UK Superfund Research Center Dr. Bernhard Hennig, Dean Dr. Nancy Cox and UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto, pictured at UK SRC $12.2 Million Grant Award Announcement June 2014, Lexington Kentucky


Dr. Andrew Morris was recently featured in the Gill Heart Institute magazine.

Congratulations to Dr. Bhattacharyya is the new Director of the UK Center for Membrane Sciences


UK-SRC Kevin Pearson, PhD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine invited to speak at the CEHN’s Pediatric Research Conference Children: Food and the Environment in February 2015, during Concurrent Session 4: Interactions of Food and the Environment that Impact Healthy Growth – Obesity

Grantee Highlights (December 2014) wrote about Anna Goodman Hoover, Ph.D. " Taking Time to Dialogue with Stakeholders" from University of Kentucky SRC. Read it here.

2014 Environmental poster award was received by Angelia Gutierrez at the Annual SRP meeting held in San Jose California, Congratulations!

UKSRC Congratulates Brad Newsome as recipient of 2014 SRP Wetterhahn Award and which was made at the annual SRP convention held in San Jose, CA

Invited to present this year at the 2014 SRP Annual Conference in San Jose, CA was Mike Petriello. Read more here. Congratulations on the presentation!

Superfund Research Program (SRP) scientist Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., will lead one of three major research programs as part of a $24 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to the University of Kentucky. Read more here

NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) Health Scientist Administrator Heather Henry, Ph.D., presented at the recent Wyatt Symposium. At the bi-annual event she was hosted by the University of Kentucky along with Tomas Trnovec, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of environmental medicine at Slovak Medical University in Bratislava, Slovakia read more here.

Wendy Heiger-Bernays of Boston University recently presented at KYDEP seminar series  Derivation of TCE Toxicity Values and Implications for Risk Management, held in Frankfort, Kentucky Read here.

Radio Station to air "UK at the half" Monday, Oct 27th featuring the Superfund Research Center during the men's basketball Blue-White Game around 7:50. Tune into WLAP/630 AM or WUL/98.1 FM or listen here.

Held recently was the 17th Annual Gil Heart Research Day with several UK-SRC students and posters

Seventh Annual Wyatt Symposium (group photo) with featured speakers Dr. Tomas Trnovec and Heather Henry, Ph.D. being held October 14, W.T. Young Library, on Enviromental Health and Disease. Read here.

UK at the Half’ -- for Sept. 6 - Ohio at UK Football (MP3 attached) featuring UK’s Superfund Research Center w/Professors Bernhard Hennig and Lindell Ormsbee

Mike Petriello, one our Graduate Trainees, presented at the 34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (Dioxin 2014) in Madrid, Spain in September titled "PCB 126 induced endothelial toxcity is modulated by cross talk between caveolae and NRF2 signaling".

Two patents (developed by Dr. Bhattacharyya and his NIEHS-SRP students) were licensed to Ultura Corporation by UK for full-scale development of functionalized membranes and filter modules. Read here.

SRP e-Posted Notes Issue 126 (July 7, 2014) edition included Trainee Spotlight section on Dr. Li Xiao, read here.

Dr. Anna Hoover gave a presentation for PEPH webinar: Environmental Health Literacy - The Evolution of a New Field on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. See slides here.

Dr. Eli Capilouto, President of University of Kentucky announces National Institutes of Health Superfund Research Program Award today of $12.2 million grant.

National Institutes of Health Grant Media Announcement

UKNow announcement

More UK- SRC information here.


Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharyya announced Li Xiao receiving 2014 AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award, June 7, 2014.

Dr. Dibakar Bhattacharyya’s paper “Reactive nanostructured membranes for water purification” was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Read more here.

Dr. Kelly Pennell to serve on the American National Standard Committee for Soil Gas Mitigation Standards for Single-Family Residences committee.

Dr. Lisa Cassis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular and Bio Medical Pharmacology, has agreed to serve as the UK Interim Vice President for Research, Thursday, May 8, 2014 here.

Dr. Kelly Pennell, served as a peer-reviewer in May for several pilot programs that bring SRP researchers together with key Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) contacts.

Dr. Wendy Heiger-Bernays, Boston University of Public Health will be speaking at Seminar Series May 7, 2014, at noon, KDEP in Frankfort, Ky on "Derivation of TCE Toxicity Values and Implications for Risk Management" POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE!

Dr. Anna Hoover, UK-Deputy Director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services, served as a moderator during the 2014 Keeneland Conference for PHSSR, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. Kevin Pearson speaking at Seminar series April 2, 2014, at noon, KDEP in Frankfort, KY on "Developmental Programming: Effects of Diet, Exercise, and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Exposure during Pregnancy on Long-term Health in Offspring".

2014 Trainee Webinar Series to feature Minghui Gui from University of Kentucky April 15-Please register.

Dr. Kelly Pennell, invited speaker in April, 2014 at NSF workshop "Conceptualizing Environmental Exposure From Data to Decisions". Highlights of the presentation were policy implications for past SRP research (flyer here).

Dr. Lindell Ormsbee Seminar series continues speaking on Best Strategies for Solving Environmental Problems March 5, 2014, at noon, KDEP in Frankfort, KY.

Dr. Lindell Ormsbee, associate director of the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center has been elected as a Fellow of the Environmental and Water Resource Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Dr. Ormsbee was elected as a Fellow of ASCE in 2008 and a member of the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers in 2005

Dr. Kelly Pennell will be speaking as part of a webinar "Chemical Trespassers In Your Indoor Air " co-hosted by BU-SRP and CHE on February 25, 2014.

Seminar Series continues with Dr. Kelly Pennell speaking on Characterizing Vapor Intrusion Exposure Risks, February 5, 2014, at noon, KDEP in Frankfort, KY.

University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) faculty, Drs. Andrew Morris, Bernhard Hennig and Kevin Pearson won the 2014 University of Kentucky “John P. Wyatt, M.D. Traveling Fellowship”.

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