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Nicki Baker Awarded Prestigious WETTERHAHN AWARD at Annual SRP Conference

(Fall 2012) -- The Superfund Research Program honored Nicki Baker with the Karen Wetterhahn Award at the Superfund Research Program Annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Baker is researching environmental toxins and the impact on obesity and type 2 diabetes. Her work provides insight to PCB impact on human health and the possibility of exposure to PCB’s blunting the positive effects of losing weight.

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Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award Presentation with Nicki Baker

This webinar will feature Nicki Baker, the fifteenth recipient of the annual Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award. Baker's work has brought novel insight into how environmental toxins, namely co-planar PCBs, impact human health. Her work focuses on how PCB exposures may blunt the beneficial effects of weight loss to prevent insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Her research has also demonstrated that dietary polyphenol and resveratrol may protect against PCB-induced impairment of glucose homeostasis.
Please join us for the webinar on January 8, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST. For more information and to register, visit the SRP GoToWebinar website.