UK SRC Hosts UofL SRC for Immersive Two-Day Trainee Event

  • July 17, 2019

Lexington, KY (July 15, 2019)- On July 10th and 11th, the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK SRC) hosted trainees from the University of Louisville Superfund Research Center for a two-day event that included information exchange among trainees from both centers, group presentations and discussion, tours of some of UK’s labs, and a full day visit to Whitesburg, Kentucky, where...

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UK SRC's Dr. Zach Hilt Named 2019-2020 UK Research Professor

  • May 09, 2019

Lexington, KY (May 9, 2019)- Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering J. Zach Hilt has been named one of the University of Kentucky’s 16 University Research Professors for the 2019-2020 academic year. This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that addresses scientific, social, cultural, economic or health challenges in our...

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UK SRC Partners with the Lexington Senior Center to Share Research with Local Community Members

  • April 24, 2019

Lexington, KY (April 24, 2019)- The UK Superfund Research Center’s Community Engagement Core (CEC) works with communities to develop strategies that give people the opportunity to actively engage in good nutrition and physical activity to protect their health from environmental pollution. Since 2015, the CEC has been working with the Lexington Senior Center in pursuit of this goal. The Lexington...

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UK College of Medicine Postdoc and Superfund Center Trainee Mike Petriello Wins Prestigious NIH Award

  • September 19, 2018

UK College of Medicine Postdoc and Superfund Center Trainee Mike Petriello Wins Prestigious NIH Award Mike Petriello, post-doctoral researcher within UK’s Cardiovascular Research Center, has received the prestigious Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This highly competitive career development award offers postdoctoral researchers the...

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UK SRC's Vapor Intrusion Expert Kelly Pennell Featured on Environmental Health Chats Podcast

  • August 28, 2018

On July 19, 2018, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' (NIEHS) Partnership for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) released a new podcast featuring UK SRC's Dr. Kelly Pennell, a leading expert in vapor intrusion research. The podcast, Vapor Intrusion and Your Health, is part of PEHP’s podcast series, Environmental Health Chats, which explore how environmental exposures...

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UK Superfund Scientists Join International Colleagues to Seek Solutions for Environmental Problems

  • June 19, 2018

UK Superfund Scientists Join International Colleagues to Seek Solutions for Environmental Problems June 19, 2018 Almost 13 million people die each year from preventable environmental causes. The World Health Organization reports that 25% of all deaths in children under the age of 5 are due to environmental causes. Established in 1994 by an initiative of the United States and...

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UK SRC Graduate Trainee Rishabh Shah Wins KC Donnelly Externship Award

  • June 11, 2018

Congratulations to UK SRC Graduate Trainee Rishabh Shah, winner of the prestigious K.C. Donnelly Externship Award! Established in 2011 by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program, this supplemental award provides current SRP-funded graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with translational/transdisciplinary opportunities and experiences within...

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BerryCare Kicks Off at the Boyle County Senior Center

  • May 09, 2018

On April 25, 2018, UK SRC’s Community Engagement Core (CEC) kicked off the BerryCare lesson series by delivering a presentation to approximately 20 seniors at the Boyle County Senior Center. The presentation focused on the health benefits of fruits and vegetables and how good nutrition can protect health against environmental pollution.  Annie Koempel...

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Graduate Trainee Jessie Hoffman is Dept. of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences Student of the Year

  • April 23, 2018

UK Superfund Research Center Graduate Trainee Jessie Hoffman was named the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences 2018 Student of the Year on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The award recognizes Jessie's exceptional achievements and demonstrated student leadership. Jessie is pursuing a PhD in Nutritional Sciences while also working toward becoming a...

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UK SRC Graduate Trainee Brittany Rice Wins 2018 UK Inclusive Excellence Award

  • April 23, 2018

UK SRC Graduate Trainee Brittany Rice received the 2018 University of Kentucky Inclusive Excellence Award in the Graduate Student category on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the UK Faculty Awards Ceremony. This distinguished award recognizes Brittany for her exemplary contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion through campus and community leadership and engagement. The...

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