The University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) strives to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts of chlorinated organic compounds found at Superfund sites across both the Commonwealth and the U.S. Specifically UK-SRC biomedical research examines potential roles for nutritional components and lifestyle choices to minimize negative human health impacts related to chemical exposures, while environmental research examines potential uses of nanotechnology for detecting and cleaning up contaminants before exposure happens.

Through this body of research, together with engagement and translation activities designed to increase the real-world impact of laboratory findings, the UK-SRC works to improve health, reduce exposures, inform decisions, and develop tomorrow's environmental health scientists.

Bernhard Hennig, PhD
UK Superfund Research Center


Dziubla and Pennell Honored During UK College of Engineering Awards Banquet

Drs. Tom Dziubla and Kelly Pennell were honored during the University of Kentucky College of Engineering's Awards Banquet.  The banquet was sponsored by Tau Beta Pi and was held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Dr. Kelly Pennell was tied for first place for Outstanding Teacher in Civil Engineering with Dr. Gabriel Dadi.  Dr. Tom Dziubla was...

Hennig Invited to Present at Society of Toxicology Symposium

Dr. Bernhard Hennig was one of the invited speakers of a symposium organized by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Hazardous Substance Basic Research and Training Program (SRP) and held during the annual Society of Toxicology Meeting in Baltimore.  The symposium was entitled “NIEHS Superfund Research Program...

Our Trainees

Jessie B. Hoffman, M.S.

Jessie is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, and received a master of science in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Newberry College in South Carolina. Her research interests include nutritional modifications to reduce inflammation and adverse health effects of environmental pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).