative work of our doctoral candidates and graduates. Please join us in our appreciation for all … Read more

Five Questions with Aleah Bailey

February 1, 2024

January 31, 2024 In this new Vital Signs series, we feature graduate student Aleah Bailey in the Jaspers lab. Ignited by a longtime passion for environmental justice, Bailey seeks assess how stress and sociodemographic factors affect systemic immune responses to wildfire smoke exposure. Aleah Bailey is a 4th-year PhD candidate in the lab of Ilona Jaspers, PhD, … Read more

Director Ilona Jaspers, PhD Wins SOT Educator Award

January 16, 2024

Education Award Ilona Jaspers, PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC The Education Award is presented to an individual who is distinguished by the teaching and training of toxicologists and who has made significant contributions to education in the broad field of toxicology. For her progressive vision and exceptional leadership in the … Read more

CiTEM Trainee Awards

September 19, 2023

We’d like to take the opportunity today to recognize a few of our students on their tremendous achievements of late. Stephanie Brocke and Roland Seim – recipients of the Jeffrey Houpt Innovator Award in Environmental Health Research. The Jeffrey Houpt Innovator Award is used to augment the biomedical graduate training at UNC with knowledge, skills, … Read more

Rooted: Ilona Jaspers

September 13, 2023

Our very own Dr. Ilona Jaspers – Director of CiTEM – was interviewed this past week as part of UNC Research’s Rooted interview series.   Read about it here!   Rooted recognizes long-standing members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who have aided in the advancement of research by staying at Carolina. They are crucial to the UNC … Read more

Welcoming Our New Faculty Members

September 7, 2023

As we get settled into the swing of things and the leaves begin to change this Fall Semester, we would like to welcome our new faculty members to the curriculum. These new faculty members are: Robert Roth, Erin Baker, Johanna Smeekens, Hisham El-Masri, Sheikh Shehzad, and Liz Corteselli. Dr. Robert “Bob” Roth comes to us … Read more

Welcoming New Postdocs!

August 31, 2023

We’d like to welcome our two new Post Doctoral Research Associates, Jennie Thies and Dre’ Dobson! Jennie comes to us with a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Alabama. Her research interests include: Neurodegenerative Diseases and Others | Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, Epilepsy, Autism | Mitochondrial Biology | Mitochondrial Regulation, Mitochondrial disorders | Fatty … Read more

Another Successful CiTEM Retreat – June 2023

August 31, 2023

This past June we had another successful Curriculum in Toxicology and Environmental Medicine Annual Retreat at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens. We started the morning listening to Dr. Ilona Jaspers, Director of CiTEM, speak on the achievements of the program in the past year and discuss where the program is headed in 2024 before Dr. … Read more