UK’s Superfund Research Center Receives $8.7 Million

  • April 20, 2020

UK’s Superfund Research Center Receives $8.7 Million By Elizabeth Chapin April 20, 2020   UK Superfund Research Center director Bernhard Hennig (right) with doctoral students who are part of the center’s “Project #1,” which examines how nutrients affect toxicity caused by PCBs in vascular tissues. LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 20, 2020) ...

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UK's Superfund Research Center connects with community for a healthier Kentucky

  • March 05, 2020

UK's Superfund Research Center connects with community for a healthier Kentucky By Elizabeth Chapin March 5, 2020 Video by Research Communications LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 5, 2020) – To fight the negative health effects of environmental toxins, reach for more fruits and vegetables – that’s the message University of Kentucky Assistant Professor...

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Postdoctoral Trainee Dr. Pan Deng Featured in UKNow News Story

  • March 03, 2020

On January 30, 2020, UK's internal news source UKNow published a story and video featuring the work of Dr. Pan Deng, Project 1 Postdoctoral Trainee. The article and video discuss Dr. Deng's research which shows that a diet high in fiber could possibly reverse the adverse effects that environmental toxins have on cardiovascular health.     

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UK SRC Assistant Director Dr. Kelly Pennell Interviewed About PFAS in Drinking Water

  • February 13, 2020

  Lexington, KY (February 13, 2020)- On February 6, 2020, UK SRC Assistant Director Dr. Kelly Pennell was interviewed about PFAS in drinking water by Eileen Street of Spectrum News 1 in Louisville, KY. The story, A Growing Conversation About PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water, aired on Spectrum News 1 on Monday, February 10th. The segment includes interviews with Louisville Water...

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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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