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


UK SRC Co-hosting Important International Meeting on Health, Environment

Scientists from the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) are joining the Institute of Environmental Medicine AS CR in co-hosting the 2016 Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment (CEECHE). Held biennially, this year’s meeting is taking place this week through April 14 at the Hotel Diplomat in Prague, Czech Republic.

Hilt Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

On April 4, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) inducted J. Zach Hilt, the William Bryan Professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, to its College of Fellows.

Our Trainees

Jordan Perkins

Jordan is a current MPH student and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. Following graduate school, Perkins later enrolled in the Master of Public Health program at the University of Kentucky and is now a graduate student and laboratory manager in Dr. Bernhard Hennig’s laboratory. Perkins is currently working on ways to examine mixtures of environmental pollutants. His future research goals include investigating how environmental pollutants modulate the immune system and how these changes affect the progress of cardiovascular disease.